§1879. Marshals and constables; election; term of office; exceptions for Lake Charles and Baton Rouge
A. For each city court, except in the city of Lake Charles, there shall be a marshal or constable, as he may be designated. Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, each marshal or constable shall be elected at the congressional election, beginning in the year 1960 and every succeeding six years thereafter, shall serve a term of six years, and shall take office and begin his term on the first day of January following election. In the city of Lake Charles, the marshal shall be designated as the ward three marshal.
B. Except as provided in Sub-section C of this Section, the term of office of marshals of city courts, whether their respective offices are presently in existence or are subsequently created shall expire on the 31st day of December in the year 1960 and every six years thereafter.
C. The city constable of the city of Baton Rouge shall be elected in accordance with and pursuant to the applicable provisions of the charter of the city of Baton Rouge and the applicable provisions of the plan of government for the parish of East Baton Rouge and the city of Baton Rouge.
D. Except as otherwise provided by law, the provisions of this Part relating to marshals of city courts and their deputies shall apply to constables of city courts and their deputies.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961. Amended by Acts 1966, No. 191, §1; Acts 1981, No. 122, §1.