Welcome to the Covington County Sheriff web page. Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address, telephone numbers, and email address. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.
The Sheriff is responsible for the service of court papers and documents through the Civil Affairs Command. Residents of Covington County may also purchase Pistol Permits from the Civil Affairs Command as well. The Sheriff also has the responsibility of maintaining the Sheriff's Corrections Center, which houses people arrested for various crimes.
Sheriff Dennis Meeks
Sheriff Dennis Meeks was born in Opp, Alabama on October 4, 1959 to Johnnie and Ouida Meeks. He is a graduate of Opp High School (Class of 1978) and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (formerly MacArthur State Technical College).
Sheriff Meeks is an active member of Southside Baptist Church in Andalusia, Alabama. He is married to the former Altheia Veasey Mullen. They have three daughters: Toka Mullen (Michael) Jackson, Summer Mullen (Lee) Reaves, Shelby Meeks and five grandchildren: Ali Jackson, Trey Jackson, James Milton Jackson, Logan Reaves and Tatum Reaves.
He began his career in law enforcement in 1993 as a Correctional Officer in the Covington County Jail. He graduated Southwest Alabama Police Academy in 1994 and returned to Covington County as a Patrol Officer. He was transferred to the Investigation Division in 1997 and was promoted to Chief Investigator in 1999. Later in 2001 he was promoted to Chief Deputy. He was elected Sheriff of Covington County in November 2006. Sheriff Meeks will be making a bid for his second term as Sheriff in November 2010.
Sheriff Meeks is the Chairman of the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, member of the Covington E-911 Board, Chairman of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association Legislative Committee, Board Member of the Alabama Sheriff’s Youth Ranches and past Chairman of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association 7th District