Smith qualifies for re-election as sheriff

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Grover Smith has announced his intent to seek re-election to his fourth term as Escambia County Sheriff.

Smith has qualified as a Democrat and has been the county’s sheriff for the last 11 years.

“My major goal for the next term is expansion of the work program we began two years ago with inmates picking up trash on our county roads,” Smith said.

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“They have already removed more than a million pounds of trash from our county. An intense boot camp type work program integrated with a strong drug intervention program in the jail is the best hope we have to turn offenders away from drugs,” he said.

Smith has been a law enforcement officer for 41 years, and has received training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and the Argenbright School of Polygraph in Atlanta. He has served as the president of both the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and the Alabama Sheriff’s Association.

Smith invites any citizen with questions or concerns to call him at (251) 368-4779 in Atmore, (251) 809-2141 in Brewton, or (251) 867-9537 at his home.

“Regardless of the election result, I want to thank you for allowing me to serve as sheriff of our county,” he said.