§2154. Powers of clerks and constables; constables of First and Second City Courts of New
A. In civil matters, the clerks and constables of the city courts of New Orleans have
the same powers and duties as provided by the applicable provisions of law for clerks and
marshals of city courts generally.
B.(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the constables of the First
and Second City Courts of New Orleans and their deputies, under the direction and control
of the constables, shall have the same power to make arrests in and upon the property within
the jurisdiction of the constables' offices and shall have all the powers of sheriffs as a peace
officer in all places and on all premises under the jurisdiction and control of the constables,
including execution of the mandates of the court.
(2) Any person arrested by a deputy of the constables shall be forthwith surrendered
or delivered to the sheriff of the parish of Orleans. However, this shall in no way prevent the
New Orleans city police or the sheriff of the parish of Orleans or a deputy thereof from
(3) The constables shall make rules and regulations for the conduct, management, and
control of their deputies and shall from time to time enlarge, modify, or change such rules
and regulations in their discretion.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961.; Acts 2015, No. 461, §2, eff. July 1, 2015.