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1:10 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office

The Kentucky Association of Counties supports a recommendation to do away with the office of constable in Kentucky.

KACO President-elect Tommy Turner says his group agrees with a Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice report that calls the office outdated.

"Statistical analysis shows that law enforcement by constable represents only one-fourth of one percent of annual law enforcement work. We support a constitutional amendment to abolish the office,'he said.

Turner, who’s also the LaRue County Judge-Executive, outlined KACO’s legislative agenda before a panel of state lawmakers in Frankfort this week.

The president of the Kentucky Constable Association argues that constables still play a substantial public protection role in many communities.