Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[Adopted 7-2-1984 by L.L. No. 2, 1984]
There is hereby established the office of constable for the Town of Monroe.
[Amended 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1, 1997]
Constables shall be appointed by resolution of the Town Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Board. The Town Board may appoint up to four constables at any one time. Constables shall serve without compensation unless the Town Board, by express resolution, determines otherwise.
A constable shall possess the following qualifications:
A. 
Shall be a citizen of the United States.
B. 
Shall be over the age of 18 years of age and under the age of 65 years.
C. 
[1]Shall be a resident of the Town of Monroe.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, which required constables to be certified as trained peace officers, was repealed 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1, 1997. This local law also relettered former Subsection D as new Subsection C.
[Amended 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1, 1997]
Any constable appointed under the authority of this chapter shall not be a "peace officer," as that term is defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, and shall be deemed to be a part-time employee unless the Town Board, by resolution, specifically provides otherwise.
[Amended 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1, 1997]
Constables appointed under the authority of this chapter shall have the power to provide service of civil process or appearance tickets.
All constables shall be under the direction of the Supervisor, unless otherwise resolved by the Town Board. Constables shall also respond to the directions of other Town officers, made in conjunction with the Supervisor, who shall be in need of their services for service of civil process or appearance tickets.
[Amended 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1, 1997]
No constable appointed under the authority of this chapter shall carry or use a weapon during any phase of his official duties.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 8-22, Expenses, was repealed 2-24-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997.
This chapter shall take effect in the manner prescribed by law, and no person heretofore appointed by the Town Board as a constable, prior to the effective date thereof, shall continue in such capacity unless specifically reappointed by the Town Board.