Training Division

The Training Division develops, schedules and presents law enforcement training for sworn officers and civilian employees. Our instructors are seasoned professionals and subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Annual training in the areas of firearms, defensive tactics, use of force, domestic violence and other topics are provided to the Deputies and Correction Deputies to improve their performance on the street, in the Detention Center and to better serve the citizens of Lee County.

The Training Division is under the direction of Major Jeff Pitts, Corporal Dakota Smith and Sergeant Shelia Threat. The Sheriff’s office has several in-house instructors assigned to other divisions that are called upon as needed.

“Excellence through Training”


WHAT IS R.A.D. SELF DEFENSE?  The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program.

WHO CAN ATTEND?        Any woman 13 and older with all physical fitness levels welcome.

WHEN?      February 25, 2019 (Monday), February 26, 2019 (Tuesday) and March 4, 2019 (Monday), March 5, 2019 (Tuesday).  (This twelve-hour course requires your attendance at each session to participate in the final simulation for safety reasons.  All four three-hour sessions)

WHAT TIME? 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM CST

WHERE?  Southern Union  – Southern Room in Business and Technology Building

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?      IT’S FREE!    (Thanks to Sheriff Jay Jones)

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  Register with Amy Rogers by emailing her at  A confirmation email will be sent to you shortly.  Additional Contact Info: 334 745-6437 ext: 5530  If you leave a voicemail, please leave your name, subject, phone number and email address.

ANY QUESTIONS?    Amy Rogers: or 334 745-6437 ext: 5530

Corporal Pamela Revels: or 334-319-4173

1900 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36803-0688
(334) 749-5651

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