(1)(a) Constables appointed by a county or city are appointed for terms of six years
and may serve more than one term if reappointed by the appointing body.
(b) Notwithstanding the law in place at the time a constable was appointed, the term
of a constable appointed on or after July 1, 2018, expires six years after the day
on which the term began.
(2)(a) Constables serving process outside the county in which they are appointed shall
contact the sheriff's office or police department of the jurisdiction prior to serving
executions or seizing any property.
(b) A constable or deputy constable shall notify the agency of jurisdiction by contacting
the sheriff's office or police department of jurisdiction before serving a warrant
(3) The appointed constable may, upon approval of the appointing county or city, employ
and deputize persons who are certified as special function peace officers to function
as deputy constables.
(4) If the county or city appointing body withdraws the authority of a constable,
the authority of all deputy constables is also withdrawn.
(5) If the authority of a constable or deputy constable is withdrawn, notification
of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division of the Department of Public Safety
shall be made pursuant to Section 53-6-209.
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