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As Pulaski County’s two constables seek re-election to their unpaid posts, one of them said he wants to keep patrolling the streets while seeking money from the county for a vehicle, ammunition and salary.

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Arkansas, Pages 13 on 10/17/2012

Print Headline: 2 in constable bids see job as doing nothing


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  • TheBatt
    October 17, 2012 at 9:44 a.m.

    Oh wow- somebody actually took the time to look up the law- and we find that "constable" is more tha a rubber stamp for the County Judge.

  • RBBrittain
    October 17, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.

    TheBatt, the problem is constables in Arkansas were created for the 19th century, when the fastest way to the county seat was by horse; the laws on their duties date from then. All of their duties have been performed by police, sheriffs, and similar agencies with much bigger budgets ever since the first Model T hit Arkansas roads. Today, guys like Rick Scott are cop wannabes who make Barney Fife look professional; until someone can get rid of this $50/yr embarrassment of a constitutional office, the best we can ask for is a constable who basically does NOTHING, like Mike Graves.