8-10-119- Official Uniform:
- (a) Any Constable may wear the official uniform of the type and design with the insignias of the Tennessee Constable as described in subsection (b). Wearing of the uniform is permissive with the individual constable when such uniform is purchased by the constable; provided, that if such uniform is provided by the county, then the uniform shall be worn in accordance with a dress code apopted by the county legislative body or the sheriff of such county.
- (b)The official uniform for the constable shall consist of:
- Taupe pants with a one-inch wide brown stripe running vertically down each side of the pants.
- Shirts of either dark brown or white, at the discretion of the constable, displaying a patch of a design approved by the Tennessee Constable Association of Tennessee Constable Council.
- A necktie of either taupe or brown, at the discretion of the constable
- Black leather gear and black shoes. Western type belts, holsters and tie-downs are prohibitied.
- (c) The provisions of this section do not apply in any county which has removed from constables any law enforcement powers.
- (d) This section does not apply in counties having a population of not less that fourteen thousand six hundred fifty (14,650) nor more than fifteen thousand (15,000) according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census.
- [Acts 1996, ch. 686 && 2,4]
8-10-120- Constable Patrol Cars
- (a) Constable patrol cars may be white with a brown stripe running horizontally along the upper side. This color scheme shall not be used by any other state or local law enforcement official or agency; provided, that any state or local law enforcement official or agency that is using such color scheme on March 29, 1996, may continue to use such color scheme. When adopted for use by a county constable, the stripe design and other emblems and lettering shall conform to the official uniform markings adopted by the Tennessee Constable Association or Tennessee Constable Council on file with the director.
- (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a county constable from operating unmarked cars for other law enforcement purposes.
- (c) Any constable operating a patrol car and using the lights described in this section must have graduated from the last calendar date in-service sponsored by the Tennessee Constable Association or Tennessee Constable Council.
- (d) Each constable shall be responsible for all costs in marking partol cars.
- (e) The provsions of this section shall not apply in any county which has removed from constables any law enforcement powers.
- (f) This section does not apply in counties having a population of not less than fourteen thousand six hundred fifty (14,650) nor more than fifteen thousand (15,000) according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequesnt federal census.
- [Acts 1996, ch. 686, && 3,4]