Malden constables’ office holds ribbon cutting ceremony

October 16, 2013 by  

On October 7, Snider & D’Amato Constables held a grand opening ceremony for its new office in Malden, where more than a dozen people were in attendance, including Mayor Gary Christianson. No doubt poster printing was used to announce the ceremony so as to make the community aware of the new office, which opened its doors in the third week of July.

According to Steven D’Amato, a co-owner of the office with Mark Snider, the facility uses a different approach to that of other constables’ offices. Rather than having people fax in their issues and requests, people can come into the office, meet with a constable, and get their questions and issues resolved in the office.

The focus of the office is non-criminal matters, such as landlord-tenant disputes, family court, probate, and civil lawsuits. The office handles the civil court system and serves it by issuing and serving subpoenas as well.

Prior to opening this office, Snider had his own constable business and ran it out of his home in Melrose. D’Amato, meanwhile, was the lead deputy sheriff for a civil process division. Each of the other constables in the office has at least 10 years’ experience in the position.

D’Amato said that the office has a fresh look with new carpeting, newly painted walls and ceilings, and a design in the window. There is a classroom in the back that the owners hope to rent out to independent instructors of basics in firearms safety, CPR, or any related topic.

He added that the constables will make themselves available to the community for in-home visits and after-hours calls by cell phone.