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

Come visit us tomorrow at the Pelham Cahaba Valley Road store and the Highway 280 store!

Very proud of Catherine, daughter of Deputy Florence and granddaughter of retired Pelham, Alabama Police DepartmentLieutenant Florence, for receiving the 2018 First Responders Scholarship from Hometown Lenders, Birmingham. Catherine will attend Auburn in the Fall. Congratulations!

TRAFFIC ALERT: County Road 39 in Chelsea, between County Road 36 and Chelsea Rec Park, is closed due to downed power lines. Deputies and Chelsea Citizen Observer Patrol personnel are diverting traffic in the area. We will update this information when the road is opened.

Traffic Alert - Road Closed. South Shades Crest Road in Helena is temporarily closed due to a wreck in which a power pole and a natural gas line were struck. Deputies are on the scene and the public is encouraged to avoid the area until the wreck is cleared.

Rick John Vega is in custody! Thank you for your help! The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is actively trying to locate and arrest Rick John Vega, on a current arrest warrant. He is a registered sex-offender who reported to law enforcement that he had recently moved to Shelby County and was living in the 5000 Block of Spring Creek Road in Montevallo. A check of the address revealed that Vega was not living at the address. Vega is 44 years old and is described as a white-male, brown hair, brown eyes, 5’9” tall and weighing 175 lbs. There is currently a warrant for his arrest for violation of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. Vega has previously lived and/or worked in the Columbiana, Alabaster, Pelham and Birmingham areas. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Rick John Vega, please call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181 or call 911.

This past Sunday we celebrated our employees at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office by treating them and their families to an afternoon at the Birmingham Barons baseball game, with dinner. One of the many things that we are grateful for is the sense of "family" that we share with each other in our agency and community.

UBEV Suspect- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person in this video. This video was taken from a residence in the Sunny Meadows, Broken Bow, and Meadowbrook subdivisions on the night of May 15th into the morning of May 16th. Investigators are asking other homeowners with video surveilence to see if they may have a better image of the suspect(s). If you have any information, please contact Investigator Adam Mitchell (205) 670-6045.

Your deputies were honored to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Pelham yesterday. The Flame then traveled to the Alabama State Capitol and finally to Troy University for the Opening Ceremony of the summer games! Thanks Alabama Aerial Photography! Pelham, Alabama Police Department, Publix Super Market at Pelham Towne Center, Sheriff John Samaniego

#PoliceWeek2018 Law Enforcement Officers, including Shelby County deputies, will converge on D.C. this week to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Thank you Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe for lunch today for our hard working Corrections Officers! #NationalCorrectionalOfficersweek

Help us catch two suspected credit card thieves. The two men pictured below used stolen credit cards at two retail stores on Hwy 280. Please share these photos and if you know either man's identity, please call Sergeant Shelby O'Connor at 205-670-6146. You may also leave an anonymous tip at

We are very proud of the group of professional men and women who have chosen the challenging career of Shelby County Corrections. This week is National Correctional Officer Week. Thanks to Bojangles' for providing our men and women breakfast this morning.

Our deputies and Pelham, Alabama Police Department raised $13,932 for Special Olympics Alabama this weekend at Cops on Top! In two weeks, we run the Flame of Hope around the state to raise awareness for the 2018 Summer Games at Troy University. The Flame will be in Pelham on Friday, May 18th at 8:00 at Publix on Huntley Parkway. For more information, go to Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Deputies are hard at work raising money for Special Olympics! Come by Walmart Pelham today or tomorrow and make a difference in an athlete’s life!

This afternoon we celebrated the careers of two dedicated employees. However, these women are more than employees, they are a big part of the SCSO family. Deputy Diana DuCros (17 years) and Betsy King (25 years) both served the citizens of Shelby County for the last time today in their official capacities. On behalf of the entire Shelby County Sheriff's Office, we wish both of you luck in your future endeavors.

Fatality Accident- Hwy 280 East in front of Autry Electronics in Chelsea. Deputies are on scene of a fatality accident involving three cars at Hwy 280 in front of Autry Electronics in Chelsea. All three eastbound lanes have been closed and will remain closed for at least an hour. Please use extreme caution when traveling in this area or avoid if possible. We will update when more information becomes available.

Lt. Cody Sumners and Sgt. Kevin Brand spent the morning talking to Senior Citizens about the services provided by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at the Shelby County Senior Picnic.

Help us catch a suspected thief. On April 21st, a black male with dreadlocks broke into a vehicle parked in front of the Chelsea Community Center. The suspect’s vehicle appears to be a white Toyota Corolla. Please share and call us at 205-669-4181 if you know the male’s identity.

Sheriff Samaniego had the pleasure of swearing in three of our newest deputies today. Welcome to our team, Deputy Miranda Pilato, Deputy Laura Richman, and Deputy Colin Johnson.

Come visit our tent at Fire at the Foothills BBQ & Chili Cook-Off.

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, don't wait to report it.

A great article about the partnership between the Sheriff's Office and the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging. So many wonderful groups are working together with one common goal of helping senior citizens and the disabled.

Learn about mental health resources in Shelby County on Saturday, May 5th.