Pelham, Alabama

Pelham is a city in central Alabama, close to Birmingham, and it’s located in Shelby County. Columbiana is the County Seat of Shelby County. The population of Pelham is 21,352 residents, and the mayor is Gary W. Waters. City Hall is located on Pelham Parkway.

City of Pelham
City Hall
3162 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

City of Pelham Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were no murders reported in Pelham. There were 6 reported rapes, 2 reported robberies, and 33 reported assaults. There were also 37 reported burglaries, 435 reported thefts, and 37 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 150.9, which is considerably lower than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of May 2018, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Pelham.

Pelham, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 550 crimes reported in Pelham, which gave the city a crime rate of 2,375 per 100,000 persons. This is below the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons and the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes reported in Pelham.

The Pelham Police Department is located on Philip Davis Street, and the Chief of Police is Larry Palmer. The police department employs 71 sworn police officers. Divisions within the department include administrative services, criminal investigations, patrol, and communications/records.

Pelham Police Department
32 Philip Davis Street
Pelham, AL 35124

Pelham 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

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

John Samaniego, Sheriff

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 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

Shelby County’s Most Wanted can be viewed online.

Pelham, Alabama – Open Records Requests

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

Marsha Yates
3162 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

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