8:37 PM 9/10/2015
Sorry for the late update to the website but we are working on changes to make it more user friendly and easily updated with information and events. A lot is occurring this fall with the legislative cycle beginning and our annual training conference has been scheduled. We will be in Flagstaff, Arizona October 19th – 22nd and you can find the registration form on the events page or click here
. We have invited Sam Palmer again and he will instruct a class on internet safety for the law enforcement officer, as always should be an exceptional and informative class. I encourage everyone to attend this year’s training. As a reminder, the hotel is filling up so make sure to make your reservations ASAP.
A congratulation to Phil Hazlett, Constable Maricopa County, who recently retired but is helping our organization even in his retirement. Constable Scott Blake, Maricopa County, was appointed to replace Phil until an election is held in Flagstaff this year for the past-president position since we don’t have one. Also, I want to congratulate Constable Brent McCleve, Maricopa County, and John Rademaker, Pima County, on their recent appointments to the office of Constable. John is brand new to the office and Brent has been with us for several years as a Deputy Constable and firearms instructor. Please congratulate them when you get the opportunity.
In the next 6 months there will be some transitioning in the ACA Board with vacancies occurring. Specifically, our treasurer Constable Jim Driscoll from Pima County has entered the race for Justice of the Peace and his position will become vacant during our spring training session. Our anticipated date for the spring conference is May 2nd – 5th 2016 and we are headed back to Tubac, Arizona which is dependent upon funding. The ACA tried to locate an affordable site in Tucson or Phoenix but both locations were cost prohibitive. Tubac has been a great site for us in the past and we are working on classes for the conference already. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Please check the website to make sure you have an updated BIO and photograph. If you do not, please send them to me for submission to the site.
Thanks and I will see everyone in Flagstaff,
CONSTABLE ENRIQUE GÁRFIAS
An excerpt from phoenix.gov:
Enrique “Henry” Gárfias was an early Phoenix community leader, and the first Hispanic to hold an elected office in the city. Gárfias was born in Mexico, and grew up in California. He came to Phoenix in 1874. Four years later he ran for town constable and won, defeating several Anglo candidates. His duties included serving legal notices and assisting in operations of the peace court. In 1881, Gárfias ran for the position of Phoenix’s first city marshal.
Read more of this on our Constable History
Welcome to the Arizona Constables Association web site. This site has been developed to assist you with learning more about this elected position.
Did you know that the job of a Constable varies depending on the county he or she works in?
Constables have been a part of Arizona since the days of the Wild West. On our About page
, the constable's rich history will take you on a journey from territorial days to present times.
Although the Ethics, Standards and Training Board is a separate entity from the Association, several association members serve on the Ethics, Standards and Training Board, which oversees the conduct of Arizona's Constables. For more information about the board, browse over to our Ethics, Standards and Training Board page
Under the Members Section
you will find a listing of the current members of the Association and their biographical information.
We hope you enjoy this site and if you have any further need to contact a board member, please see the Board Members page