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President Ken Sumner
8:46 AM 8/2/2016

In Tubac earlier this year, we held our bi-annual elections. I want to thank you all for having the confidence in electing me as your President and I want to assure you I will continue to strive to keep this a professional organization that we can all be a proud member of. I want to thank those before me like Vince Roberts, Ron Myers, Phil Hazlett, Kevin Jones and many more that have cleared the path to make this transition possible. I want to welcome our two newest members to the board. Phyllis Romo and Ray Cullison. Most of you know that Phyllis has contributed a lot of time and resources to our association in the past but this will be her first time serving as a board member. Ray Cullison has already began contributing as a newly elected board member with some great ideas.

As you all know, with retirements and others not seeking re-election to their positions as Constable, the ACA has lost a lot of tenured leadership recently. I am confident that this board as well as all of our members across the state are ready to show the leadership qualities that the public has entrusted in each of us as elected officials.

The ACA is proud to sponsor the following upcoming training conferences and events.

The 2016 AZ Constables Association Golf Tournament – Oct. 29th located at ASU Karsten Golf Course located at 1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe Az. 85281. Please help spread the word and make sure to come out and enjoy a day of golf. For more details check out the Events Page or click on the following for the registration form.

2017 ACA Training Conference in Tubac - January 2017 (Pending grant approval)  This being an election year the ACA must also consider training for Newly Elected Constables throughout the state. If my math is correct, we will have 11 to 15 newly elected Constables in office as of Jan 1st 2017 and their training should be provided as soon as possible. This includes all appointed and newly elected positions. As a result, the ACA is planning on combining Newly Elected training with our regular training conference. Newly Elected Constables will attend a longer class schedule than existing Constables and members, but some courses will be combined with both groups. This combined training is to be held in Tubac, Az. at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa. More information regarding this event will be available once the grant process has been completed and approved.

Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you all in Flagstaff,

Ken Sumner


March 18th, 2014
     The Arizona Constables Association which represents the majority of the Constables in the State of Arizona awarded Brandon Schmoll their Exemplary Service Award.

     Constable Schmoll took office January 1, 2010 and has an excellent record of serving the Kyrene Justice Precinct which includes the Ahwatukee and Tempe areas. Constable Schmoll has been actively serving his community, not only in his role as Constable, but also as a Board member for the Ahwatukee Kiwanis Club, President of his H.O.A., and involvement in the Phoenix Block Watch program. Throughout his term as Constable, he has continually been an advocate for the abused or neglected children and animals he comes across during evictions. While doing evictions can be grim, Schmoll says “I follow the Golden Rule and treat people and animals the way I would want to be treated under the same circumstances”.

     Constables are an integral part of the Justice Court system in the State of Arizona. A Constable is an elected official who serves as the Executive Branch of the Courts. In addition to providing judicial security services, Constables are empowered to serve all cases given to them by the Justice of the Peace or other Judges. The process includes service of criminal and civil subpoenas and summonses, writs of restitution (eviction orders), writs of execution (orders to collect judgments), writs of replevin (orders to seize property), orders of protection and injunctions against harassment as well as any other orders from the courts. Constables may also be involved in the sale of seized property, summoning jurors for trials, and posting of liquor license notices.

     Constables who are elected by voters within their judicial precincts are able to provide timely and cost efficient service by working directly with the courts in their local communities to ensure the court's orders are served with justice in an ethical and respectful manner.

For more information Contact Constable Vince Roberts – President:
     Arizona Constables Association
     32 North Stone Suite #111
     Tucson, AZ 85701
     Office 520-740-5442


      An excerpt from
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 page.


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.


     Hopi Artist Richard Gorman from Holbrook Arizona donates paintings to the ACA for the raffle. Known for his colorful paintings of native life and Kachinas, Richard is pictured here with Constable Phyllis Romo and Constable Pauline Hernandez and also next to President Phil Hazlett. Richard’s work can be found in galleries across the state and also online including the sites mentioned below.


     The ACA provides two scholarships every year in the amount of $500. Any Constable, immediate family member of an elected or appointed Constable or Honorably retired Constable is eligible for these scholarships. This year’s recipients were Clayten White, son of Constable Colt White (Payson Regional Precinct) and Jennifer Runge, daughter of Constable Hank Hellman (Mayer Precinct). These scholarships are announced every year and information will be posted on the ACA Website.