Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
24 Hours:
Crime Tip:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


The Sheriff’s Office has thirteen officers, working in conjunction with Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett and the DeKalb County Board of Education, to ensure the safety of students in the DeKalb County School System.  School resource officers are stationed at schools throughout the county to both prevent and quickly respond to any situations which may arise that would pose a danger to students. 

All thirteen officers are certified to teach DARE classes to fifth grade students throughout the county. Our school resource officers are involved in numerous programs and activities in our county’s schools, including anti-drug concentrations, PTO, Red Ribbon Week, anti-bullying campaigns, and performing as truancy officers as needed.  Our officers participate in bus safety and other governmental training courses appropriate to their duties.  Officers also volunteer as coaches and volunteer in the communities to do whatever our schools need. 

 Our school resource officers are Lt. Tony Bartley, Sgt. Paul Bell, Zachary Aldridge, James Chambers, Timothy Devlin, Lenon Jenkins, Sherry Johnson, Timothy Rector, Chip Richards, John Seals, Nicholas Turner, Mary Waters, and Joshua Wigley.