Constables

 

 Constables authorized by the Board of Selectmen may be used to supplement police resources. They may perform police detail work, traffic control, crowd control and such other duties as may be determined by the Chief of Police.

 

Constables, when authorized by the Board of Selectmen, serve warrants and processes in criminal cases. They have the powers of sheriffs to require aid in the execution of their duties in a criminal case, in the preservation of the peace, or in the apprehension and securing of a person for a breach of the peace. They shall serve all warrants and other processes directed to them by the Selectmen for notifying town meetings or for other purposes. They may, when issued a citation book from the Chief of Police in accordance with G.L. c. 90C, enforce auto law violations. They may arrest without warrant any person operating a motor vehicle in violation of G.L. c. 90, § 21. They may arrest without warrant persons violating certain provisions of the election laws.

 

Constables shall have all the authority and powers of police officers consistent with M.G.L. c. 41, § 98. Such powers include, among others, the authority to arrest, serve criminal process, and issue motor vehicle citations.

 

Pursuant to G.L. c. 41, § 95, a constable, in the execution of a warrant or writ directed to him, may convey prisoners and property in his custody under such process beyond the limits of his town, either to the justice who issued it or to the jail or house of correction of his county. If a warrant is issued against a person for an alleged crime committed within any town, any constable thereof to whom the warrant is directed may apprehend him in any place in the commonwealth.

 

Carlton E. Abbott, Jr., Esq.

(Town Processes Only)

Donald B. Bullock

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)

Paul M. DeMelo

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)

Robert C. Fouquette

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)

Michael C. Lecuyer

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)

Edward A. Mello        

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)

Walter J. Sawicki        

(Criminal Processes & Chief's discretion)