A constable is an elected or appointed official of a municipality.
Constables perform two main functions:
- Preserve the peace, specifically at the polls during Primary and General Elections.
- Perform judicial duties such as serve writs, warrants, bail pieces, etc.
For more information on Constables please visit the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) website.
Becoming a constable…
Constables are elected at the municipal and/or precinct level to six-year terms. Constable elections were held in 2021 during the Primary and General municipal elections.
In the event no candidates seek election to constable, a qualified elector of that municipality or precinct may seek appointment by circulating a petition and collecting a minimum of ten signatures of voters registered within the municipality/precinct they reside. Vacated offices are filled by a court appointed constable until the next regularly scheduled constable election to include a full six year term if necessary.