COMMUNITY RELATIONS

The Pelham Police Department is committed to bridging the gap between our officers and you, the public. Our goal is simple. We want to get to know you, and we want you to get to know us.

We also know that you expect us to communicate with you in a timely manner. We will let you know about critical incidents, traffic troubles, criminal activity, and the like via our social media pages first. 

 
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Pelham Police Department hosts a number of community events throughout the year. Some are larger than others, but the goal is the same no matter the size: to get to know you better.

Some of our larger community events include The Pelham Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, National Night Out, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Throughout the year, we host smaller events geared toward specific groups. Those include 

Coffee with the Chief, the Pelham Bike Rodeo, Youth Government Day and the YMCA Law Enforcement Day.

Keep your eye on the events tab of our Facebook page to know when these take place.

PELHAM POLAR PLUNGE

The Pelham Polar Plunge is an annual Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run event hosted by the

Pelham Police Department. It raises money for more than 15,000 Special Olympics Alabama athletes

The Pelham Polar Plunge is held in January each year. It has grown into a premiere event, locally, and is one of the ALETR's largest fundraisers of the year. The 2020 plunge raised more than $28,000!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday of October at the Publix shopping center on Huntley Parkway.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser for

Special Olympics with more than 100,000 law enforcement participants around the world.

 

At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event where law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes run the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremonies of Special Olympics competitions.

PELHAM BIKE RODEO

A Bike Rodeo is a fun and interactive way to teach bicycle safety and encourage physical activity.

Our goal is to equip children with the skills they need to avoid injury.

Our clinics, hosted by the Pelham PD Bike Unit, feature a safety talk, bike inspections, helmet fittings,

and a skills course.