Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-14-1314. Constable training requirements--Uniform requirements
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(a)(1)(A) For a constable to have access to information from the Arkansas Crime Information Center:
(i) He or she shall satisfactorily complete the constable certification course provided by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training; and
(ii) Each year after completing the certification course required under subdivision (a)(1)(A)(i) of this section, he or she shall satisfactorily complete sixteen (16) hours of training certified by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
(B) For a constable to carry a firearm:
(i) He or she shall attend sixteen (16) hours of firearms training; and
(ii) Each year after completing the training required under subdivision (a)(1)(B)(i) of this section, he or she shall satisfy the firearm qualification standards for a law enforcement official.
(2) A constable holding office on July 31, 2007, is exempt from the requirements of subdivision (a)(1) of this section if the constable has completed:
(A) The Part-time Law Enforcement Officer training or higher level training course; and
(B) Mandatory racial profiling courses.
(b)(1) In the performance of his or her official duties, a constable shall wear a uniform consisting of:
(A) A white shirt on formal occasions at any time;
(B)(i) A constable identification patch on the left shoulder of the shirt and an American flag on the right shoulder.
(ii) The top of each patch shall be one inch (1″) down from the shoulder seam of the shirt;
(C) A name tag above the right pocket flap of the shirt;
(D) A six-point star containing the words “Arkansas Constable” on the left side of the shirt; and
(E) The following pants:
(i) Tan pants; or
(ii) Blue or black pants on formal occasions.
(2) If a constable is engaged in search or rescue activities, he or she shall wear a uniform consisting of:
(A) A black shirt; and
(B) Black pants.
(c) In the performance of his or her official duties, a constable shall drive a motor vehicle that is:
(1) Equipped with emergency equipment; and
(2) Clearly marked with a six-point star and the words “Arkansas Constable”.
(d) The county may pay reasonable expenses associated with the requirements of this section.
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