The Lee County Sheriff’s Office located in Opelika, Alabama is a full service law enforcement agency serving a population of over 147,000 people in Alabama’s 2nd fastest growing county. Located in the east central portion of the state, Lee County covers 616 square miles and is the home of Auburn University. The sheriff’s office has 160 employees, 71 of whom are sworn deputy sheriffs. Seven members of the sheriff’s office command staff are graduates of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Operating from the W.S. “Buck” Jones Administration building, the sheriff’s office maintains an around-the-clock law enforcement presence in rural Lee County.
The Correctional Facility
The Lee County Detention Facility serves as the detention center for pre-trial felony defendants and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses in the county district courts. The LCDF also provides detention services for all municipalities in Lee County and for the US Marshals Service in the Middle Districts of Alabama and Georgia. A staff of 60 correction officers, a medical staff including a physician, nurses, 2 administrative assistants and 2 mental health clinicians are involved in detention center operations. Other sheriff’s office divisions include investigations, school resource, training, communications, civil process service, court security and secure transport.