Section 36-23-1Number of constables; election; term of office; counties may abolish office of constable.
(a) There shall be one constable for each election precinct in each county, to be elected as provided by law, who shall hold office for four years from the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January next after his election and until his successor is elected and qualified.
(b) Any county, by local legislation, may abolish the office of constable.
(Code 1852, §715; Code 1867, §846; Code 1876, §762; Code 1886, §843; Code 1896, §971; Code 1907, §3324; Code 1923, §6794; Code 1940, T. 54, §28; Acts 1984, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 84-757, p. 129, §1.)