County Constables

The office of constable dates from Medieval England.  Constables were peace officers with wide powers of arrest and investigation.  As time passed, their importance was diminished.  Early English settlers transplanted the office to colonial America and it has survived to the present in most states, but its powers have steadily declined.

Constables were first made constitutional officers under the 1850 Constitution.  The present Constitution requires the election of one constable in each district.  Christian County has eight constables.  The qualifications of a constable are as follows:  they must be 24 years of age, a citizen of the state for two years, and a resident of the county and district one year prior to election.  Before taking office, constables must execute bond at a minimum amount of $10,000, approved by the fiscal court.  A constable’s term in office is four years.

Constables are peace officers with broad powers of arrest and authority to serve court processes.  They may execute warrants, summonses, subpoenas, attachments, notices, rules and orders of the court in all criminal, penal and civil cases.  Any constable may, upon approval of the fiscal court in the county of jurisdiction, equip vehicles used by him as emergency vehicles with one or more flashing, rotating or oscillating blue lights.

In all counties except Jefferson County, constables are compensated from the fees they collect for service of process.  Some constables receive mileage and expenses for taking or assisting in taking adult prisoners to the penitentiary or other jails.

District 1

Eddie Cannon

1713 Jane Dr.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 881-6242

District 2

Pat Gresham

PO Box 564
117 N. Fowler Ave.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 305-6070

District 3

Joshua Gydesen

4995 Gracey-Sinking Fork Rd.
Gracey, KY 42232
(270) 839-0084

District 4

Larry Bailey

11705 Bailey Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 887-3590

District 5

Glenn Rickard

2806 Nelson Dr.  Apt. #A
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 839-6644

District 6

Sherry Byerline

958 Elmo Road
Pembroke, KY 42266
(270) 889-7798

District 7

Richard Leavell, III

330 Jonaquin Circle
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 885-1885
(270) 881-3249

District 8

Mike O. "Bubba" Haddock

2175 Greenville Road
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 881-8461