The ALABAMA CONSTABLE is a PEACE OFFICER elected by the voting precint, but has jurisdiction throughout the county. The CONSTABLE has full arrest powers, essentally 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 surpress fires and to act as a FOREST WARDEN.Qualifications to become a CONSTABLE are the same as those required to become a SHERIFF. Your constable is an elected public offical.
The CONSTABLE IS ONE OF THE ONLY TWO REMAINING ELECTED PEACE OFFICERS in the world. "Exceptions: Jefferson and Etowah Counties"