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National Sheriffs' Association COVID-19 Scam Alerts

  Sheriffs, state sheriffs' associations and local and federal officials are working tirelessly to respond and to communicate back to our communities and assure them in this time of uncertainty.

On behalf of the more than 3000 sheriffs across the nation - thank you for being our eyes and ears on the ground during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, we are seeing scammers attempting to sell illegal COVID-19 home testing kits. The FDA warns that there is currently no approved COVID-19 home testing kit. If you see such activities, please direct people to contact their local law enforcement agency and report the scams directly to the FDA.

Additionally, the FBI is warning there has been increased phishing emails seeking donations or asking to verify personal information in an attempt to steal identities and money.

Please share the below graphics to inform the public of these illegal activities and protect citizens during this difficult time in our nation.
The sheriffs' message to every law-abiding citizen is to remain calm and work together to ensure the safety of the community, state and nation. 

The sheriffs' message to criminals who take advantage of this dire situation is we will not rest until you are brought to justice.

Sheriffs appreciate your help and are grateful that you accept and perform this challenge with hope, strength and perseverance.

Learn more and stay up-to-date at our special COVID-19 website.

Additional Resources: Federal Trade Commission Department of Justice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food & Drug Administration

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Sex Offenders Not Traveling Out of State or Country

Due to COVID-19 virus no SEX OFFENDER out of State or out of Country Travel Permits will be issued by the Geneva County Sheriff's Office.

Pistol Permit Renewals

If you need to renew your current pistol permit please mail your old permit along with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope along with a check or money order for $20. We will process it as soon as possible and return it to you. You must send your old permit and we will only renew for one year. Sorry for any inconvenience but we are doing the best we can. Any new permits will have to wait until the State Health lifts the restrictions so the Courthouse can open to the public. Please mail to Geneva County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 115, Geneva, Al 36340. Checks can be made to the Sheriff's Office or to Pistol Permit.

COVID-19 Operating Procedures

Please review Geneva County's operating procedures for each department during the declared State of Emergency.


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New Deputy Sheriff

Mike Johnson & Sheriff Tony Helms

Mike Johnson & Family

We are happy to announce that one of our Reserves, Mike Johnson, has graduated the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy in Anniston, Al.  Mike is now going full time with the Sheriff's Office and will be out on the roads soon.  Congratulations Mike Johnson!



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