[This post is stupid. Proceed at the cost of being laughed at]
Wonder if the ‘con` in both the words – Con & Constable – is intentional.
Perhaps…William Shakespeare (I say this because the British introduced Constabulary) or whoever coined the word ‘Constable` wanted to pass on a message to us.
Something like the Da Vinci code.
Here are a few things that ‘constable` could mean –
A ‘con` who is ‘stable`
A ‘con` who is forced to be ‘stable`
A ‘con` who can be ‘stable` when his seniors are around
A man/woman hired to stabilize ‘cons`
A stable man/woman who has been hired to con (this would be the case with constables in the CBI & CID & RAW)
[I told you so]