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SPECIALTY UNITS

TRAFFIC

The Traffic Unit is responsible for traffic enforcement and crash investigations.

SROs

School Resource Officers are assigned to each

Pelham City Schools campus.

MOTOR SCOUTS

Motor Scouts are responsible for traffic enforcement and special details.

ESU

The Emergency Services Unit is highly skilled  & responds to extremely hazardous situations.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Code Enforcement is dedicated to educating citizens & enforcing codes & ordinances.

FTOs

Field Training Officers work with new officers to teach them policies & procedures.

K-9

Our K-9 officers are specialized in narcotics detection, along with their human partners.

BIKE PATROL

The Bike Patrol Unit is responsible for special events

& targeted patrols.

HONOR GUARD

The Honor Guard represents the department in formal ceremonies.

EVIDENCE

The Evidence Technician Unit is responsible for maintaining crime scene integrity.

TRAINING

Sworn and civilian employees complete certification &  specialty courses yearly.

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TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

The Traffic Operations Unit is responsible for traffic law enforcement, traffic crash prevention and investigation, impaired driver enforcement, traffic control at various functions and events, and neighborhood traffic complaint investigations.

The unit also engages the community by educating citizens about traffic laws and safety, speaking to driver education classes, and promoting the use of

seat belts and child restraints.

The Pelham Police Department is one of the few agencies in the Birmingham area to have full-time traffic personnel dedicated to traffic safety.

TRAFFIC

EMERGENCY SERVICES

The Emergency Services Unit is a highly skilled and well-equipped tactical unit that responds to extremely hazardous situations where conventional police tactics and equipment may be inadequate. The Unit may be called upon for incidents involving hostages, armed suicidal subjects, clandestine drug labs, or barricaded/wanted subjects. The Unit also assists in serving warrants in high-risk situations for the arrest of dangerous felons.

The Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Team is a part of our Tactical Operations. These officers assist individuals who are in a crisis or critical incident. Their goal is to facilitate a successful and peaceful resolution, without injury,

to all involved.

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K-9 UNIT

The Pelham Police Department takes great pride in its K-9 Unit because of the proficiency and ability of the animals working in partnership with their handlers.

 

Our department has three K-9 teams comprised of a police officer and his canine partner. All are specialized in the detection of explosives.

Sgt. Steve Johnson & K-9 Bagheera

Officer Kevin Davis & K-9 Ripley

Officer Lee Tibbetts & K-9 Thunder

The canine sense of smell is over 400,000 times greater than that of a human. For this reason, the K-9 Unit has become a valuable asset to the Pelham Police Department and the community we serve.

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EVIDENCE TECHNICIANS

The Evidence Technician Unit is responsible for maintaining crime scene integrity, properly collecting evidence, documenting incidents through proven methods, and establishing scientific facts surrounding crimes.

 

Our Evidence Technicians are required to attend an intense in-house training program involving latent finger print examination, photography, crime scene sketching, laser training, evidence recovery, and evidence document techniques. They then complete lengthy, on-the-job training with an experienced Evidence Technician.

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SROs

 At least one Pelham Police officer is assigned to each campus of Pelham City Schools. SROs serve as a visible deterrence to crime and handle any incidents that arise during school hours. They also serve as a resource, problem solver, and mentor to students. The idea is to establish a lasting partnership with the school system and its student population.

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Pelham Park Middle

Pelham Oaks Elem.

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CODE ENFORCEMENT

Code Enforcement is responsible for educating and informing citizens of the codes and ordinances established for the city by the Pelham City Council.

 

They set minimum requirements and standards regarding property and structures to promote and protect public health, safety, convenience, order, and general welfare of all Pelham citizens and those who visit our city. 

 

The goal is to provide a proactive approach by maintaining a clean, healthy, and safe environment through public education, compliance, and enforcement.

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BIKE PATROL

The Bike Patrol Unit was reinstated in the spring of 2018.

The main goal of the unit is to break down barriers between police and the public. Removing the patrol car allows officers to actively engage with people in our community.

Bike Patrol Officers are responsible for patrolling special events, such as concerts at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Bulls games at the Pelham Civic Complex, and Fire on the Water at Oak Mountain State Park. They also participate in targeted patrols at shopping centers, recreational areas, and in neighborhoods.

Bike Patrol officers are certified through the

International Police Mountain Bike Association.

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TRAINING

Pelham Police officers are the highest trained law enforcement officers in Shelby County due to an aggressive field training program for new police personnel, as well as regular required in-service training for all police officers.

Both sworn and civilian employees of the department complete certification and specialty courses, as well as in-service and re-certification training on a yearly basis.

All employees have the opportunity to participate in specialty training outside the agency, as well.

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MOTOR SCOUTS

Motor Scouts identify, investigate, and provide traffic enforcement in areas that have been designated as problem traffic areas through citizen complaints or police investigations. They also represent the department in special events, such as parades, community events, and funerals.

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Field training takes up where the classroom leaves off. The field training experience is used to see if a new officer can function effectively as a member of the department. Field Training Officers teach all officers new to Pelham PD the department's policies & procedures, regardless of whether they've been officers for ten years or just graduated from the academy. Ideally, field training serves as a continuation of the selection process in addition to its training functions.

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HONOR GUARD
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HONOR GUARD

The goal of the Honor Guard is to represent the Pelham Police Department in the utmost professional manner. The main purpose is to honor and stand watch over law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Honor Guard also represents the department in formal ceremonies such as color guard, parades, casket watches, funerals, retirements, and community events.

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