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The Sheriff’s Office

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office located in Opelika, Alabama is a full service law enforcement agency serving a population of over 157,000 people in one of Alabama’s top five fastest growing counties. 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 175 employees, 86 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 Lee County Detention Center

The Lee County Detention Center serves as the detention facility for pre-trial felony defendants and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses in the county district courts. The LCDC 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 corrections deputies, a medical staff including a physician, nurses, 2 administrative assistants and 2 mental health clinicians are involved in detention center operations. The LCDF has 434 beds and conducts numerous programs including study for GED and an in-house substance abuse program known by the acronym S.T.O.P.

Public Announcement

Lee County, the City of Opelika and the City of Auburn, Alabama are filing a joint application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, number 2017-H2491-AL-DJ. Grant funds in the amount of $26,826.00 are available through this grant program.

All jurisdictions will execute an inter-local agreement to disperse the funding. These funds will be used to purchase equipment as specified by each agency.

The application will be submitted to the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. The application will be made available for review at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (Address: 1900 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801) beginning August 16, 2017. Your comments or questions related to the grant application should be directed to Lt. Jason Black by email at

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