Well, your local LEOs are horribly misinformed. Unfortunately, a LEO who thinks that OC is illegal can make your life miserable. So, in-your-face OCing is not advisable.
I recommend that you call your county sheriff and local police chief, asking
them whether they think OC is legal. If they know that it is, then ask them to make sure that their deputies and officers are properly informed.
If they don't, you have a problem. You can try to educate them. There is the letter from Sheriff Marshall in Montgomery that you can print off and give to them. You can ask them to call the city attorney. If he researches the issue, he will have no choice but to inform them that OC is legal. You can give them copies of the trifold, found here: http://alabamagunrights.org/wp-conte...2/tri-fold.pdf
You sound like you
may be unsure that OC is legal. Check out the "This law seems to prohibit a lot of OC" thread. I was pretty sure that folks here were wrong when I arrived. After a while, some folks (who were willing to walk through the process) were able to convince me that the -52 sections does not prohibit OC. (What did it for me was a court ruling making it clear that -52 is restricting CC and not OC.)
Anyway, good luck. We need pioneers helping LE accept the law as it is, not as they want it to be.