The People's Police

The responsibilities of Constables in Alabama are significant and include serving the community as well as working with legislators in order to plan for and meet the demands of the future. By utilizing the skills of the Constables, other agencies are relieved of such duties as serving warrants, providing escorts, and securing civic events, which allows the other agencies to target high crime and improve their response times. Simply having the presence of men and women in uniform and marked vehicles in the community will help reduce crime on our streets and in our neighborhoods. All the while, the Constable system remains the most cost effective system in America today and is of no expense to the taxpayer but is paid for on a fee basis by the wrongdoer.

Statment Of Common Purpose

The purpose of the Alabama Constable is to uphold the law fairly and firmly, to prevent crime, and to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law. By doing so, Constables help to maintain peace and establish a source of protection and reassurance to the community. In every aspect of their duties, Constables strive to act with integrity, common sense and sound judgment.

"We must be compassionate, courteous and patient, acting without fear, favor or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty."

"We must strive to reduce the fears of the public and, so far as we can, to reflect their priorities in the action we take."