Shelby County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Shelby County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 380 McDow Rd, Columbiana, 35051 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: (205) 669-4181
Fax: (205) 669-3865

Shelby County Sheriff's Department is located at 380 McDow Rd, Columbiana, 35051 AL. The Shelby County Sheriff's Department phone number is (205) 669-4181.

Shelby County Sheriff's Department News

Thanks, CBS 42 for helping us promote our next fundraiser for Special Olympics! Thanks also to the Alabama Trucking Association!

We got a "romper" of a #ThrowbackThursday picture for you! This future deputy obviously had a passion at an early age for serving his community. Any guesses?

Congratulations to the Objective Jail Classification and Beyond Class hosted here by the American Jail Association. Correctional Officers from all over the country learned how to effectively identify risks to other inmates and staff through research-based classification techniques. Instructors thanked Sheriff John Samaniego for the use of the training center and providing Southern hospitality.

Thank you Chelsea COP!

Our thoughts are with the Eastern Coast as Hurricane Florence approaches. If you are considering contributing to a fund to help victims, please read this article from the Federal Trade Commission first so you know your money isn't wasted by a scam.

Update: As of 5:00 p.m., the roadway is now clear for travel. Please use caution as crews are still in the area. Traffic Alert: County Road 26 at Walker Run (near Family Connection between Alabaster & Columbiana) is completely blocked due to a downed tree and power lines. Motorists will need to take an alternate route for now. Alabama Power crews are responding and will hopefully have it cleared up soon.


We are proud to host the Objective Jail Classification and Beyond class this week for the American Jail Association. Correctional Officers from all over the country are here learning how to effectively identify risks to other inmates and staff through research-based classification techniques.

September 9-15th is National Truck Drivers Appreciation week. Law Enforcement and the trucking industry will partner on Saturday, September 29th for the Alabama Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. Trucks of all varieties will proudly parade from Birmingham to Gadsden to raise money and awareness for the over 15,000 athletes of Special Olympics Alabama! Truckers, sign your rig up today at For more information, go to

Traffic Alert: Crews are installing a new culvert at Highway 11 and Old 280. Travel on Old 280 between 11 and Chelsea is currently limited to local traffic only.

Take a look at this opportunity to assist the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging in their support of those with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

#ThrowbackThursday We wonder if this little robot knew one day he would "rocket" up to the rank of Captain here at the Sheriff's Office? Any guesses who's behind all that aluminum foil?

It is with heavy hearts that our agency mourns the loss of one of our own. Anne Watford passed away Sunday after a battle with cancer. Anne served at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office from January 2, 2008 until September 1, 2018. She worked as a Communications Officer, Corrections Officer and most recenly as our Evidence Custodian. To say that she will be dearly missed is an understatment.

Parker Mote has been found and is safe!

*UPDATE- CHILD WAS LOCATED AND IS SAFE; Thank you for getting the word out! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MISSING CHILD WITH AUTISM FROM THE SHELBY COMMUNITY On Sunday, September 2, 2018, deputies responded to the 800 block of Highway 400 on a missing autistic juvenile, 12-year-old male Parker Mote. Parker was last seen at his residence on Saturday, September 1st, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m. wearing green shorts and a green shirt. He is a white male with brown hair, blue eyes, 4’6” and weighs approximately 75 pounds. Deputies, along with fire department personnel are actively searching for him at this time. If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of this missing juvenile, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at (205) 669-4181 or 911.

Captain Bedsole, Lt. Hughes and Sgt. Pavolini got to hear Karl Malone, "The Mailman," deliver the keynote speech at the recent National Institute for Jail Operations annual conference!

#ThrowbackThursday Look at this young wrestler, turned deputy, taunting his opponent in 1987?

This is what happens when you come to work on your wedding anniversary. Apparently, Deputy Roy has been bearable for 25 years. Congrats!

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment to honor John McCain's sixty years of service to our country. Follow the link to watch the video.

Robert M. Hensel said, "There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more". Thank you CrossingPoints for providing this free college prep summit for students with intellectual disabilities. Please share with a friend or loved one who may not realize their ability to achieve an education beyond high school.

Wonderful conference yesterday addressing cyber security and social media safety. Follow for tips on how to help your kids navigate social media safely.

Want a challenging and rewarding career? Come join our team of professionals who are committed to excellence while serving others. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the the position of Deputy Sheriff. The Shelby County Law Enforcement Personnel Board will be testing applicants every Friday from now until November. For more information and to apply, go to

We want to be part of the solution if we are called to assist in a mental health crisis.

Here's a little throw back Thursday for everyone. Many of you know our employees so let's see who can guess which of our employees is featured in this Olan Mills portrait. 😁