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Columbiana, Alabama

Columbiana is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, southeast of Birmingham, and it is also the County Seat of Shelby County. The city has a population of 4,197 residents. The mayor of Columbiana is Stancil Handley, and his City Hall office is located on Mildred Street.

City of Columbiana
City Hall
107 Mildred Street
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-5800

City of Columbiana Facebook Page

Stancil Handley, Mayor
MayorHandley@cityofcolumbiana.com

There were no murders in Columbiana in the year 2016. There were 4 reported rapes, 2 reported robberies, and 35 reported assaults. There were also 19 reported burglaries, 68 reported thefts, and 2 reported auto thefts. This gave Columbiana a crime index of 360.0, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 285.1. As of March 2018, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Columbiana.

Columbiana, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 130 reported crimes in Columbiana, which gives the city a crime rate of 3,118 per 100,000 persons. This is lower than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, but higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in the city.

The Columbiana Police Department is also located on Mildred Street, and the Chief of Police is Lamar Vick.

Columbiana Police Department
107 Mildred Street
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-5800

Columbiana Police Department Facebook Page

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is located in Columbiana, and the sheriff is John Samaniego. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, administration, narcotics, and specialty units.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
380 McDow Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-4181

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

John Samaniego, Sheriff
jsamaniego@shelbyso.com

The Corrections Division is headed by Captain Jay Fondren and is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office. This facility has 500 beds and employs 65 correction officers. Inmates are allowed one visit per week, via video visits. Appointments for visits must be made via the website http://jailvisitor.com/. Visitation appointments are available for Tuesday – Thursday, from 7:20 pm to 9:35 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:25 am, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:35 pm. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Shelby County Corrections
380 McDow Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-3938

Shelby County’s Most Wanted can be viewed online.

Columbiana, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s Office, and the Columbiana City Clerk is Mark Frey. The City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are kept of all meetings and other city actions.

Mark Frey, City Clerk
City Hall
107 Mildred Street
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-5801
mfrey@cityofcolumbiana.com

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