The Definition Of a Constable
An officer, who is generally elected by the people. He possess power, virture officii, as a conservator of the peace at common law, and by virtue of various legislative enactments; he may therefore apprehend a supposed offender without a warrant, as treason, felony, breach of the peace, and for some misdemeanors Iess than felony, when committed in his view. He may also arrest a supposed offender upon the informatiou of others but he does so at his peril, unless he can show that a felony has been committed by some person, as well as the reasonableness of the suspicion that the party arrested is guilty. He has power to call others to his assistance; or he may appoint a deputy to do ministerial acts.
A constable is also a ministerial officer, bound to obey the warrants and precepts of justices, coroners, and sheriffs. Constables are also in some states bound to execute the warrants and process of justices of the peace in civil cases.
In England, they have many officers, with more or less power, who bear the name of constables; as, lord high constable of England, high constable, head constables, petty constables, constables of castles, constables of the tower, constables of the fees, constable of the exchequer, constable of the staple, etc.
In some of the cities of the United States there are officers who are called high constables, who are the principal police officers where they reside.
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Law Enforcement Officer's Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer My fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the
Constitutional Rights of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice, or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of law enforcement. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession.... law enforcement.
Our office is composed of two parts, Criminal and Civil
Each part performs various law enforcement duties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
And is certified by Act 44
(Constable Education and Training)
And is required by law to attend a minimum of 40 hours per year of continuing education training and firearms qualificatProfessionalism in our office is achieved through training and education.
"The Criminal Section"
Our office's Criminal section main duty is to serve arrest warrants for the Pennsylvania Court System
The Constables assigned to this section, work in plain clothes Or in uniform and investigate and apprehend wanted ,
persons 24 hours-a-day.
In 1998 our office was responsible for the execution of over 300 arrest warrants issued by various District Courts,
and county bench warrants issued by various county courts in the state of Pennsylvania.
We also have the responsibility to provide courtroom
security for Pennsylvania's District Courts.
the protection of District
Justices and their staff,
the Assistant District Attorney, defendants, witnesses,
members of the public present in the District Justice Office.
"The Civil Section"
Its primary duty is to serve civil process for the Pennsylvania Court System.
Our Civil Section is also responsible for landlord-tenant disputes,
which include the service of landlord-tenant Complaints and Orders of Possession,
as well as executing evictions and sheriff's sales for Pennsylvania's District Courts.
Another duty of our Civil Section is the service of subpoenas for civil court cases.
Constables assigned to our Civil Section also provide service to Pennsylvania's Family Courts.
This can includes the service of Protection From Abuse Orders,
divorce papers, and subpoenas for Family
In our Civil Section Constables also perform service for private
attorneys and law firms throughout the Commonwealth.
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To anyone in the greater Chicopee, Massachusetts area in need of a Constable I have found the place for you to go.
Scott D. Goodkowsky, Constable& Defensive Tactics Instructor.
6 Center Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013-2601
Phone: (413) 592-8100
Voice (413) 592-8100
Fax (413) 592-3700
Constables' Office is a full time "Civil Process Division"
located across from city hall in Chicopee,
We offer weekend training for other Constables, Deputies,
or anyone desiring a related career in Law Enforcement.
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