Covington County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Covington County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 290 Hillcrest Drive, Andalusia, 36420 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: 334-428-2640
Fax: (334) 428-2702

Covington County Sheriff's Office is located at 290 Hillcrest Drive, Andalusia, 36420 AL. The Covington County Sheriff's Office phone number is 334-428-2640.

Covington County Sheriff's Office News

SRO Deputy Michael Bishops first day of school. Red Level School

Covington County Drug Task Force Agents and Opp Police have taken Aubrey Dale Pike in custody for a Felony Warrant out of Geneva County.

Covington county sheriffs deputies ,Alabama state Troopers and Gantt Police are currently in the Cottle Creek and Dunn’s Bridge Road area looking for a male subject who fled on foot from a car chase.

Pictures at Pat's and Howard's retirement

The drowning victim has been recovered. Thanks for everyone’s prayers.

We are out on the lake still looking for the drowning victim. We will give updates all along. Also special thanks to everyone helping. Monroe county rescue has several divers and boats in the water this morning. Prayers for the family.

The Covington County Sheriffs Office along with Opp Fire,Alea,Elba Fire ,coffee County Sheriffs Office and numerous others are currently looking In Gantt Lake for a drowning victim. Covington County E911 operators received a call that a 75 year old male had Drowned in Gantt Lake around 430 pm. There are numerous boats on the lake with sonar looking at this time. Our prayers are with the family.

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE RETIREMENT OF LIEUTENANT HOWARD WEST AND MS. PAT SWEATT ON JUNE 28TH AT 2:00P.M. IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Ms. Sweatt started in 1994 as a Civil Process clerk, rising to Chief Clerk in 2007 where she is currently still serving prior to her retirement. Lt. West has been with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years, starting as a corrections officer in 1995, became a patrol deputy in 1998, rising to Lieutenant over patrol, transferred to Criminal Investigations and back to Lieutenant over patrol where he is serving prior to retirement.

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Please keep Deputy Daniel Baker's wife & small child in your prayers. A gunman shot and killed him this morning in Dickson County. Tennessee. ‬

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After a ten day investigation, Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks said Tuesday that two arrests have been made in the March 16, 2018 shooting on Falco Road near Wing. On March 16 at about 7:20PM, Covington County Sheriff Deputies responded to the call of a man shot on a dirt road south of Pleasant Home School. When deputies and rescue personnel arrived, it was determined the shooting had actually occurred at a different location on Falco Road, and the two victims had fled from the scene after being fired at by the suspects. It was also determined at least two suspects also fled from the scene at a high rate of speed after the shooting. As Deputies and Advanced EMS personnel rendered aid and secured the scene, it was determined one of the victims had suffered a gunshot wound and the other was not physically injured. Covington County Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance from the District Attorney’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Andalusia Police Department began a search of the area for a suspect vehicle. Even though one of the victims was injured, each was able to provide vital information to law enforcement both at the scene, and later at a Florida Medical Center. From that information, investigators developed brothers Jake Alan Cox, 18, and Johnathon Steele Cox, 20, as persons of interest. Monday night, Jake Alan Cox and Johnathon Steele Cox surrendered to Sheriff Deputies at the Covington County Jail. Interviews were conducted on each by Sheriff’s Investigators and Covington County District Attorney Investigators. At the conclusion of the interviews, both were charged with Attempted Murder, Robbery I, and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. They remain in the Covington County Jail under a $650,000 bond, each. Sheriff Dennis Meeks praised the efforts of all the law enforcement involved. “This was a great example of agencies coming together and building a case. I truly appreciate all the assistance we received. That assistance came not just from law enforcement, but the public and the victims, as well.” Meeks went on to say that although two arrests have been made, the investigation continues. “Earlier today, I met with a team of investigators from various agencies during which we continued to plan, and move forward with the case. This is an active investigation and although we feel very strongly about the evidence we already have, we will press on to ensure we have located everyone that may have knowledge about the crime. I understand the public wants to know more, but we simply can’t release too many details at this time as it remains an ongoing investigation.” Sheriff Meeks encourages anyone who may have information to contact his criminal investigation division at (334)428-2640. Meeks also expressed his appreciation to the Covington County District Attorney’s Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Andalusia Police Department, Covington County Drug Task Force, Escambia County Florida Sheriff’s Office, Okaloosa County Florida Sheriff’s Office, Advanced EMS, and Opp Fire Department for their valuable assistance throughout this investigation. “We called on a number of agencies during this investigation for assistance. Each offered their full support and worked alongside our staff tirelessly.” Meeks said.

Deputy Ezell running the rattlesnake rodeo 5k in full uniform. Excellent job Artis

PSA PSA PSA The newest scam going on right now is: You are going to Jail for not showing up for jury duty. They are telling everyone that Sherriff Dennis Meeks is issuing the warrant and need you to go to Rite Aid/ Walmart,etc and buy a Green Dot debit card and send in your fine! Sheriff Dennis Meeks is not issuing any warrants! The Covington County Sheriff's Office is not issuing these type warrants!! THIS IS A SCAM, I REPEAT THIS IS A SCAM.Please do not send any MONEY or buy any DEBIT CARDS !!!!

Sheriff Dennis Meeks explaining the YELLOW DOT program to senior citizens at the Senior Activity Building in Florala

The Covington County Sheriffs Office would like to congratulate Lt. Alan Syler for completing the ACCA(Alabama County Commission Association) Alabama Jail Training Academy today. Lt. Alan Syler has worked hard at continuing his education and has been and will continue to be a great asset to the Covington County Correctional Facility. Seen here is Sheriff Dennis Meeks presenting him a certificate from ACCA.

We are aware of the Facebook post that is being shared. We have investigators working on it. We will update as soon as it is resolved

Felony Firearms Arrest This evening 1/14/2018 Covington County Sheriff’s Deputy Artis Ezell was working a overtime grant supplied to the Covington County Sheriff’s Office by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Traffic Safety Division. During his overtime shift Ezell did stop a Vehicle on Us Hwy 84 West of River Falls for speeding. He made contact with Mitchell Gandy From Evergreen Alabama. During the stop he did determine that Gandy was out on bond for an attempted Murder Case out of Evergreen Alabama and was a Violent Convicted felon convicted of Felony Assault I in Montgomery Alabama. A further investigation and a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a Glock 19 9mm handgun beside Gandys leg tucked between the seat and the console. At that time Deputy Ezell arrested Gandy and secured the firearm which was fully loaded. Also Deputy Ezell located a Ak 47 with a 100 round magazine loaded tucked inside of a baby stroller in the suv. Mitchell Gandy was arrested and charged with Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm and placed in the Covington County Jail. The case was turned over to the Covington County Drug Task Force. Deputy Ezell has become a great asset to our department and the citizens of Covington County. A excellent job on taking a violent felon off the streets of Covington County. Sheriff Dennis Meeks.