Sheriff Jay Jones is proud to bring Session #027 of the Command and Staff Leadership Program to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency serving a population of over 174,000 people in one of Alabama’s top five fastest growing counties. Located in the east central portion of the state, Lee County covers 616 square miles and is the home of Auburn University.
Operating out of 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 Sheriff’s Office has over 200 employees, 103 of whom are sworn deputy sheriffs. Nine members of the Sheriff’s Office command staff are graduates of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and three members of the Sheriff’s Office command staff are graduates of the National Command and Staff Leadership Program.
As part of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, The Lee County Detention Center (LCDC) serves as the detention facility for pre-trial felony defendants and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses in the county district courts. The LCDC also provides detention services for all municipalities in Lee County and for the US Marshals Service in the Middle Districts of Alabama and Georgia. A staff of over 70 corrections deputies along with a medical staff including a physician, three nurses, four administrative assistants and two mental health psychotherapists are involved in detention center operations. Along with the corrections staff, LCDC operations has internship partnerships with both Auburn University and Tuskegee University.
At the helm of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is Sheriff Jay Jones. Sheriff Jones began his law enforcement career at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 1975, while he was a student at Auburn University. He began as a Corrections Officer/Communications Operator within the jail and was later transferred to a road position as a sworn Deputy Sheriff. He has experienced all aspects of the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, moving up in the ranks through the years to the Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator in command of the Investigations Division.
Sheriff Jones was first elected Lee County Sheriff in 1998 and is currently serving his seventh term. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Auburn University in 1976 and a master’s degree in Administration from Troy State University in 1980. His professional education and training includes the FBI National Academy (146th session), FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (58th session), National Sheriff’s Institute (Class 00-1), Southern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (1999), and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar (2003).
Sheriff Jones is committed to continuing to raise the bar for the future of law enforcement professionals. He is proud to bring the Session #027 of the Command and Staff Leadership Program to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office as part of his commitment to ensuring that law enforcement professionals have every opportunity possible to better themselves and their abilities to serve and protect their communities.