Pa. Supreme Court To Standardize Rules For Constables

Law360, Philadelphia (May 28, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had adopted new rules to standardize the policies and conduct of state constables when they handle court business.

State constables — elected individuals who have the power to make arrests by warrant across the state — also carry out various pieces of court business, including serving summonses, complaints and subpoenas. But their court responsibilities have never been the subject of uniform rules across the state.

“There was a need for these rules, policies and procedures, and the...
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