part of our Justice System, since the territorial days of
our State. Arizona revised Statute 22-131 A states that, Constables shall
attend the courts of justices of the peace within their precincts
when required, and within their counties execute, serve and
return all processes and notices directed or delivered to
them by a justice of the peace of the county or by competent
authority. In addition to any other provision of law these
duties may be enforced by the presiding judge of the superior
court in the county, including the use of the power of contempt.
The Arizona law enforcement officer advisory council shall
provide a training course for constables which will be provided
at least semiannually. Constables shall be required to attend
the next available training course subsequent to their employment.
Constables, with the consent of and at salaries fixed by the
board of supervisors, may appoint deputies, stenographers, clerks
and assistants necessary to conduct the affairs of their offices.
The appointments shall be in writing and filed in the office
of the county recorder.
The provisions of law relating to sheriffs, so far as applicable,
shall govern the powers, duties and liabilities of constables.
Justice of the Peace and one Constable is elected to each precinct.
A Constable is an elected officer of the County for the Justice
Precinct and must live in the precinct to which elected. Constables
stand for election every four years. The Constable and Justice
of the Peace are the last truly locally elected officials of our
Justice system, making them the only Officials of the courts responsible
to the Voters. Constables are elected to reflect the values and
concerns of the community.
Constable serves the criminal and civil process of the Justice
Courts and other legal parties. Constables are the Executive and
Enforcement Branch of the Justice Court. State law sets fees collected
by the court for Constable services. Fees go to the general fund,
not to the Constable.
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