Lee County Sheriff - Alabama

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Dangerously Ineffective and unable to serve the public

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Opelika, AL
Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Opelika, AL

I worked at Lee County Sheriff - Alabama full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Take home vehicle and generally good, capable coworkers at the entry level through middle management.

Cons

Very expensive family health insurance with high deductibles, and no dental or vision coverage.

Lack of safety equipment.: Outdated protective vest and not fit tested properly, no protective mask or equipment for processing chemical labs.

Poor/unusable two way radios.

Lack of training/schools .

Lazy work environment.

Salary is in the lower 25 percentile nationally. Expect around $1900 a month for 65 hrs a week. No OT usually paid as comp time.

Over 20K warrants in backlog.

Sheriff salary is in the 80 percentile nationally while deputies salary is in 25th.

8 Deputies service apx 50k people which makes us ineffective.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a new Sheriff. Focus on budget, personnel, and public service. Increase training.

Doesn't Recommend
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3 Other Employee Reviews for Lee County Sheriff - Alabama (View Most Recent)

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    Talented and dedicated workers, lack of leadership in senior leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investigator in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Opelika, AL

    I have been working at Lee County Sheriff - Alabama

    Pros

    Good Coworkers, nice offices, bathrooms, and coffee machines.

    Cons

    Lack of safety equipment (my protective vest is over 6 years old), little or no feedback on work performance (my last evaluation was three years ago), little or no recognition of good work, very low pay, very poor family insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about public service and stop being yes men. Develop some unit goals, provide training and incentives to achieve those goals. Get real and stop worrying about the window dressing, the public deserves better.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    This is a great place to get started, but opportunity for advancement is hard to come by.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Investigator in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Opelika, AL

    I have been working at Lee County Sheriff - Alabama full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comparable starting salary.
    Single health/dental coverage included.

    Cons

    No raises in the past five years for employees.

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