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How Much Is Sheriff Tony Guy At Work? He Doesn’t Want You To Know.

Several employees of the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office have alleged Tony Guy has been a largely hands-off sheriff who spends far less time at work than other elected row officials in the courthouse. Those employees claim Guy has instead abdicated most of his responsibilities to Chief Deputy Dean Michael.

As part of its efforts to verify or refute those claims, BeaverCountian.com submitted an open records request to the county for his courthouse door access logs. But that request has now been denied, although requests for the same records from other county officials were released.

In response to an open records request filed by BeaverCountian.com earlier this year, the county released courthouse access logs for Deputy Controller William Calhoon. Calhoon said he was not notified before the county released his records.

The county then approved a second request on Feb. 14 seeking access logs for Commissioners Dan Camp, Sandie Egley, and Tony Amadio. But on the same day it granted that request, it issued a refusal to provide records for Guy. It also refused to provide records for Michael and Captain Jay Alstadt.

The county alleges that Guy’s personal security could be put at risk if the public gained any insight to his time in the courthouse. The county’s denial letter was drafted after the law department met with Guy and his solicitor. Officials told BeaverCountian.com that Guy agreed with having the records withheld.

The letter states the release of Guy’s records are specifically exempt from disclosure because they are kept in connection with law enforcement and “would be reasonably likely to jeopardize a public protection activity in that it discloses a pattern of scheduling.” The denial further cited an exception that a release of the records to the public would “be reasonably likely to result in a substantial and demonstrable risk of physical harm to or the personal security of an individual.”

Wayne Kress, a retired state police trooper who has announced his Democratic candidacy for sheriff, said he believes the denial is “ridiculous.”

“Why is everything a big secret with him? It’s because he has a lot of secrets to keep,” alleged Kress.

Kress said he believes Guy is abusing exceptions in the state’s Right-to-Know law to prevent the release of public records for reasons that have nothing to do with security.

“Everybody knows the majority of deputies work Monday through Friday during daylight hours, including Guy. Well, that’s when he’s supposed to be at work anyway. He is administrative personnel, he’s not patrolling the halls or securing the doors or anything like that. The public is no way put at risk by disclosing how much he works … This isn’t law enforcement scheduling information that could tell you how many people are on duty securing the courthouse at some point in the future, it’s a completely different animal … Releasing those logs might put his career as sheriff in jeopardy but it won’t jeopardize anybody’s safety.”

Kress said he would approve the release of his own courthouse door access logs if elected sheriff.

“Guy ran on transparency but he definitely hasn’t been transparent.”

Sheriff Tony Guy does not provide comment to BeaverCountian.com and has repeatedly attempted to convince other officials to cease communications with this publication as well.

See Also:

Sheriff Guy Having Clerks Questioned About Interactions With BeaverCountian.com

Full Disclosure: Sheriff’s Office Falsely Alleged Beaver Countian Founder Breached Courthouse Security

Sheriff’s Office Alleges They Are Unable To Recruit New Applicants Because Of The Beaver Countian

John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

Georgie 2.0… I really hope he’s given the boot next election.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

How can it be a risk to anyone if these bums are never at work when they should be? Both are fleecing the taxpayers like the rest of the corrupted people that get a paycheck for nothing. If you are being paid and you are not at work, that is theft in my eyes.

JazzyJ
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JazzyJ

All county employees need to be at work! Why do these row officers, sheriff and commissioners think they don’t have to be? Arent they elected to serve the public? If they don’t come to work, we should move to eliminate the position. That will save taxpayer money! If they aren’t at work where are they? Home? Golf? Shopping? Restaurants? When you see them out, ask them if the courthouse is open, and why aren’t they at their job?

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

They are at the casino.

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Walk
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Walk

Amadio, at the doctors office … wink, wink.

Lincoln Law
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Lincoln Law

Sounds cut and dry that a lawsuit is coming, lol who the hell running the show.

Raven
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Raven

The open records request should have been sent to Sylvia, who would know where he should be at all times. How long is a leash, maybe eight feet?

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Sylvia’s mother says, ‘Sylvia’s busy
Too busy to come to the phone’
Sylvia’s mother says, ‘Sylvia’s tryin’
To start a new life of her own’
Sylvia’s mother says, ‘Sylvia’s happy
So why don’t you leave her alone?’

Raven
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Raven

Sylvia weighs in here rather frequently. Maybe she should leave us alone.

Walk
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Walk

How would you like to be tethered to Big Syl or the tiny cowboy ?…. I shiver, just thinkin’ about it..

Janel
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Janel

just another county politician abusing the system and walking over the tax payers. He forgot who pays him. Time for a new sheriff. If they aren’t doing their job, VOTE THEM OUT. Eventually the message will get through. Just vote them out after one term, if they are not doing the job.

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