SEC. 19-19-1. Number to be elected.
(1) In accordance with the provisions of Section 19-19-2, there shall be a competent number of constables in each county of the state.
(2) The board of supervisors shall furnish each constable with at least two (2) complete uniforms and with some type of motor vehicle identification which clearly indicates that the motor vehicle is being used by a constable in his official capacity. A constable shall, at all times while on official duty, wear his uniform and, when in his vehicle, clearly display his official motor vehicle identification required to be furnished pursuant to this subsection. In addition, the board of supervisors shall provide each constable with a blue flashing light which the constable shall affix to his motor vehicle at all times while using such motor vehicle on official duty. The design of such uniforms, the design of such motor vehicle identification and the type of such flashing blue light shall be prescribed by the Board on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training in order that all constables within the state shall be similarly equipped.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 50, art 4 (1); 1857, ch. 6, art 174; 1880, Sec. 386; 1892, Sec. 767; 1906, Sec. 829; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 635; 1930, Sec. 630; 1942, Sec. 3885; Laws, 1900, ch. 71; 1932, ch. 194; 1948, ch. 260; 1960, chs. 192, 193; 1966, ch. 367, Sec. 1; 1968, ch. 573, Sec. 1; 1986, ch. 441, Sec. 2, eff January 1, 1988 (the United States Attorney General interposed no objection to the amendment on February 20, 1987).