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.