If you have any information on Khameriah’s location, please call 205-325-1450, option 2.
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Jefferson County Alabama The Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Mark L. Pettway.
Sheriff Pettway is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Jefferson County.
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If you have any information on Khameriah’s location, please call 205-325-1450, option 2.
The new Crisis Care Center in Jefferson County was unveiled to the public today. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office joined local and state officials for the grand opening. This new center will be a game changer for not only the state but to our office as deputies encounter individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
“The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to addressing the very real challenges in the area of mental health care. This is critical, and should not be overlooked, which is why it remains of high importance on my agenda,” said Sheriff Mark Pettway. “I am proud to have been a part of the team that was involved in Jefferson County being awarded the fourth crisis center in Alabama. These centers will go a long way in improving mental health care in our state.”
Forever in our hearts! You will be missed Deputy Chief Charles Buchannon.
Services for Deputy Chief Charles Buchannon
Happy Sunday Jefferson County! Join us in wishing Sheriff Mark Pettway a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We hope you are enjoying your day!
With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of K9 Deputy Gunner. Gunner was a valuable member of the Sheriff's Office K9 Unit and was loved by all who met him (except the bad guys). He and his partner, Deputy AJ Brasher saved the lives of those in danger and helped to apprehend those who might cause danger. He was an avid Chic-Fil-A Waffle Fry lover and he never shied away from the camera. Deputy Brasher and the rest of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will forever miss Gunner. Rest easy Gunner - we hope there are waffle fries in heaven.
For anyone traveling to our Training Center, you no longer have to avoid Walker's Chapel Road. The bridge is now open.
Walker's Chapel Bridge is open! The contractor will continue to be on-site, but any work performed will take place under traffic or with short-term lane shifts. We appreciate your patience!
Thank you all for your assistance in locating Courtney.
It is with great sadness that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office informs of the sudden passing of School Resource Deputy Patrick Leblanc. Deputy Leblanc loved and was loved by his students at Pinson Elementary School. He always had a smile to share. Please keep his family in your thoughts. He will be missed by all who knew him.
PLEASE SHARE: There’s a new scam Chief Deputy Agee & Lt. Joni Money want to make you aware of. Check it out!
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sadly informs of the passing of Deputy Chief Charles Buchannon. Deputy Chief Buchannon was a truly kind soul who dedicated his life to his faith, his family, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and to the citizens of Jefferson County. He will be sorely missed. Rest easy Chief.
Today, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Dr. King was instrumental in orchestrating the peaceful, non-violent protests that paved the way for many other Civil Rights Activists in Birmingham.
It is his example that the JCSO follows each day when we serve Jefferson County. We will continue to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community just as Dr. King would have wanted us to.
Be Weather-Ready: Check the forecast regularly to see if you're at risk for severe weather. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
Sign Up for Notifications: Know how your community sends warning. Some communities have outdoor sirens. Others depend on media and smart phones to alert residents to severe storms.
Create a Communications Plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
Practice Your Plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when severe thunderstorm warnings are issued. Don't forget pets if time allows.
Prepare Your Home : Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.
Help Your Neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for severe thunderstorms.
Today is National Human Trafficking Day.
"Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal activity in the world. Alabama’s I-20, I-85, I-10 and I-65 are major corridors for human trafficking. Specifically, I-20 has been identified as the ‘superhighway for human trafficking in the United States.’ These interstates bring significant trafficking activity into Alabama.”
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is working hard to address human trafficking in Jefferson County. Here are a few signs to do your part to fight human trafficking.
- Appearing malnourished.
Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse.
- Avoiding eye contact, social interaction, and authority figures/law enforcement.
- Seeming to adhere to scripted or rehearsed responses in social interaction.
- Lacking official identification documents.
For more information call the National Human Trafficking Hotline
1 (888) 373-7888
If you have any information on Charlisa's location, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 205-325-1450. option 2.
A huge THANK YOU to the Center Point Band Boosters for honoring Deputy Rhavee Reliford with “The Above and Beyond Award.” Deputy Reliford works extremely hard each and everyday to ensure our students safety at Center Point High School.
THANK YOU! to all of our School Resource Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for providing a safe and secure learning environment. And for being positive role models for our students. For these reasons and many more, we extend our greatest appreciation!
🙏We wish all of our SRO's a happy
Today is all about our recent promotions! Join us in congratulating Lt Bill Powell, Captain Anthony Dotson, Captain Kerry Morgan, Sheriff, Captain Chuck Jaeger, Captain Terry Guinn, Lt Heath Boackle.
Job well done!
Honoring Retired JCSO Captain Billy James. James passed away this morning. He dedicated 34-years of his life to serving the citizens of Jefferson County. Rest easy Sir. 6/6/1942-1/8/2023
Happy Technology Day! National Technology Day recognizes how technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. The JCSO is proud of the technology we use to serve you and keep you safe.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the subject in these photos. He is wanted for questioning regarding a theft that occurred on December 29, 2022 on Hatcher Road in McCalla. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call 205-325-1450, option 2 or you may call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
It’s a good day to smile! .
Happy Wednesday! We hope you’ve had a great week so far. Our command staff is looking forward to serving you.
We are extremely proud of our accomplishments this year as an office. Take a look at how much we’ve done this year and how excited we are about a brand new year.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Birmingham Police Department are working together to keep you safe.
While we encourage holiday celebrations throughout Birmingham and Jefferson County – Celebratory gun fire is NEVER acceptable.
Celebrating the New Year by firing a weapon into the air is not only irresponsible, it is dangerous. Property damage, injuries and even death are reported across the nation every year on holidays where fireworks are traditionally used. Some people will take celebrating a step further and choose to celebrate by firing a gun into the air. This is incredibly reckless behavior. Please keep in mind that this behavior is not only dangerous, but it is against the law and we are dedicated to taking appropriate action against anyone breaking those laws.
We’re looking forward to serving you! Remember your safety is our top priority.
We hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Be sure to stay warm and safe!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Jefferson County be on the lookout for extreme low temperatures these next few days. We’ve teamed up with our friends Greater Birmingham Humane Society to give you helpful tips on how to keep you and your furry friends safe.
Thank you Jonathan Skinner WBRC for coming to learn more about our Operation Merry Christmas event. Many families will be blessed through this initiative and we couldn’t be more excited!
Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway and his deputies will trade in their uniforms for a new role today. Operation Merry Christmas will take place at 10 a.m. and the JCSO will be on hand to deliver gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated in the Jefferson County jail and to children residing in Housing Authorities in Birmingham, Collegeville, Bessemer, Fairfield, and other surrounding areas.
Congratulations again Session 63!
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will introduce their latest
graduating class to the public today. The graduation ceremony for Session 63 graduates will take place at Wednesday December 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Academy located at 3500 Happy Hollow Road, Fultondale, AL 35068.
We’re looking forward to introducing our latest graduating class to the public. The graduation ceremony for Session 63 graduates will take place Wednesday December 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Academy. You can also join us live on our social media pages.
Over 150 new coats donated to the Jefferson County Housing Authority today thanks to our staff, deputies and chaplains. Our work goes beyond the jails. Our goal is to always bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community through partnership.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Kikstart Food Giveaway. The JCSO family is praying you have a great Holiday week. Don’t forget the reason for the season!
Congratulations are in order!
Congratulations to Ms. Adrienne Brown on her retirement. Thank you for your years of great service to Jefferson County.
The donations just keep rolling in!
Thank you to the Upsilon Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for donating supplies to package self-care items for victims of crime with immediate needs due to domestic violence and sexual assaults. We couldn’t be more grateful!
PLEASE SHARE: Its a great time to get in the giving spirit. To assist families in need the JCSO will be partnering with and to provide families with free boxes of food. Join us this Friday December 16, 2022 at 1250 Powder Plant Rd Bessemer, AL 35022. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for your generous donation of toys for our Operation Merry Christmas event. Your contribution will certainly put a smile on a number of boys and girls faces.
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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is launching the Community Assisted Monitoring (CAM) Program; the CAM program will utilize new technology to reduce criminal activity, expedite investigations, and keep communities safer. Powered by Fusus, the cloud platform includes a Public Security Camera Registry- an online portal for businesses and citizens to register their security cameras in order to help deter and solve crimes. During the pilot, the CAM Program has already been utilized to quickly apprehend suspects in a murder, a robbery, and a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Mark Pettway is encouraging businesses and citizens to register their cameras and help create a community-wide network. Register today at https://jeffcosheriffal.com/cam/.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is launching the Community Assisted Monitoring (CAM) Program; the CAM program will utilize new technology to reduce criminal activity, expedite investigations, and keep communities safer. Powered by Fusus, the cloud platform includes a Public Security Camera Registry- an online portal for businesses and citizens to register their security cameras in order to help deter and solve crimes. Additional information about how the technology works will be unveiled at press conference taking place today at 3 p.m.
As this project is near completion, we reflect on each and every individual who had a hand in bringing this center to fruition. Those dealing with mental illness will now have a place where they can seek the help needed. Our deputies will now have a place to take those suffering from a mental health crisis and get back to their beats and continue serving their community. This Crisis Center will truly be a game changer for us all.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is adding new life saving devices to their patrol cars. Through a partnership with the Jefferson County Association of Fire Departments the new resources will include Lucas Devices, which perform chest compressions during CPR. Additionally, autism kits will be added to deputy’s tool bags. The kits will have cards to help deputies effectively communicate with a non-verbal autistic person, as well as items to making things more palatable for them to deal with such as noise-canceling headphones and fidget spinners.
We love seeing our SROs truly make a difference. We’re starting the week off with good vibes and positivity. #repost from Jefferson County Schools Deputy Howard - making the connections that matter most!!💙 #schoolsafety #sro #lastdayofsummer #elementaryschoolfun #physicaleducation #fieldday
Did you know that Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is home to the first ever Victim's Assistance Unit within a law enforcement agency in Alabama? This office recognizes the need for immediate services to victims of crime and we are dedicated to being an advocate for the citizens of Jefferson County. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please call (205) 731-2815 or visit our website at jeffcosheriffal.com.
The CIT International Conference was a huge success. Our very own Sheriff Mark Pettway has been named Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award by the International Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT Law Enforcement Executive Award recognizes a Sheriff, Chief or a member of the Law Enforcement Executive Staff who actively supports the CIT program in their community. Sheriff Pettway’s recognition comes on the heels of the new mental health crisis center that he was instrumental in bringing to Jefferson County. The center, the fourth of its kind in Alabama, will serve individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders, expanding access to care more broadly than ever before. Congratulations again Sheriff Pettway!
#tbt to our Summer with the Sheriff Internship Program. Students enrolled in the program received hands-on experience on what it’s like as a deputy and a first-hand look at various departments within the sheriff’s office! Some of the areas covered were: Patrol Technology, Court Services, Criminal Corrections, School Resource Officers, Internal Affairs, and the Sheriff’s Academy. Our staff throughly enjoyed pouring into the next generation.
The JCSO SRO division is constantly training to enhance our preparedness for school safety efforts. We also strive to make certain anyone who may be involved in responding to a situation at one of our schools is prepared as well. This training not only educated law enforcement to new techniques, but it also ensured that we are well acquainted with each other.
It’s acts of kindness like this that make our deputies the absolute best. A citizen sent us this video of our very own Deputy Cooper helping a man push his car. Shortly after another citizen got off his motorcycle and start helping as well. Here’s a reminder to simply be a good person today. It really does go a long way. #actsofkindness #lawenforcement #jeffersoncountysheriffsoffice #womeninlawenforcement
If you were fortunate enough to attend events at the World Games – you may have had the opportunity to interact with many of our deputies. While many of these deputies were very visible, there were many others who were not. Deputies were in plain clothes, at entrances, loading docks, headquarters, command centers and many other locations keeping you safe. We wanted to take a moment to show you some of our people and the jobs they did during our time at the World Games 2022.
Today, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Dr. King was instrumental in orchestrating the peaceful, non-violent protests that paved the way for many other Civil Rights Activists in Birmingham. It is his example that the JCSO follows each day when we serve Jefferson County. We will continue to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community just as Dr. King would have wanted us to. . . . . . . . #jeffcosheriff #jeffersoncounty #sheriffdepartment #sheriffdeputy #deputysheriff #alabama #jeffersoncountyalabama #sheriffmarkpettway #lawenforcement #sheriffsoffice #deputies #essentialworkers #serve #mlkday #civilrightsmovement #martinlutherking
Happy New Year Jefferson County! We look forward to serving you this year. May your 2022 be safe and filled with blessings!
We can truly say 2021 was a successful year! We helped so many citizens of this county and we aren’t going to stop! 2022 will be another full year of serving you! Thank you Jefferson County for allowing us to serve you!
Join us for our Operation Merry Christmas Press Conference at 11am.
From Sheriff Mark Pettway and the entire Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office family, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. As we get closer to Christmas, remember to spend this time with family and to be thankful!
Our SWAT Team goes through every type of training you can think of to be prepared for any scenario to ensure your safety.
The holidays are approaching and scammers are using every tactic to get your money! Beware of fraudulent links and emails being sent to you. We want everyone to be safe and vigilant while shopping during this holiday season.
Happy birthday again Grayson! We’re so glad we were able yo celebrate with you. Grayson’s story is inspiring and one we can all learn from.
Join us for our Monthly First Watch Prayer Vigil Sunday September 5, 2021 at 4pm as we pray for our first responders, law enforcement agencies and more!
You heard it right! There are new upgrades underway at our JCSO Academy. Click the video to see where we are in the process.
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