Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is a city in both Shelby and Jefferson Counties, in central Alabama. Vestavia Hills has a population of 34,033 residents, and the mayor is Ashley C. Curry. The County Seat of Shelby County is Columbiana, and the County Seat of Jefferson County is Birmingham. City Hall is located on Montgomery Highway.

City of Vestavia Hills
City Hall
1032 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Ashley C. Curry, Mayor

In 2016, there were no murders or rapes in Vestavia Hills. There were 17 reported assaults, and 8 reported robberies. There were also 72 reported burglaries, 292 reported thefts, and 33 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 73.6, which is dramatically lower than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of May 2018, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Heflin.

Vestavia Hills, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 422 reported crimes in Heflin. This gave the city a crime rate of 1,234 per 100,000 persons. This is much lower than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. The most common crime in Vestavia Hills is property crime.

The Vestavia Hills Police Department is also located on Montgomery Highway, and the Chief of Police is Dan Rary. The police department has 85 sworn police officers. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, narcotics, community policing, traffic, and records.

Vestavia Hills Police Department
1032 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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

John Samaniego, Sheriff

The Corrections Division is headed by Captain Russell Bedsole 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

One of the other police departments is the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Birmingham, where Mark Levie Pettway is the sheriff. Approximately 1,000 inmates are housed daily between the two Jefferson County facilities. The Deputy Chief of Corrections is Cleveland Moore. The Sheriff’s Office includes patrol, criminal, and corrections divisions, along with offering resources to schools and courts.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203

Mark Levie Pettway

Vestavia Hills, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are maintained. Rebecca Leavings is the City Clerk.

Rebecca Leavings, City Clerk
1032 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216