I live in Coffee County and have OC'd alot between Enterprise and Dothan. So far no bad encounters. I have posted my first and a couple other of my experiences on here in the past. I even setup an OC meetup in Dothan once. Like you said almost noone even notices.
Could you be more specific to which police chiefs, sheriff's offices, state trooper headquarters you talked to and when?
Just an FYI, I have an Open Carry letter with questions submitted to Lance Tindol that hes supposed to be answering very soon. He's running against Dave Sutton for Coffee Co. Sheriff. I'll post this info when he gets back to me.