Calhoun County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Calhoun County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 400 W 8th St, Anniston, 36201 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: (256) 236-6600

Calhoun County Sheriff's Department is located at 400 W 8th St, Anniston, 36201 AL. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department phone number is (256) 236-6600.

Calhoun County Sheriff's Department News

A record number of Americans will be traveling for the 4th of July holiday week. Before you hit the road take a few minutes to make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. Here are some things to look for... Engine oil: Check your oil levels and the date you’re due for an oil change Transmission and differential fluids: Both your transmission and drive axle have their own lubricant supply. Check your owner’s manual for their change intervals, as they are quite a bit longer than engine oil. Hoses: Look first at where both the input and output radiator hoses attach to the engine and to the radiator. The extra stress on the hose from the pipe collar and hose clamp means they typically crack and fail there first. Belts: Check the engine belts by turning them sideways with your hand so you can see the friction surface. If they’re at all ragged, torn, cracked or showing the fiber cords, it’s time for fresh ones. Newer cars often have one large belt, called a serpentine, which runs the water pump and all the accessories (A/C, power steering and alternator). If your car has less than 50,000 miles, it’s probably fine. Engine coolant: New vehicles come equipped with engine coolant designed to go 100,000 to 150,000 miles. If your car is less than four years old, check that the under-hood coolant reservoir – usually a clear plastic bottle that says “engine coolant” on the cap – is topped up. Tire pressure and tread: Most people believe the appropriate tire pressure is listed on the tire itself. Actually, the number on the tire is the maximum amount of pressure the tire can hold and, if combined with extreme heat and speeds, could lead to a blowout. Brake system: Check your brake reservoir for the color of the fluid, and make sure that it is topped up to the “full” mark. If you haven’t had a flush in two or three years, get one before you leave. Battery: If the battery in your car is more than a couple years old, check that the terminals are corrosion-free and the positive and negative leads are tight. For more information check out Drive safely and have a great vacation!

Thank you for sharing. These children have been located and are safe.

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Calhoun County until 2:45pm. HAZARD...60 to 70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Severe storms with heavy winds currently moving through Cherokee County have been knocking down trees. These storms will be arriving in Calhoun County soon so please be prepared and try to stay off of the roads during the heaviest storms.

NWS Birmingham has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Calhoun County until 7pm.

Update: the risk of severe weather has been elevated and a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 7pm. The National Weather Service says we have a "marginal" risk of severe storms this afternoon and evening. The Heat Index will also be in or near triple digits today so please stay weather aware avoid spending too much time working in the heat. As always, call us if you need us.

Thank you for watching. If you have any information to help solve these cases please contact Calhoun County Crimestoppers at (256) 238-1414.

We need your help finding these wanted individuals. If you have information please call Calhoun County Crimestoppers at (256) 238-1414.

Were you impacted by the tornado on March 19? If so, today (Monday June 25) is the last day to register for disaster assistance with FEMA and the Long Term Recovery Committee.

We love some great fireworks and there will be plenty of them as we approach the 4th of July. But pets (and many humans) aren't able to deal with the loud explosions. Please keep this in mind as you celebrate and remember to keep your pets safe. Thank you and God Bless America!

I am begging the Commission and State Legislature to help us! We have never been over 530 until this year. We are in emergency crisis for space, personnel, and a decent wage to keep personnel. At 643 inmates, this is a very dangerous situation! We are doing our best! Sheriff Matthew Wade

A note for anyone who relies on a weather radio for severe weather alerts. The Anniston NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, broadcasting on a frequency of 162.475 MHz, is temporarily off the air. Severe weather is not expected in the immediate future but please be sure that you have another way to receive alerts until the transmitter is functioning again.

A funnel cloud was spotted in extreme north Alabama earlier today and the National Weather Service maintains a "slight" risk of severe weather in Calhoun County this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds of up to 60 miles per hour are possible. Please remain weather aware as you begin your weekend activities. Stay safe and call us if you need us!

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN TALLADEGA... SOUTHEASTERN CALHOUN AND SOUTHWESTERN CLEBURNE COUNTIES UNTIL 100 PM CDT... At 1233 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Bynum, or near Cobb Town, moving east at 35 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Anniston, Oxford, Heflin, West End-Cobb Town, Munford, Hobson City, Grant Town, Anniston Regional Airport, Oxford Lake, Bynum, Anniston Army Depot, Hollis Crossroads, Dearmanville, Chalafinnee, Jenifer and Camp Sequoyah. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

I’m hesitant to share on our page, because that starting salary is a lot more than what the commission pays for deputies.

So let’s talk about the jail population. We have 574 inmates in jail for pending felonies. Two inmates that have been sentenced to our jail on misdemeanors. Seven inmates waiting to go to prison. We are housing 20 inmates for municipalities. The last 29 inmates are awaiting trial for the federal system. So we have 22 people in jail for misdemeanors. The rest are in jail for committing felonies. Many of which are violators of probation. So they have already had a chance. The jail is full!!!! However, it’s not full because of misdemeanors or petty crimes. The picture is a screen shot directly from our jail computer system. I am dedicated to serving our county with character and integrity. I am open and transparent! I strive to find solutions that are appropriate and protect ALL!!!!! Matthew Wade Sheriff

We have moved all 127 female inmates to the Anniston facility. On day one, we are 17 inmates above capacity. This is a help but not a fix. We are still in a crisis mode.

Here are some recent property crimes that we hope you can help us solve. If you have any information please call Calhoun County Crimestoppers at (256) 238-1414. Thank you!

Here is this week's lineup of Calhoun County's Most Wanted. Please watch and share to help us find them. Call @Calhoun County Crimestoppers at (256) 238-1414.

We know that many of you (and many employees of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office) donate to and support the United Way so we thought we'd pass along this information about their Donor Appreciation Cookout this Wednesday. Thanks to all of you who #LiveUnited with a #ServantsHeart.

Are you looking for a way to help your community in times of disaster? Or maybe you would just like to learn about some of the many volunteers who do? Members of the Calhoun County ARES/RACES team will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23rd & 24th at the Calhoun County EMA Building, 507 W Francis St, Jacksonville, AL. The public is invited to attend this free event. Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time and resources to be ready to serve when needed. #ServantsHeart

Flood advisories are also issued for northern and western Calhoun County.

Today we salute the men who step up to be the best fathers they can be. It's not always an easy job but it can be the best job in the world and it changes the world in a good way. Thank you and Happy Father's Day!

Fathers Day weekend is here. Tell (or better yet show) your father how much you love him and if you are a father - be the best father you can be! #ServantsHeart.

A diabetic man collapses in a parking lot and, instead of helping him, someone steals his groceries. Fortunately for him he was spotted by a police officer with a #ServantsHeart. Find out what happened next at Have a great weekend and keep your eyes open for chances to serve your neighbor.