Regional
3:53 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Report on the Effectiveness of the Office of Constable to be Released

Governor's Proclamation for Constable's Day
Governor's Proclamation for Constable's Day

Kentucky's Justice and Public Safety Secretary, J.Michael Brown, is expected to release a new report on the office of constable Thursday morning. At issue is the question of whether the office of constable serves a relevant law enforcement function in contemporary settings in Kentucky.

After several high profile incidents involving constables, Secretary Brown directed the Department of Criminal Justice Training to form a working group to develop an objective view of the usefulness and purpose of constables. The group was asked to assess whether a position that met a need 200 years ago is still applicable today.

Secretary Brown will present the report’s findings during a meeting of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. That meeting will be held in Louisville.