Police / Constable / Municipal / County Governments / Buddy System
This is a cost-effective, income-producing system in the local delivery of justice in which the wrongdoer pays for the fee and mileage of the constable "at no expense to the taxpayer." Remember Constables are not Police Officers; they are however sworn Peace Officers with the statutory powers of arrest without warrant.
The constable within the proposed program would work and function under the supervision of the Chief of police. He / she would perform non-criminal and civil duties aimed at aiding and supporting the local police departments and municipal courts. In a Police/Constable Buddy System, the constable could and should serve non-criminal arrest warrants, traffic tickets, writs, and subpoenas, provide security for the Municipal Court.
To Perform Duties Like:
(Vehicular Overweight) - When a traffic accident occurs in a police officer is called out to the scene of the accident. The officer would then make out a incident report, if one or more of the vehicles involved in the accident is not drivable. The officer must then wait for a tow truck to come, before he is able to continue on to the next call. The constable could relieve the police officer from this and many other minor tasks. So the police officer can take on more ominous and important jobs to protect the public.
(Traffic And Non-Traffic Citations / Summonses) - We are all aware that traffic summonses are only used as a deterrent, not a punishment. We are also aware that traffic summonses are a establish part of revenue for many municipalities. The problem; is about 70 percent of those revenues are not collected. Which eventually cost the city and the taxpayers money. This can be easily rectified, by utilizing your constables to serve that body warrant on the defendant. Bringing him / her into j ustice, and having that defendant pay the cost of the Constables services. Thus retrieving revenues to long past due to the city, again allowing the police department to concentrate on more serious crimes.
(Directing Traffic) - Our States, Counties, and Cities, spend thousands of dollars every year. Training police and potential police officers, to serve and protect the citizens of this country. They're training can start with the very basics of just learning about physical strength to the use of deadly force. These are men and women who have dedicated their lives, (dare I say) who has been trained to sacrifice themselves to serve and protect my life and property as well as yours.
(With all that in mind, do you really think that officer is being put to good use by directing traffic?)
Again the easiest solution for this problem, is utilizing your constables. In turn, the demand on the police officer would be relieved and the force could therefore concentrate on more serious types of police work such as direct crime enforcement and prevention of those crimes. The constable would therefore directly relieve the added cost and number of additional wasted manpower by police personnel.
(Process Serving) - The county nor the municipal courts are obligated to give there serving of process to a constable. But can do so if they so choose, court officers usually do this task. Constables can and do solicit themselves to private attorneys and businesses for the serving of process and re-possessing vehicles, furniture, etc.. The funds to supplement the fees and mileage costs paid to the constables would come directly from the litigants involved in the service by the constable. Presently, the position of constable is totally under used in the judicial system.
(Voting Booth) - There's been too many incidents at the voting booths, where the everyday citizen says:
( I didn't go to vote today because I felt intimidated by the police presents their).
By no means in anyway does this mean any wrongdoing by police officers at the voting booth. Let's just say if you happened to have a couple of outstanding unpaid traffic tickets; you might think twice about showing up to vote.
Police officers are mandated by law to seek out and detect criminal behavior / criminal intent / Wanted persons. Where constables are not police officers, there's no written law mandating constables to seek out or detect laws being broken. Constables can only make arrests without warrant on crimes being committed in their presence.
PEACE OFFICERS OF THE WORLD - TO PROTECT AND SERVE