A new constable was appointed to the Kyrene Justice Precinct March 9, according to a news release from Maricopa County.

Bridget Bellavigna was selected from a qualified pool of applicants for the position that was vacated by Ben Halloran Dec. 31, according to the release.

“I’m happy I was able to nominate a candidate who understands the intricacies of property disputes and has compassion for both the tenant and landlord,” District 1 Supervisor Jack Sellers said in the release. “While constables are not law enforcement officers, their job can be difficult, and they are an integral part of the justice system. I believe Ms. Bellavigna’s military background has prepared her to make ethical and sound judgements as constable.”

The Kyrene Justice Precinct encompasses the Ahwatukee Foothills, portions of Tempe and the town of Guadalupe. It straddles portions of Supervisorial districts 1 and 5.

Bellavigna will fill the position through the remainder of the term, which runs through the end of December.