First hearing held for new bill, making constables go through police certified training

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Wednesday a bill to make sure constables are trained had its first hearing.

House Bill 214 would take away police powers of untrained constables in the state.

Out of the 500 constables in Kentucky, only one has police certified training.

However, constables have the same powers as police to make arrests.

The only way to get a constable out of office is to have them impeached.

Under the state constitution, constables have the same rights as a trained law enforcement officer, but nothing in the constitution says they need training.

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