Lee County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Lee County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 1900 Frederick Rd, Opelika, 36803 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: 334-749-5651
Fax: (334) 749-4835

Lee County Sheriff's Department is located at 1900 Frederick Rd, Opelika, 36803 AL. The Lee County Sheriff's Department phone number is 334-749-5651.

Lee County Sheriff's Department News

Beauregard VFD 6.22.2018 The Beauregard Volunteer FD has been a participant in our Junior Deputy Academy for several years. BVFD members bring equipment to educate our young attendees and then create an impressive water slide that comes in handy on a hot day! We are fortunate to have these great community volunteers!

Touch a Truck Downtown Opelika will be packed with all types of vehicles for the "Touch a Truck" event Saturday June 2 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Construction, Military, First Responder, Delivery and many other type vehicles will be on display to explore. You may even see a jet dragster there! This is a "must do" event for the kids.

Memorial Day 2018 We remember the sacrifice of all who served to defend our nation and the families whose loved ones answered the call of duty to keep our Columbia the true gem of the ocean.

May 18, 2018 Sheriff James C. Pearson served as Lee County Sheriff from July 24, 1970 to May 18, 1980. A great man and dedicated public servant. We will never forget.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day 05.15.2018 Every minute of every day and night . . . a law enforcement officer is on watch. The primary mission of these local, state and federal officers is to maintain law and order by taking action through service to the citizens of thousands of towns, cities and counties across our nation. This day recognizes the men and women in law enforcement who reported for duty one day and were unable to return home. Lives lost in the line of duty while in the effort of protecting those they serve. We honor them today by continuing the mission of service to others. We also honor the families of the fallen for their sacrifice. They are due our respect and are deserving of recognition. We will always remember and never forget.

National Correctional Officers Week May 7 - 12, 2018 This week we honor you and all those who work alongside you "in the trenches." Never in the history of the United States has corrections been so negatively scrutinized and in the public eye. Corrections officers, administrators and staff are targeted routinely, often unjustifiably, and are blamed for events out of their control. The correctional world is all about DEFENSE. A good day means nothing happens--no incidents, no mishaps, etc. Those who work in our profession recognize what a difficult task that is, especially on limited staffing, resources and budgets. It is often a thankless job... usually only recognized or noticed when something goes wrong...so today and EVERY day, the National Institute for Jail Operations stands with you as you work to run constitutionally safe facilities across the good old U.S.A. Stay safe, National Institute for Jail Operations www.jailtraining.org

PHONE SCAM ALERT 04.23.2018 The Sheriff's Office has received calls reporting recent telephone scam attempts. The caller (usually male) identifies as a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff's Office and has been using names of specific deputies who serve at the sheriff's office. The scammer tells the intended victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to missing a court date or jury duty. He states that the warrant will be dropped if they can obtain a cash card and provide the access information to pay the fine. A new method employed by the scammer is to call local medical offices and demand medical records of specific persons. The sheriff's office and other public safety agencies remind everyone that warrants and record requests ARE NOT handled by telephone calls. Never release financial or personal information to someone contacting you by telephone. Always verify any request by contacting the agency or business directly. U.S. postal service and in-person service are the official methods of notification regarding judicial system documents. Report scam attempts to your local law enforcement authorities. REFUSE to be a victim by always being on guard for those who are attempting to use threats and intimidation to obtain your financial or personal information.

And the brightness of day can suddenly turn to the deepest darkness of night. Our thoughts and prayers for you on this day. We stand with Gilchrist County and share the immeasurable pain of your loss.

Lake Harding Area Robbery / Burglary Suspect Charged 04.02.2018 Lee County Sheriff's Investigators have secured warrants charging Michael Coleman Stewart (44) of Phenix City with Robbery I, Burglary III and Theft of Property I in connection with a March 13, 2018 series of criminal acts in the Lee Road 344 (Old West Point Road) area of Lee County near Lake Harding. Coleman is currently in custody in Etowah County, Alabama on multiple Burglary and Theft charges and additional warrants for Burglary and Theft have been issued in Harris County, Georgia. Coinciding with the current charges , Coleman is awaiting court appearance on parole revocation action. Additional charges in Lee County and other jurisdictions are anticipated as the investigation continues.

Thank you Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for your generous donation to our beautiful K9 Deputy Smoke.

Burglary Suspects Arrested 03.22.2018 At approximately 10:00 am this morning a Beauregard community home owner contacted the Sheriff's office 911 center reporting an in progress break-in and suspicious vehicle leaving her property in the 15000 block of AL HWY 51. A nearby sheriff's deputy on patrol encountered the vehicle which fled as the deputy attempted a traffic stop. A pursuit was initiated on AL Hwy 51 that entered Opelika and was terminated at Carver Avenue and South Street when the Sheriff's patrol unit and suspect vehicle collided. Two (2) suspects fled from the vehicle and a brief foot pursuit ended when the suspects were apprehended by the deputy and a K9 team with the Opelika Police Department. The Beauregard residence where the suspect vehicle was observed was found to have been forcibly entered and property from the residence, including a firearm, was recovered from the suspect vehicle and suspects. Both suspects are facing Burglary and Theft charges and are in custody at the Lee County Detention Center.

We love it when we get to share good news and spotlight one of our own! Congratulations to the happy couple on their beautiful baby born yesterday at the Lee County Justice Center and Corporal McLeroy for his help with mom's delivery.

School Safety Concerns 03.06.2018 Numerous posts on social media sites today have been in regard to concerns about possible safety issues at schools in the Beulah community. Lee County SRO deputies have been involved in working with the schools, parents and students to determine if any of the concerns are supported by credible evidence. At this time, no evidence to indicate a clear and present threat to safety have been discovered. What has been evident is that the concerns have been fueled by numerous rumors without any basis in fact. Everyone's primary concern is the safety of their children and we share that concern. If anything or anyone poses a possible threat to any school we will intervene immediately to confront the source of the potential harm and make sure that the facts, not rumors, are provided to the public. Our efforts are in partnership with the Lee County School administrators and the faculty and staff of all our county schools. We are committed to ensure a safe environment for our children.

Our very own Corporal Pamela Revels was featured in the New York Times this weekend! We are very proud of the job she and our other School Resource Officers do at our schools in Lee County. SRO's are so important to the safety and well being of our children. Establishing relationships with these children is such a crucial role in recognizing and preventing any issues that may arise from threatening situations to child wellness and welfare, and because they love these children! Please take the time to read the article and get to know Corporal Revels and the role of School Resource Officer a little better!

03.02.2018 Wacoochee Elementary School held their annual "Book Parade" this afternoon. Wagon floats in the parade were themed for a specific book. Special guests participating included Smiths Station Mayor Copeland, Lee County SRO K9 Deputy Charlee and everyone's favorite tiger Aubie! All for the encouragement of students to read. Well done WES, well done.

Today we gave our best wishes to Lt. Fredy Martinez and Lt. Jimmy Sanders as they retired. As an office, we have taken quite a blow losing such fine leaders; as individuals, we have been blessed to know such great men. Congratulations, you will be sorely missed.

The terms School Resource Officer and School Security Officer have been applied by many news outlets in a manner that would indicate they are the same thing. They are NOT. School Resource Officers have completed specific training beyond that of other law enforcement officers to prepare them for their mission of multiphasic interaction in a school environment. SROs have a unique skill set as a result of their specialized training. No disrespect to School Security Officers who provide a valuable service. Our SRO deputies know and love the students and schools they serve. If called upon, they would protect them up to and with their final breath.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office will be deleting the Lee County Sheriff's Office Group. We hope you take this opportunity to like Lee County Sheriff's PAGE, here. Facebook does not offer an option to delete the group, but we want our page to be our primary source of information to the public only. It has been confusing in the past with multiple sources for public information. Please know that because there is not a delete option for the group, individual members within the group page will be deleted. This is not a reflection on individual persons, we are closing the groups page down. Please bear with us during this transition, all public information will now be posted here to the page. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Champions for Kids Luncheon Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County 02.08.2018 The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County held their Champions for Kids Luncheon today at Southern Union Community College in Opelika. Ms. Naimah Hakeem , a senior at Booker T. Washington high school from the B&GC Auburn Unit received the "Youth of the Year" award and Ms. Shanecia Little, a senior at Opelika high school from the B&GC Potter-Daniel Unit was named as alternate. They will attend the B&GC state meeting in Montgomery where the "Youth of the Year" for Alabama will be named.They are both impressive young women. The "Jane Walker Community Champion Award" is given each year to an individual who is dedicated to the betterment of young people and goes above and beyond to help youth in Lee County be successful in life. The co-recipients of this high honor were Patsy and Bill Parker of Opelika. Two more deserving people you will not find! Congratulations to Ms. Hakeem, Ms. Little and the Parkers on their well-deserved honors..

02.02.2018 Judge James T. Gullage Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gullage family as they cope with the loss of a good man. Judge Gullage earned the respect he so richly deserved by treating all in a fair manner with respect and compassion. Our community is a better place due to this man's noble work and meaningful contributions to the lives of others. We will not forget him.