2016 Code of Alabama
Title 45 - LOCAL LAWS.
Article 23 - Sheriff.
Part 9 - Qualifications.
Section 45-2-238 - Minimum qualifications for sheriff; continuing education.

AL Code § 45-2-238 (2016) What's This?
Section 45-2-238Minimum qualifications for sheriff; continuing education.

(a) This section shall apply only to Baldwin County.

(b) After May 13, 2013, any person qualifying for election to the office of sheriff in the county or any person appointed to serve as a sheriff shall meet all of the following minimum qualifications, in addition to any other qualifications required by law:

(1) The person is a citizen of the United States.

(2) The person has been a resident of the county for at least one year immediately prior to the qualification date.

(3) The person has the qualifications of an elector pursuant to state and federal law and the person has been registered to vote in the county at least one year immediately prior to qualifying.

(4) The person has been awarded a high school diploma or a GED equivalence.

(5) The person is 25 years of age or older prior to qualifying.

(6) The person has three or more years of prior service as a law enforcement officer.

(7) The person has never been convicted of a felony.

(c) Upon election, the sheriff of the county shall attend annually a minimum of 12 hours of executive level continuing education approved by the Alabama Sheriff's Association or the National Sheriff's Association. Certification of annual continuing education will be filed with the judge of probate of the county by December 31.

(d) This section shall not apply to or affect a supernumerary sheriff.

(Act 2013-227, p. 544, §§1-3; Act 2014-14, p. 47, §1.)

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