SHERIFF JAY JONES
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 over 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 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 Lee County Detention Facility also provides detention services for all municipalities in Lee County and for the US Marshals Service in the Midddle Districts of Alabama and Georgia. A staff of 60 Correction Officers, a medical staff including a Physician, Nurses, 3 Administrative Assistants and 2 Mental Health Psychotherapist are involved in detention center operations. Other Sheriff's Office divisions include Investigations, SRO/Training, Communications, Civil Process Service, Court Security /Transport and Administration.