HOW WE SEE IT: Funding Idea For Constables Unnecessary

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 3:17 a.m.

When Arkansas’ constitution was written back in 1874, the idea of elected constables in each county township made a lot of sense. The county sheriffs in those days had few deputies and no real budget. Constables could be a big help in maintaining order. However, law enforcement was a much different discipline then, before cell telephones, squad cars, modern paved highways and police radios.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 11/24/2012