By Southern Torch Staff
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will perform law enforcement duties as normal during the COVID-19 outbreak and will have an increased law enforcement presence in the county.
Beginning on March 17th, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need a report, contact us at (256)845-3801. Pistol Permits will only be renewed or issued online, by visiting http://www.dekalbcountysheriff.org and choosing the “Pistol Permit” section from the left side menu. If you are using a mobile device, you must choose the “Full Site” to find this option.
In the Detention Center, Corrections Officers have already begun screening inmates upon admittance for symptoms. All inmate visitation will be handled remotely at https://jailfunds.com/ until further notice. Call the jail at (256)845-8565 for bond information. Recommendations from the Alabama Department of Public Health are being followed.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said: “These changes are to protect our staff and inmate population, as well as the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ll have more deputies out on the road than normal.”
“We’re not going to stop doing our job. Pro-active law enforcement work during this time is more important than ever to reassure the public. Please help us all by remaining vigilant and calm during this time,” he said.
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.