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


A Message From Sheriff Welden on Two Week Office Closure

Effective Monday, October 26th the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Lobby will be closed for two weeks. It will reopen November 9th. This will consist of the front offices for the detention center side and the Sheriff's Side. 

Due to a spike in Covid 19 cases that has affected our office we have chosen to take extra precautions to prevent further spread or possible sickness to come. 

This closing is to protect not only our employees, but the citizens who have to utilize our office. The pistol permits will still be available at our website (Click on Pistol Permits).

For jail related needs and reports please call our dispatch at (256)845-3801 and your call will be routed for proper need. 

Sheriff Welden said of the temporary closure: "Decisions like this are not easily made! After praying hard and consulting with others at the office who I know have done the same, I know this is the appropriate action to take to protect our staff and to protect the public from risk."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.