Pistol Permits & Administration




Administration Division

The Sheriff's Office Administration Division consists of Chief Clerk Meredith Johnson and Warrant Clerk, Lisa Mobley (not pictured). They handle the business and financial side of the Sheriff's Office. 

Chief Clerk

Chief Clerk Mert Johnson

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson is currently the Chief Clerk and has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 2000.  Meredith attended Tuskegee University and later transferred to Jacksonville State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She directly manages financial accounts, accounts payable/receivable processes, monthly disbursements of monies received into the Sheriff's Office. She also issues pistol permits and assists the public in the office and by phone. In addition, the Chief Clerk serves as the Sheriff's Administrative Assistant.

Warrant Clerk

Warrant Clerk Lisa Mobley

Lisa Mobley

Lisa Mobley serves as the Warrant Clerk. Lisa is a graduate of Gadsden State Community College with an Associates Degree in Medical Secretary. Lisa is responsible for receiving, entering and maintaining all warrants and civil processes from the County Clerk and surrounding areas. The Warrant Clerks prepares a monthly UCR to ACJICS for statistical data purposes. This person also issues pistol permits and assists the public in the office and by phone.


SORNA Division

The Cherokee County Sex Offender Division is responsible for registering new sex offenders, the continual monitoring of registered sex offenders and quarterly registration.

SORNA Compliance Officer

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Inv. Stephen Hooks

The Sex Offender Registry Division is provided as a community service by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

This site is committed to providing the most current and reliable information available to the Sheriff's Office. *Note* If you believe any of the information contained in this registry to be inaccurate, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office by one of the following methods:

Phone: (256)-927-3365

Email: shooks@cherokeecountyalsheriff.com

The purpose is to provide public information on local registered sex offenders who are required to register under the State of Alabama Community Notification Act. *Note* Not all offenders are available for public dissemination due to juvenile, Youthful Offender-Adult, or out-of-state status. 

Frequently asked Q&A:

Q: Can a sex offender live with a minor or have contact with a minor?

A: The law only covers residency and employment restrictions upon a convicted sex offender. As a general rule, sex offenders may not live with a minor. There are certain exceptions. An offender can live with a minor child as long as the offender is a parent, step-parent, or grandparent, sibling, or stepsibling and as long as: the victim was not the offender's minor child, grandchild, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling; the minor victim was not residing with the offender at the time of the offense; the offense did not involve forcible compulsion against a minor. If the offender's victim was a child under the age of 12, he/she cannot live with a minor nor loiter in areas where children congregate.

Q: If a convicted sex offender is living in my neighborhood, why was I not notified?

A: There may be several reasons for this. If convicted out-of-state, they are not subject until after a due process hearing is completed in some cases. Or the offender may have been residing in the neighborhood before you moved into the community and there are no ongoing notifications.

Q: May a sex offender drop off or pick-up their children at a school or daycare, or frequent ballgames and other school activities?

A: Yes, as long as the offender does not exceed the time necessary to complete the intended task. If the offender was convicted of an offense upon a child under the age of 12, he/she cannot loiter on or within 500 feet of a school, child care facility, playground, park, athletic field, or any other business having a principal purpose of caring for, educating, or entertaining minors.

*The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office shall not be responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the use of or reliance on any information provided or the lack thereof. The use or misuse of any information contained on this site to commit any criminal act could result in criminal prosecution*


Additional Information

National Sex Offender Registry

Alabama Reciprocal Gun Law
Pistol Permit Information
Court House Security Resolution


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