The Mayor of the City of Framingham appoints constables only for the service of limited forms of civil process within the geographical boundaries of the City of Framingham. Powers and duties conferred at appointment are strictly limited to only those necessary for this purpose. Constables so appointed are not empowered to and shall not act as police officers. Constables shall not make arrests or otherwise take persons into their custody. They shall not serve warrants, capiases, or criminal processes. Constables shall not obtain CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) through CJIS (the Criminal Justice Information System).
The number of constables appointed by the Mayor shall be no more than 20 at any one time. An increase in this number must be approved by the Mayor, subject to the needs of the community. Applications for constables, regardless of qualifications, shall not be accepted for consideration when the available positions are satisfied.