Perry Michael Palmer has been a lifelong resident of Monongalia County. As a proud graduate of St. Francis High School and the West Virginia State Police Academy, Perry has dedicated his life to serving the citizens of our county in the area of law enforcement. Mr. Palmer seeks to continue to serve the citizens of Monongalia County as our next Sheriff, standing for election to this post in 2016.
Inspired by his father, Vince Palmer, who was also a law enforcement professional, Perry Palmer has been a leader in the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department since he began his career in 1991. He has held the ranks of Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant, before being promoted to the position of Chief Deputy in 2012.
Chief Deputy Palmer’s experience, knowledge and competence in the areas of training, operations and tactical law enforcement are impressive. During his career he has completed over 2,500 hours of training, accrued many achievements directly associated with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team and the Deputy Reserve Program.
In addition to his vast experience as a law enforcement professional, Perry Palmer is a seasoned and well-respected leader and administrator in the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department. He currently supervises the daily operations of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his day-to-day assignments, Chief Deputy Palmer assists in the preparation and administration of budgets in excess of $7 million for the five divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.
In West Virginia, the Sheriff of a county serves as the Treasurer of that county as well. Perry Palmer is well aware of, and eagerly looks to fulfill, these responsibilities. Currently, Perry assists in the operation of the Sheriff’s Tax Office.
Finally, Perry Palmer is a devoted father and loving husband. Perry and his wife of 31 years, Denise, are the parents of a daughter, Alexandra. Currently, Denise, a graduate of the WVU School of Nursing and registered nurse with West Virginia University Medicine for 30 years, is the manager of the WVU Heart Institute. Alexandra Palmer is a 2013 summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University and currently a graduate student in the PhD program for Political Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. When not at the sheriff’s department, Perry is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both fishing and hunting.
Perry Palmer is a candidate for Sheriff of Monongalia County in the 2016 election. He would be honored by your support and vote.