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For Lee County, uniformed patrol deputies are the most visible symbols of county government. These dedicated men and women devote their energies to protecting and serving the citizens of Lee County through "routine patrol". Services provided by the Uniformed Division take many forms, like the service of civil processes, service of warrants, victim assistance, traffic control, taking reports and making arrests. Deputies also work to build community confidence by showing that the presence of uniformed deputies can and does make a difference in the rural parts of the county.
Lee County is divided into four geographical areas by the Sheriffs Office and deputies are assigned accordingly. Currently the Patrol Division works a 12-hour shift with 4 days on and 4 days off that allows deputies to concentrate their efforts in the areas to which they are assigned and to get to know the citizens and business owners within those areas. There are 6 deputies, a lieutenant, sergeant, and corporal assigned to each shift that patrol 609 square miles each day. There is an over-lapping shift each day to handle calls that might come in during the changing of the shifts thereby providing continuous 24/7 coverage of Lee County. The Patrol Division is commanded by a Captain and 4 Lieutenants who are on call 24 hours a day in case of emergency.
Also within the Uniformed Division are the functions of the Transportation Unit which is responsible for the transport of inmates to and from court and other jail facilities; the transport of mental patients to and from court hearings, or transport to mental hospitals across the State of Alabama; and the transport of juvenile defendants to and from court and to juvenile detention facilities located across the state. School Resource officers are also assigned to the Uniformed Division. These deputies are in constant contact with the schools and school officials that are located within Lee County's school districts to offer whatever assistance is available; this may include the teaching of classes, talking with parents of students or acting as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the different schools so that problems may be acted on before they occur.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office also has a Reserve Deputy program that is managed by the Uniformed Division commanders. Currently there are 35 individuals that participate in the program by volunteering their time to the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Lee County. This is a non-payed position and is manned entirely by individuals dedicated to assisting the Lee County Sheriff's Office in their day to day operations. Reserve Officers provide security at local functions, special community events and they assist the Uniformed Division by providing additional personnel in the patrol units.