The Valley Head Police Department has a combined total of almost 100 years of experience. Chief Nick Welden served 18 years with the Alabama State Troopers, Alabama game warden and now as the Chief in Valley Head.Assistant Chief Ron Ogletree has more than 39 years experience. 28 of those years, he spent as an Alabama State Trooper where he eventually retired as a sergeant. After retirement from the State Troopers, Assistant Ogletree has worked as a county and city officer.Officer Jimmy Phillips has over 40 years of experience as a Deputy for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. 22 of those years, he served as a Criminal Investigator with the Sheriff’s Office before he retired. Officer Phillips now works as an officer for multiple towns.
For over sixty-four years, the Valley Head Fire Department has been providing fire protection, emergency rescue, and public service to the citizens, businesses and tourists in the Valley Head and surrounding areas. We are constantly striving to ensure that our volunteer personnel, our training and our equipment will meet any challenge we face. In addition to our traditional jobs of fire suppression, in the last few years we have worked to provide vehicle extracation (Jaws of Life, Hurst tools and other rescue equipment technique), thermal imaging, first responder emergency services and answer/respond to disaster situations. We take pride in maintaining the level of service that we offer to Valley Head and the surrounding areas.