Macon County Constables
|1 & 2||Sammy Morgan|
|3 & 4||Charles T. (Tom) Dallas
|5 & 6||John David|
|7 & 8||Tony Law|
|9 & 10|
Oath Of Office: Tennessee Constable
"I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and the Constitution of the United States or America. I do solemnly swear I will well and truly serve the state in the office of Constable; that I will cause the peace of the state to be kept, to the best of my power; that I will arrest all such persons as go in my sight armed offensively, or who commit any riot, affray, or other breach of the peace, or I will use my best endeavor, on complaint made, to apprehend all felons, rioters, or person riotously assembled; and that, if such persons flee or make resistance, I will pursue, and make hue and cry, according to the law; that I will faithfully and without delay execute all and return all lawful process directed to me; and that I will well and truly, according to my power and ability, do and execute all other duties of the office of Constable, SO HELP ME GOD. "
Macon County Constables are sworn and bonded peace officers with full powers of arrest under Tennessee Code Annotated Title 8, chapter 10. They are charged with keeping the peace and with the enforcement of the laws of the state, county and its cities. While their powers as peace officers are valid statewide, their activities are generally limited to the county where they are elected.
Tennessee Code requires that to be certified as a law enforcement officers with powers of arrest that the Constables are required to participate in 40 hours of in-service training each year and to be range-qualified by a Certified Firearms Instructor prior to carrying their firearms.
In addition to the 40 hours of in-service training required, Constables may take a variety of classes to learn new skills and to sharpen existing skills.
There are two entities authorized by the State to provide this certification. They are the Tennessee Constable Council and the Tennessee Constables Association. The Tennessee Constable Council has a web site at www.tennesseeconstablecouncil.org. The Tennessee Constables Association website ishttp://www.tnconstables.com/ . Also there is a general Tennessee Constables website located at: http://www.tennesseeconstable.com/. The Tennessee Constables Association may be reached at 731-364-5446.
Constables operate as individual officers at no cost to the citizens or governments of the county. Constables provide their own uniforms, vehicles, fuel and equipment and stand ready to aid or assist all citizens and/or agencies within the county. Their mission is to provide additional law enforcement presence in the county and to assist and supplement the county Sheriffs Office and the Police Departments of Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs. Constables are also at the disposal of the various fire departments, EMS units and rescue squads in the county as well as any state or federal agency which might have use of their services.
Tennessee Constables are officers of the Tennessee Judicial System as prescribed by the State Constitution who are sworn and bonded peace officers with full powers of arrest under Tennessee Code Annotated Title 8, chapter 10. They are charged with keeping the peace and with the enforcement of the laws of the state, county and its cities. Services we offer include:
- Home Security Checks
- Delivery of Legal Documents
- Federal/Civil Process
- Proposed Parenting Plan
- Security Escorts
- Formal & Uniform Security
- Business Security Checks