Sheriff

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.

Sheriff Meeks started with the Covington County Sheriff's Office in 1993 as a dispatch and corrections officer.  He graduated from Southwest Alabama Police Academy in 1994 and worked as a Patrolman with the Sheriff's Office until being promoted to investigations.

He served as Chief Investigator and Chief Deputy before being elected Sheriff of Covington County in November 2006.  Sheriff Meeks was reelected to his second term in November 2010.  In November 2014 he was elected to his third term as Sheriff of Covington County. At that time no Sheriff in Covington County had served three terms in the last 52 years.

Sheriff Meeks is a former member of the Legislative Committee with the Sheriff's Association, former Chairman District 7 Director with the Alabama Sheriff's Association, served as Sargeant at Arms, Chaplain and currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Sheriff's Association, Executive Committee member with the Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama, Chairman of the 22nd. Judicial Drug Task Force and a member of the Covington County E-911 board.

He is in line to become President of the Alabama Sheriff's Association in 2020.  This honor would make him the first Sheriff from Covington County to have ever held the office of President for the Alabama Sheriff's Association.

Sheriff Meeks will be making a bid for his fourth term as Sheriff in November 2018.

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