Pennsylvania State Constable
Moosic, Lackawanna County

About Us

Duties And Liabilities

Constables in Pennsylvania are Peace Officers by virtue of the office they hold, upon completing state certification and training, they may also serve as the Law Enforcement Arm of the Court. Constables primarily serve the District Courts but may also assist in serving the Common Pleas Court, when requested by the Sheriff.

The duty of the Constable is to uphold the law fairly and firmly: to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law; to keep the peace; to protect, help and reassure the community: and to be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense and sound Judgement.

What is a Constable?

A Constable is a sworn Law Enforcement/Peace Officer that can arrest for felony crimes and breaches of the peace committed in his presence, or by warrant anywhere in the commonwealth.

A Constable is also an officer empowered to carry out the business of the statewide district court system, by serving warrants of arrest, mental health warrants, transporting prisoners, service of summons, complaints and subpoenas, and enforcing protection from abuse orders as well as orders of eviction and Judegment levies.

State law governs Constables and they have statewide authority.

Constables are empowered to enforce both criminal and civil laws.

Complaints; Investigations by Constables

Whenever any complaint is made to the court of quarter sessions of violations of law or of conditions which under the law the constable of the districts is required to report to the court, the said court may summon the constable of the district to appear before it, and direct him to investigate such violations and conditions and make a report of his investigations.

191, May 31, P.L. 357, 3

Arrest Of Offenders On View

The police and constables of the several boroughs of this commonwealth, in addition to the powers already conferred upon them, shall and may without warrant and upon view, arrest and commit for hearing any and all persons guilty of a breach of the peace, vagrancy, riotous or disorderly conduct or drunkenness, or may be engaged in the commission of any unlawful act tending to imperil the personal security or endanger the property of the citizens, or violating any ordinances of said borough, for the violation of which a fine or penalty is imposed.

1897, June 4, P.L. 121, 1


It is the intent of this office to provide superior service, with the highest degree of results possible. We feel this is attainable by taking the basic fundamental approach with seasoned personnel and equipping them with the most advanced tools available. We offer a wide range of services to our clients in a prompt, cost effective and confidential manner.

* Subpoenas

* Landlord/Tenant

* Warrant Service

* Civil Process

* Orders Of Execution

* Prisoner Transport

* Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA)

* Private Security

* Executive Protection

* Court Approved Investigations

* Summons And Complaints

* Divorce

* Custody

* Family Court

* Court Orders

* Skip Trace/Serve Subpoena

* Visitation


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