Q May an elected constable also work as an appointed investigator for the District Attorney’s office?

A The positions of constable and investigator within the district attorney’s office are both within the executive branch of government, so there is no violation of the doctrine of separation of powers if a person serves both as a constable and an investigator with the district attorney’s office. However, we have emphasized that a constable who accepts the responsibilities of two executive branch offices must keep the two positions separate and that the duties and responsibilities of one position may not interfere with the duties and responsibilities of the other. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Thompson, August 3, 2018)