Coronavirus UPDATE - Sheriff's Response (Covid-19)
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sheriff’s Office is actively working on plans to limit exposure of our deputies with the general public. As a result of the pandemic, the Montgomery County Commission issued a resolution on March 17, 2020, closing all county complexes to the general public for 14 days. The tentative reopen date is set for Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Montgomery County Commission took these precautionary measures to make sure employees as well as all citizens that we come in contact with are safe and their health and well-being is of utmost importance during this crisis.
Furthermore, effective immediately, we are going to begin handling some matters via telephone as much as possible. When our Dispatch receives a call, they will continue to follow normal protocol, i.e., CAD (notate) the call and dispatching the call to the appropriate unit. It will be the responsibility of the deputy and the on-duty supervisor to evaluate which calls can be handled via telephone. Once a determination is made, as to whether the matter can be handled via “telephone” response or not, the deputy will contact the complainant to provide the appropriate information as well as complete the proper paperwork. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office has implemented a Coronavirus Screening questionnaire. Deputies will be utilizing the said questionnaire on calls for service whereby a deputy must be in contact with a citizen(s).
CORONAVIRUS SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
In the past 30 days, have you traveled outside of the United States?
In the past 30 days, have you had close contact with anyone known to have traveled outside of the United States or to Europe or Asia?
Have you or anyone in your present been in contact or exposed to someone diagnosed with the Coronavirus?
Do you currently have a fever, cough, shortness or breath or other symptoms of lower respiratory illness?
Is there anyone that resides with you, experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or has any illness or flu like symptoms?
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to operate at normal capacity as much as possible via telephone and internet; however, we have listed below a quick reference contact guide to various Sheriff’s Office Divisions.
If you have Pistol Permit or civil-related questions (evictions, subpoenas, etc.), please dial 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337.
If you have warrant-related questions, please dial 334.832.2579 or 334.832.2516.
Our Investigations Unit will still be actively working and if you need to speak with someone in that Division, please dial 334.832.2532.
Our office staff will continue working Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Our website www.MontgomerySheriff.com is a great source of information as well as our app! If you haven’t downloaded our app, please search your app store for “Montgomery County AL Sheriff” and download it today. Our app is user-friendly and an easy way to inquire about current inmates in the Detention Facility, find out if someone has an active warrant as well as learn about various programs we offer at our agency.
Currently, our Detention Facility is closed to all visitation including vendors except for deliveries to maintain the normal operations of the facility. Additionally, inmates will still have access to the phone system to call their loved ones. As you know, we are doing everything possible to make sure that our inmate population as well as our employees are safe and to minimize exposure to as least as possible.
As a reminder, please wash your hands regularly, disinfect all public access areas not only at your job but at home as well. Don’t forget to clean your hands thoroughly after pumping gas into your vehicle as everyone has to touch the same pump to refuel their vehicle. Finally, try to use your Bluetooth or speakerphone so your cell phone doesn’t have to touch your face. These simple techniques could mean a lot!
We appreciate your patience during these stressful times and we hope to resume normal operations soon.
SANITIZE AND STAY ALIVE!!