Name : Anthony “Tony” Helms
Age : 54
Occupation : Chief Deputy of the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office
Hometown : Geneva
Party : Republican
Primary Election Date : June 3rd
Family : Wife , Frances ; four children , Leslie, Tony, Nina, Jennifer ; six grandchildren
Background : Helms is a 1977 graduate of Geneva High School, graduate of the Southwest Alabama Police Academy in 1982 and is A.P.O.S.T. Certified.
Helms has worked as a police officer with the Slocomb police and Geneva police departments before becoming a Geneva County Sheriff’s deputy in 1986. While with the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Helms has served as deputy sheriff, commander of the drug task force, investigator and chief deputy.
Platform : I will continue serve with honesty, integrity and impartiality. I have over 33 years of experience in law enforcement and over 27 unbroken years of service with the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office. My experience and knowledge will help me fulfill the duties of the office of sheriff of Geneva County.