§2583.3. Deputies; oath; compensation; Caddo Parish
A.(1) Each duly elected constable of a justice of the peace court in Caddo Parish may
appoint one deputy constable, if necessary, for whose acts the constable shall be responsible.
Before entering upon his duties, each deputy shall take the oath required by the constitution
and the laws of this state and meet the requirements of R.S. 40:2405. A duplicate copy of
the oath of office shall be filed with the office of the attorney general within seventy-two
hours after being administered. Any deputy constable appointed pursuant to this Section
shall not be entitled to any compensation from any local governing body or political
subdivision, other than the constable's office, and shall not be entitled to any compensation
from the state. Each constable may fix the compensation of his deputy. He may pay from
the fees generated by his office any compensation due to the deputy, the premiums on bonds
required by him of a deputy in charge of public funds, insurance premiums, and any expenses
necessary for the performance of duties required of the deputy. He may issue monthly or
twice per month, at his discretion, warrants or checks for the amounts due to the deputy.
(2) On or before August first of each year, each constable shall report to the sheriff
of Caddo Parish the following information:
(a) The full name of the deputy constable and term of employment.
(b) Any compensation from all sources paid to the deputy constable for the previous
(c) Any certification of required training, including training certified by the Council
on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
B. Each deputy constable authorized by this Section shall have the same
qualifications and training as required by law for a constable of a justice of the peace court.
The deputy constable need not be a resident of the ward from which the constable is elected,
but he must be a resident of Caddo Parish.
C. The provisions of this Section shall have no effect on nor limit the authority of
a justice of the peace to appoint a special deputy constable pursuant to R.S. 13:3477.
Acts 2003, No. 692, §1; Acts 2012, No. 167, §1; Acts 2014, No. 381, §1; Acts 2015,
No. 93, §1; Acts 2016, No. 39, §1, eff. May 10, 2016.