The Constable is a Peace Officer, elected by voting precinct, but has
jurisdiction throughout the county. The Constable has full arrest powers,
essentially the same as the Sheriff. The Constable has the authority to
enforce both the Traffic Code and the Criminal Code of Alabama*.
The Constable has the authority to suppress fires and to act as a Forest Warden.
Qualifications to become a Constable are the same as those to become a
Sheriff. Your Constable is an elected public official.
The Constable is one of the only two remaining elected peace officers in the world.