INFORMATION ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CONSTABLE IN FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY

I WAS A MEMBER OF THE OFFICE OF CONSTABLE FROM 1992 TO 2019. I HELD THE POSITIONS OF DEPUTY CONSTABLE, CHIEF DEPUTY CONSTABLE AND EVENTUALLY WAS ELECTED CONSTABLE IN 2014 AND TOOK OFFICE JANUARY 1ST 2015.

THOSE CLIENTS THAT I SERVED PAPERS FOR CAN STILL ACCESS OUR TRACKING SYSTEM BY USING THE LINK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF OUR PAGE AND I CAN STILL BE CONTACTED AT j.jacob@fayetteconstable.com ABOUT YOUR PAPER SERVICE.

THE POSITION OF CONSTABLE, AS INFERRED ABOVE, IS AN ELECTED LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION. THE CONSTABLE HAS A BROAD RANGE OF AUTHORITY WHEN DEALING WITH THE CITIZENS OF HIS/HER COUNTY. MOST CITIZENS DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE CONSTABLE AND HIS/HER DEPUTIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE ARRESTS, EVICT PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES AND SEIZE THEIR PROPERTY. THIS AUTHORITY SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED TO JUST ANYONE AND ON ELECTION DAY, THE CITIZENS SHOULD KNOW WHO THEY ARE VOTING FOR AS CONSTABLE! JUST LIKE THE MAYOR OR THE SHERIFF OR ANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL, THE CONSTABLE’S BOSS IS THE VOTERS. HE/SHE MUST FOLLOW THE LAW WHEN PERFORMING HIS/HER DUTIES AND IF HE/SHE VIOLATES THE LAW HE/SHE CAN BE PROSECUTED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE, BUT OTHERWISE, THE VOTERS CAN ONLY REMOVE HIM/HER EVERY FOUR YEARS.

THE PRIMARY DUTY OF CONSTABLES IN FAYETTE COUNTY IS TO SERVE ORDERS OF THE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURTS. THESE INCLUDE SUMMONSES, WARRANTS, PROPERTY SEIZURES AND EVICTION NOTICES TO NAME A FEW.

MOST PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT WHEN THEY HAVE A GRIEVANCE AGAINST SOMEONE, WHETHER CRIMINAL OR CIVIL IN NATURE AND THEY FILE A LAWSUIT OR CRIMINAL CHARGES, NOTHING HAPPENS WITH THEIR CASE UNTIL THE OTHER PARTY IS SERVED WITH THE COURT PAPERS NOTIFYING THEM THAT THE COURT ACTION HAS BEEN FILED. THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE SERVICE OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCESS IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN OUR STATE. IF CITIZENS DON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN RECEIVE JUSTICE THROUGH THE COURTS, THEN THEY OFTEN ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE DISPUTES BY TAKING THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. THIS IS NOT WHAT A CIVILIZED SOCIETY WANTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS IMPORTANT FUNCTION OF CONSTABLES CONTACT ME AT j.jacob@fayetteconstable.com

JEFF D. JACOB