Occurred on January 4, 2016 when Tony Guy became Beaver County Sheriff. In the 2015 election, the voters sent the resounding message that the culture in the Sheriff’s office must change. In just one term, Tony delivered the culture shock the voters wanted.

Guided by his principles and his promises, Tony rapidly implemented personnel changes, established a merit-based hiring and promotion system, and Sheriff Guy was the first county official to implement Performance Evaluations. He professionalized the operations of the Sheriff’s office, increased officer safety, oversaw the distribution of gun permits and administered all Sheriff-Sales in Beaver County. What’s most impressive is that Tony Guy did all of this with the lowest Sheriff’s budget since 2009.


"I kept every promise and did everything I said I would.

But we can do even better."

- Tony Guy

At any given moment, nearly 50 deputies report to the Beaver County Sheriff, making the Sheriff’s Office the largest law-enforcement department in the county. The Sheriff is entrusted with the sole responsibility to hire, fire, and manage those 50 officers. Additionally, the Sheriff oversees the administration of county services provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Finally, our Sheriff is responsible for protecting the public. That’s why it’s extremely important that we always elect the right person to lead the Sheriff’s Office. The stakes have always been high when choosing a person to lead a police department, but when you consider the recent events involving law enforcement and our communities the stakes are even higher. Now more than ever, we need a Sheriff who has a proven ability to manage, supervise and lead the Beaver County Sheriff’s office.


In 2015, the Beaver County voters elected the only Sheriff candidate with a resume filled with management and leadership experience. Prior to becoming the Beaver County Sheriff, Tony Guy built a law-enforcement resume that is filled with numerous promotions, awards, and difficult assignments. Tony’s superior officers recognized his leadership, management skills, relentless work ethic, and -most of all – his integrity. Those are the same attributes that the voters saw in 2015, and those are the same reasons we should re-elect Tony Guy as Beaver County Sheriff.


Tony entered the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA in July of 1984 as a member of the 56th Cadet Class. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Patrol Unit in Fayette County, where he responded to every kind of police call including homicides, robberies, domestic incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and DUI’s. When the State Police re-established their Motorcycle Patrol Unit in 1989, Tony was in the first selected group to attend a 2 week training regimen with the US Park Police in Washington, D.C. and was later assigned to the Motorcycle Patrol in Pittsburgh.

In 1992, Tony was selected to become a member of the Troop B Vice Unit, where he conducted undercover drug, gambling and prostitution investigations. During his time with the Vice Unit, Tony made over 100 felony arrests.

Tony later joined the State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), where he responded to incidents such as barricaded gunmen, hostage situations, high-risk warrant service, executive protection, and crowd/riot control situations. Tony progressed in the unit from a point man on a 4 man entry team, to a Team Leader, to the Assistant Coordinator for the Western half of Pennsylvania, overseeing a 34 man unit that included 24 tactical members and 10 negotiators.

During his tenure as a Polygraph Examiner, Tony was promoted “in-place” to Corporal. In 2007 he was promoted to Sergeant and oversaw Patrol Units in Dunmore, Indiana, and Uniontown, commanding as many as 60 Troopers and Corporals.

Before retiring as a Sergeant from the State Police, Tony’s last assignment was as the Criminal Investigations Section Supervisor, overseeing more than 25 members including Criminal Investigators, Vice Unit members, Fire Marshalls, Crime Scene Investigators, Polygraph Examiners, and Criminal Intelligence Unit members.

Tony is an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where he is a Religious Education instructor, teaching 8thgraders. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus (2nddegree), and was a Chairperson of the successful diocese-wide Campaign for the Church Alive.

A lifelong resident of Beaver County, Tony graduated from Quigley High School in 1979. Tony and his wife Sylvia (Zoiti) have been married for 28 years and currently reside in Hopewell Township. They have a married daughter, Marissa Hayward (Zack) and a one-year-old grandson Cooper.


  • Troop Commander’s Letter of Commendation for work in Troop B’s Vice Unit
  • Troop Commander’s Letter of Commendation for polygraph work on the James Naim homicide investigation
  • Troop Commander’s Letter of Commendation for polygraph work on a cold case for the murder of a 2 year old
  • Assigned as a part of the security structure during the investigation of the 9/11 Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa, & was briefly assigned to FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Completed an eleven-week course of study with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa, Canada, graduating first in his class
  • Security details for two National Governors Association Conferences (State College and Philadelphia), the Pittsburgh G20 Conference, numerous Presidential Executive Protection Details, and Super Bowl/Stanley Cup crowd control details
  • Former appointed Director of the Hopewell Area School Board
  • Life Member, Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 47, Former Secretary, 4 years)
  • Member, National Tactical Officer’s Association
  • Life Member, NRA

In 2015, Tony Guy laid out his “Seven Principles to running a professional Sheriff’s Department” and vowed that these principles would be “the foundation” of his office. While some politicians talk a big game--Tony backed it up and delivered on his promise. In his second term, Sheriff Guy seeks to engrain these 7-Principles into the culture of the Beaver County Sheriff’s office:

“The key to running a professional Sheriff’s Department is Principles not Politics. I’ll establish Seven Principles that will be the foundation of my Office.”


This is the foundation for all other Principles. No longer will Deputies or Employees be encouraged to lie to protect the wrongdoings of the Sheriff. Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated.


As public employees we only make our jobs harder when those we serve can’t trust us. Every member of the Department must trust each other and foster trust with the public in our interactions with them.


Respect must be earned. The current department has lost the respect of the public they serve. This has been in large part beyond the control of the rank and file members of the Sheriff’s Department. Fixing this won’t happen overnight, but as the Sheriff I will set the example, take responsibility, and hold others accountable.


Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking. It’s having the character to address an issue or do what’s right even if it may not be in your own personal best interest. This quality will become the rule in the new Sheriff’s Office.


Every employee needs to understand that we are public servants. We are paid with the hard earned money of taxpayers. Our uniform, our badge doesn’t give us the right to mistreat or disrespect the people we serve.


A hiring and promotion system that rewards the most qualified individuals will be established. Political favors and cronyism will no longer be a part of the Sheriff’s Office.


These principles are worthless if the new Sheriff isn’t willing to walk the same walk as his employees. A true leader sets the example and maintains his own standards at or above the level of his employees.

These Seven Principles may sound simple. You may say well you’re just stating the obvious. That may be so, but you can look at each of these Principles and find examples of how they have been and are being broken in the current Sheriff’s Department. There may be many other problems in the Sheriff’s Office, many more things that need to be addressed. But if these shortcomings aren’t addressed the day the new Sheriff walks through the door, any other changes will be superficial and the problems that exist now will continue.


“If you live your life by principles, no decision will be difficult”

– Tony Guy, April 30, 2015

Tony dedicates his life to his family, and protecting our families.

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