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Posted: 5/20/2003 7:53:56 PM EDT
My wife was elected as State Constable For the township we reside in.Hell she will have a letter head inwhich she can get new LE toys!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 7:54:55 PM EDT
Will she sign my form 4? (OK, my gf lives in PA...)
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 7:59:11 PM EDT
Congrats to the wifey. For those of us not born before 1850, what's a Constable? [;)]
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:32:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 4:33:27 AM EDT by AZCOP]
They serve "civil" court papers from their local court. Nice things like subponeas', Writs, eviction notices, and then get to kick people out of their homes (well, I guess it's not really their home anymore) etc. Deputy Sheriff's do the same thing (Civil Division), but for their whole county. It is not always the most pleasant of jobs. Good luck to her. Jay
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:44:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 4:45:15 AM EDT by Sukebe]
In some states Constables have full arrest powers. They are fully authorized Peace Officers. I think PA is one of those [s]states[/s] Commonwealths.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:02:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sukebe: In some states Constables have full arrest powers. They are fully authorized Peace Officers. I think PA is one of those [s]states[/s] Commonwealths.
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I thought Massachusetts was the only commonwealth???
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:26:55 AM EDT
PA is definately a commonwealth, although wealth is not common in PA.[:D] Oh, by the way, I was also elected Constable yesterday in my local towship. The earning potential is quite high if you hustle...(100k+) Good luck to the wife...
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 5:52:07 AM EDT
Congrats! Constables mostly serve papers. When I was working as a Deputy Sheriff, we served some papers in addition to normal police work. I once had some divorce papers to serve. Went up to the door (it was summer) and there was only a screen door. A guy and his wife were sitting on the couch watching TV. He came to the door and said,"What is that?" I said, "Some divorce papers." He turned to his wife and asked, "Honey, do you know anything about this?" She said, "Just read the papers, Fred." True story.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 11:37:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 11:38:55 AM EDT by u-baddog]
[lolabove] All ways the last to know
Originally Posted By liberty86:
Originally Posted By Sukebe: In some states Constables have full arrest powers. They are fully authorized Peace Officers. I think PA is one of those [s]states[/s] Commonwealths.
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I thought Massachusetts was the only commonwealth???
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Viginia is a commonwealth also. So not all commonwealth suck like MA.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 11:59:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigJ491: For those of us not born before 1850, what's a Constable? [;)]
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Here in PA they are glorified deliverymen. They serve civil papers, divorces and child custody etc. Talk to any Constable and they will tell you themselves that it has got to be the worst job on the planet. What sucks is that you have to supply all of your own equipment, including vehicle/gas/insurance and don't get paid anything unless you actually serve the papers. I always get a kick out of the Constable that lives down the street from me. This guy is like 68 years old, a retired career security guard, and carries a Norinco 9mm Tokarev in one of those $10 Uncle Mikes nylon holsters. This guy makes Barney Fife look like a MIT Graduate. And sobekra70, before you get too excited over the LE toys, here in PA, Constables, like Deputy Sheriff's are not considered "Law Enforcement Officers" so the LE rules don't apply.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:20:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By liberty86: I thought Massachusetts was the only commonwealth???
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Officially the following are commonwealths, not states: 1. Kentucky 2. Massachusetts 3. Pennsylvania 4. Virginia
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