The Arizona Constables Association (ACA) has named Dennis Dowling the 2017 Constable of the Year at their annual meeting held in Tubac, Ariz. last month.
This award is given annually to an Arizona Constable who best represents their position in the local justice court precincts.
Constable Dowling’s commitment to the citizens of his area has been a great example for how rural court precincts can best help their constituents.
According to Dowling, this is nothing more than a reflection of his areas common-sense values.
“I enjoy what I do for the people of our precinct in Yavapai County. We deserve the best from our elected officials,” Dowling said.
Since 2015, he has been active in the implementation of the Constables Warrant Reduction Program in Yavapai County, resulting in almost 150 people not being incarcerated for minor violations.
The program has not only helped those individuals from being unnecessarily arrested, but has also has kept taxpayers from unnecessarily paying for them to be housed in the county jail.
In 2014, Dowling was elected Constable by the citizens of the Bagdad/Yarnell Justice Court Precinct.
In 2016 he was elected Presiding Constable for Yavapai County, and has served on the Arizona Constables Association executive board since 2015.