Due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATLEY, I am going to loosen the normal protocol on complaints received. Deputies can handle complaints via telephone instead of a personal response for non emergency or non dangerous situations. Everyone should have a nice supply of bonds and gloves in their vehicles. Until 9am April, 6 we will NOT execute warrants involving Failure to Payor Failure to Appear. However, this will not stop us from performing our routine patrols!
I received a memo from the District Attorney stating that in person reporting of parolees, probationers, and mandatory releases at the Bureau’s field offices and Day Reporting Centers will be suspended until May 4, 2020. The Bureau’s ability to conduct investigation reports, parole court and revocation proceedings as well as complete risk assessments, may be affected by limited access to the facilities of the Department of Corrections, the Court system and the county jails. Parole hearings for March 17-19, 2020, will be rescheduled. No hearings had been scheduled for the week of March 23 in consideration of spring break.
These actions are done in accordance with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health and are in effort to protect the public, our employees and their families, as well as Alabama’s parolees and probationers.
As far as our cases that were scheduled for this week, everything has been post- poned with the exception of members of Butler PD involved in the murder case.
I will be attending a meeting at 3:00pm today concerning the courthouse. More information will be available after this time.
Choctaw County Sheriff