Constables http://wfpl.org en State Sen. Julie Denton Files Bill to Limit Constables' Powers http://wfpl.org/post/state-sen-julie-denton-files-bill-limit-constables-powers <p>Legislation that would abolish or greatly reduce the powers of Kentucky's constables was filed last week in the General Assembly, but the head of the Kentucky Constables Association says his group is creating a draft bill that would provide them training.</p><p>State Sen. Julie Denton, a Louisville Republican, filed a bill that would remove constables' peace officer powers from the Kentucky Revised Statutes—meaning that constables would lose police powers, such as the ability to make arrests. Constables could still serve court papers.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3899 at http://wfpl.org State Sen. Julie Denton Files Bill to Limit Constables' Powers KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office http://wfpl.org/post/kaco-supports-abolition-constable-office The Kentucky Association of Counties supports a recommendation to do away with the office of constable in Kentucky.<p> KACO President-elect Tommy Turner says his group agrees with a Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice report that calls the office outdated.<p> "Statistical analysis shows that law enforcement by constable represents only one-fourth of one percent of annual law enforcement work. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:10:47 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2713 at http://wfpl.org KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office Kentucky Constable Offices Should be Abolished or limited, Report Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-constable-offices-should-be-abolished-or-limited-report-says <p>A new report by Kentucky's Justice Cabinet advocates the elimination or limiting of Kentucky's constable offices.</p><p>The office is established &nbsp;in the Kentucky Constitution, but the report said constables no longer help law enforcement -- performing but .02 percent of all recorded law enforcement in the state -- &nbsp;and are often liabilities to counties.</p><p>“For the most part, constables perform security guard functions, direct traffic at events or serve civil process," the report said.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:38:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 2410 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Constable Offices Should be Abolished or limited, Report Says