The Pelham Police Department believes in being open and transparent. That requires constant communication with you, our stakeholders, as well as members of the media.

We promise to keep you updated on critical incidents and crime and safety information that you have come to expect from us. We also promise to work with local journalists to spread our message.



Child Porn Arrest

Man arrested after a months-long joint investigation.

DUI Checkpoint

The Pelham Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this weekend.

Teen Found Safe

Amberly Nicole Flores, age 13, was found safe Thursday afternoon in North Alabama

Robbery Arrest

Man arrested less than a week after robbing pharmacist at gunpoint

Warrant Scam

Never send cash, gift cards or wire money to settle a "warrant" over the phone

School Traffic

Get back into the morning and afternoon school traffic routine

Curfew Implemented

Pelham Mayor Gary Waters issued a proclamation ordering a nightly curfew within the city limits.

Lobby Closed

To further prevent the spread of COVID–19, the Police Dept. Lobby is closed to the public.

Suspicious Incident

Detectives investigating suspicious incident at Pelham gas station

Sex Crimes Arrests

Husband and wife face two dozen charges after victim comes forward

Interim Chief Named

Interim Chief Cheatwood has been with Pelham PD since 2000

Stabbing Arrest

Woman critical after being stabbed, suspect charged with Attempted Murder

DUI Enforcement

Read more about the enforcement actions taken during the weekend DUI checkpoint.

Facility Closures

As a precautionary measure due to the concerns surrounding COVID–19, some city facilities will close to the public.

Tech Talk

Pelham PD detectives will present important information all parents need to know

School Threat

Officers identify person responsible for threat against Pelham school

Chief to Retire

Chief Larry Palmer will retire after three decades in law enforcement



Should you ever find yourself in need of help, free resources are available to you. Many of them are located in Shelby Co. 

You DO NOT have to be in crisis before you reach out for help. 

The resource guides below go beyond our immediate response and should empower you to take control of your situation. 





Situational awareness is key to protecting yourself when you're out shopping.


Review this safety information, especially if you won't be accompanying your children as they Trick or Treat.


As you're making your plans, review our checklist to lower the chances of coming back from vacation to realize you've been the victim of a crime. 


Scammers never stop trying to rip people off. They're constantly coming up with new tactics to trick people out of thousands of dollars,.


Report assault when it happens, even if you do not believe it to be "serious."


In almost half of all residential burglaries, thieves simply breeze in through unlocked doors or unlocked windows.


When you arrive home, if something looks questionable, like a slit screen, a broken window or open door - do not go in. Call the police from a cell phone or a neighbor's house.


When walking to your car at night, have your keys in your hand and be ready to open the door.

Try to avoid walking alone on the street after 9 p.m. If you must walk alone at night, use well-lit roads, with as much car traffic as possible, and walk near the curb.


We see all types of weather in Alabama. It's important to always stay weather aware. The Shelby County EMA provides Shelby Alerts for free.


Online shopping and package deliveries increase during the holiday season.


By taking a few simple steps, you can prevent porch pirates from stealing your packages.


The best and only way to prevent thefts from motor vehicles is never to leave valuables in your car unattended - particularly electronic goods such as cellular phones and laptop computers. 


Door locks and ignition keys are called "first layer" anti-theft devices. Of course, every vehicle has them, but they sometimes offer no deterrent to a determined thief.


Light all entrances, including alleys, with vandal-proof fixtures. Leave lights on inside the establishment overnight and on weekends.



Keep cash to a minimum with frequent, irregular deposits or a "drop safe".


Use visible stickers or signs to advertise the cash control policy.


Be aware of the surroundings when walking down the street. Walk briskly and confidently.


At night, try to avoid walking alone, particularly after 9 p.m. Stick to main streets with as much car and foot traffic as possible.


Avoid areas with excessive trees and bushes, dark streets, alleys, and other "shortcuts."


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