GENEVA Co., Ala.(WDHN)—The Geneva County Commission has “approved” a new employee regulation putting restrictions on guns after a recent accident.

Except for Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms and his deputies, all other employees will now be
“prohibited” from carrying firearms while on Geneva County property, or at a work site.

Last month, a road and bridge employee accidentally shot himself in the leg with a handgun in his pocket while working. Fortunately, the individual was not severely injured.

Under the policy, the firearm can be in an employee’s vehicle as long as it is “locked” in a compartment or container, and out of view from the public.

In the Geneva County gun policy, if a department head believes the employee is a risk to himself, or to others. The department head can inquire if the employee has a firearm in a vehicle parked on county property.