§1880. Qualifications of marshal; bond
A.(1) The marshal shall be a resident elector of the territorial jurisdiction of the court and shall possess a high school diploma or its equivalent as determined by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; however, the requirement of a high school diploma or its equivalent does not apply to a marshal in office as a marshal on August 15, 1997, for purposes of his qualification to remain in office or to seek reelection to a consecutive term.
(2) Before entering upon the discharge of his duties, the marshal shall give bond in favor of the city judge conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and for the legal adjustment of all claims incurred against him in his official capacity.
B. Except as provided in R.S. 13:1882B, the bond, the premium whereof shall be paid by the governing authority of the city in which the court is domiciled, shall be for $1,000 where the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is 10,000 or less. In all other cases, and except as otherwise provided by law, the bond shall be for $5,000. This bond may be sued upon by any person damaged in any way by the marshal in the discharge of his official duties.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1997, No. 399, §1.