Collage of four constables


As a part of County law enforcement, County Constables provide essential jobs that keep the criminal justice system moving.

The Office of Constable, established in Article 6, Section 171 of the Mississippi Constitution, is filled through election by district for a four year term. These districts are established as "single member election districts" by the Board of Supervisors. Each district has the same boundaries as the districts established for Justice Court judges.

Requirements & Duties

Attend and participate in a two week training session addressing the nature and scope of responsibilities, including firearm use and safety training. Duties include:

  • 'To keep and preserve the peace with his county, by faithfully aiding and assisting in executing the criminal laws of the state.'
  • Attend the Justice Court of their district
  • Execute all judgments in any criminal case before the court
  • Take the oath of office prescribed by the Mississippi Constitution.
  • Post bond payable in an amount equal to $25,000