Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore would like to welcome you to the new Talladega County Sheriff’s Office website.

Mission Statement

Sheriff Jimmy KilgoreThe Talladega County Sheriff’s Office consistently and with uniformity strives to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Talladega County, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints. This agency strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in brining to justice those that violate the law.

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Message From the Sheriff

Current times are not the best of times for the men and women who serve in the law enforcement field. The police have been vilified by the leadership in our nation’s capitol and the mainstream media. This has resulted, I believe, at least in part, to having thirteen law enforcement officers killed only two months into the current year. Last year during this time, no law enforcement officer had yet made the ultimate sacrifice serving their citizens. As a Sheriff, and as an American, this is a sickening statistic.

I have spent decades serving with the men and women who wear the badge of the various agencies within Talladega County and I KNOW of their dedication to duty, their professionalism, and their unwavering desire to protect and serve our citizens. I understand the sacrifices that these proud men and women make daily, in an effort to safeguard our communities. All this is done with the knowledge that their job is one that can demand the ultimate sacrifice, one that can leave a mother without a son or daughter. A woman or man without a husband or wife. A child without a daddy or mommy. A community without a guardian.

Today I ask of you one simple but important thing. The next time you see a deputy, a police officer or any law enforcement officer, take a moment to tell them thanks for what they do to keep us safe. A simple gesture that goes a long way toward making him/her feel appreciated in a time where the disgusting sentiments of some make them feel underappreciated and threatened. Imagine what it would be like to live in a society without law enforcement officers out there on the front lines protecting us and deterring criminal activity….it would be chaos!

Law enforcement strives daily to take care of it’s citizens. I urge you to let them know you appreciate them!

Be safe!

Updates

Article Courtesy of the Daily Home

Picture of Safe Zone Sign

TALLADEGA COUNTY — One of the downsides of evolving electronic trade is that oftentimes you have to make monetary exchanges with people that you don’t know, people whose motives you can’t verify.

To make these and other exchanges safer, Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore recently unveiled two Safe Exchange Zones where people can carry out deals in full view of video cameras that will be easily accessible to law enforcement if something goes wrong.

The spots are also ideal for couples that did not necessarily separate under ideal circumstances to swap children after visitation with one parent ends.

The zones are behind the Talladega County Sheriff’s Investigations Office on South Street in Talladega (the old county Health Department building) and next to the drive-through window at the County Annex in Sylacauga. Both sites are open to anyone who might need them.

“They allow you to meet with strangers to exchange goods under a video surveillance at a neutral site, a site that will discourage any kind of criminal activity,” Kilgore said. “Also, we see a lot of incidents happening right after parents pick up or drop off their children. If that happens here, there will be video evidence, which seems to deter altercations between the (adult) parties.”

The video will be reviewed periodically, to make sure it is functioning properly, and whenever a complaint is filed. Videos will be stored 30 to 45 days, according to Kilgore.

Two cameras have been placed on the sides of the buildings, and bright yellow paint on the pavement indicates the area in range of the cameras.

Kilgore said the idea came from a sheriff in North Carolina who had tried something similar and had some success with it.

“I’m not sure who might have tried it first, but I know the sheriff I talked to said it had been working well for them,” Kilgore added. “This just seemed like something we could do for our citizens.”

For more information, please call the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office at 256-362-6117.