Constable has many duties |

Constable has many duties

With three people running for Douglas County Tahoe Township constable, residents may be wondering, what does a constable do?

A constable’s duties in Tahoe Township include serving all court papers, domestic restraining orders, evictions, civil and criminal summons and assisting the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in serving arrest warrants when needed.

The constable also serves as bailiff for the Tahoe Township Justice Court and is responsible for the court’s security. He or she must transfer prisoners from the custody of the jail to the court.

Douglas County has two constable positions, one for the Tahoe Township Justice Court and one for the East Fork Township Justice Court.

Only residents in the respective townships vote for their constable.

The salary for a first-time constable is $40,000 a year, and the term is four years.

The only requirement for running for the position is to be a citizen in the township. However, all three candidates agree a law enforcement background is helpful.

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