The CESTB is a seven-member panel of constables, sheriffs, judges, county officials and members of the public who set the professional standards for constables throughout the State, ensure every constable is meeting their continuing education mandates, and provides supplemental funding to counties for constable training and equipment. CESTB also investigates complaints against constables.
Section 22-136 of the Arizona Revised Statutes establishes the CESTB. The Board has the following composition:
- One constable who is from a county with a population of less than one million persons and who is appointed by a statewide constables association established prior to January 1, 2010;
- One constable who is from a county with a population of one million or more persons and who is appointed by a statewide constables association established prior to January 1, 2010;
- One justice of the peace who is appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;
- One county administrator or designee who is appointed by the county supervisors association;
- The director of the Arizona peace officer standards and training board or the director's designee;
- One member of the public who is appointed by the governor: and
- One member who is a board member of the Arizona multihousing association at the time of appointment and who is appointed by the governor
CESTB members do not receive compensation for their service on the Board.