Q May an alderman who has many years’ experience in police work serve as a volunteer policeman without authority to arrest individuals?

A No, an alderman serves in the legislative branch of government and a policeman serves in the executive branch. Mississippi Constitution of 1890 Art. 1, Sections 1 and 2 prohibit a member of one branch of government from serving in an office of another separate branch. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Permenter, February 23, 2018)