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

Update on Chelsea Death On Monday March 5th, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Shelby County Highway 39 in Chelsea to investigate a reported death. As released Monday, upon arrival deputies discovered one of the residents of the home was dead. The deceased has now been positively identified as Tracy Ward Austin, 68 years of age, from Chelsea, Alabama, and his death has been determined to be a homicide. The Shelby County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s investigators have been actively working trying to determine what caused Austin’s death and who may be responsible for it. They need the public’s help. The victim in this case died sometime Monday. The home is located close to the very busy intersection of Shelby County Highway 69 and Shelby County Highway 39 and someone may be a witness without knowing it. If anyone traveled either of those roads on Monday, after approximately 7:00 a.m., and saw anything suspicious, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category. If you know who killed Tracy Ward Austin or have more information about this murder and want to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at (205)254-7777. A cash reward of up to $5,000 may be possible for information in this case.

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At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday March 5th, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Shelby County Highway 39 to investigate a death. Responding deputies located the deceased and notified investigators who responded to the scene. There are no other details available at this time as investigators, with the Shelby County Coroner's Office, are trying to determine the cause of death. This release will be updated as more information is available.

Sgt. Brand spent the day talking with students at Calera Elementary school about a career in Law Enforcement. The students enjoyed the opportunity to see some of the equipment we use to provide our services to the citizens of Shelby County.

Sgt. Kevin Brand and Deputy Sumrall discussing job opportunities with University of Alabama students interested in a future career in Law Enforcement.

Sheriff John Samaniego swore in our newest deputy yesterday, Deputy Robert Brackett. Deputy Brackett has served in the jail as a Corrections Officer for over six years. Congratulations!

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Railroad Crossing Closed At 10:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies closed Shelby County Highway 11 to all traffic while the Sheriff's Office investigates an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a train and killed. Sheriff's investigators are on the scene. It is anticipated the roadway will be closed for a couple of hours until they complete their investigation. Local traffic is being rerouted at Shelby County Highway 36 and local motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Live press conference for the multi-jurisdictional rescue of Lisa Holman.

This is why it is our honor to serve you, Shelby County. Volunteers from the community joined first responders on Sunday to search for missing Chelsea resident, Lisa Holman. Lisa was deep in the woods, disoriented and injured after a car wreck. When she was found, she was cold, wet, and lost her shoes in the ordeal. This man gave her the shoes off his feet so she would not have to walk back out through the briars and thickets.

Lisa Holman found!!!!

Please contact Pelham, Alabama Police Department if you have any information on Lisa Holman. We appreciate the offers to help search, but right now help is not needed. MISSING PERSON: An active search is currently underway along CR 36 for Lisa Holman, age 45. Her vehicle was found wrecked this morning. She was last seen wearing a hot pink sweater and black leggings. We're asking that anyone who saw a woman fitting this description, especially along CR 36 between Bent Creek Drive and Brasher Road, to call us at 205-620-6550. Anyone living near the area is asked to keep an eye out, as well, but please do not interfere with the law enforcement search. -------------- UPDATE (2:50p.m. Saturday): CR 36 is open at this time. The search for Lisa Holman is still active. Law enforcement officers and other first responders are still on the scene, so please use caution in the area. PLEASE SHARE!

If you have any information about this wreck, please call the Pelham Police Department.

Please help us identify two theft suspects. The men pictured are suspected of stealing merchandise from a store in Chelsea. If you know who either of these men is, please contact Investigator Jon Smitherman at 205-669-4181.

Update. Marsha Johnson is safe. Thank you all who shared this post. Please help us find this missing juvenile. Marsha Johnson was last seen in Fayette, AL on February 4th. She is originally from the Calera area and her family is concerned for her safety. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Marsha, please contact Investigator Derek Dixon at 205-669-4181.

Traffic Alert - Lanes closed on Hwy 280 Wednesday, Feb. 7th.

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Sheriff John Samaniego was proud to congratulate the graduates of the first Senior Leadership Academy yesterday at Heardmont Park Senior Activity Center. Over the course of 10 weeks, participants heard from knowledgeable speakers on health, safety, and programs available to seniors in the community. Thanks to our partners: North Shelby Fire Department, Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District, Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging, and the AARP.

We are proud partners in the Senior Leadership Academy and hope to extend the academy to more senior groups throughout the county.