Sen. Sue Madison (D-Fayetteville) has proposed eliminating the office of constable. It would require a constitutional amendment.
Amen. Constables, a throwback to bygone days, have the power of law enforcement officers but not necessarily the training, and they are not paid. They are not often utilized by the real law enforcement agencies with actual trained officers.
I’m sure there are a number of them who do their “job” responsibly, but there also are potentially a bunch of Barney Fifes running around. Get rid of the office and shorten the ballots, please.