Harpersville Police Department

MEET THE CHIEF In March of 2015, Jimmy Macon, a Tuscaloosa native and veteran with more than 20 years of service in the United State Army was tapped as the new chief of Harpersville Police Department. Macon has experience at all levels of law enforcement, and his career has taken him across the country. “I’ve done (everything from) narcotics to K-9 to investigations to patrol to traffic,” Macon said of his nearly 20 year career. Macon began his law enforcement career in 1996, working with a sheriff’s department and a municipal police department in Florida. “After I retired (from the military), I moved to Florida and became a police officer there,” Macon said. In 2013, his career took him to northern Minnesota to serve as chief of the Hawley Police Department. After 20 months in Minnesota, Macon received news that his mother had been diagnosed with dementia and he decided to return home to Alabama to care for her. He was going to quit law enforcement altogether and just take care of her, however, the opportunity with the Harpersville Police Department allowed him to continue his career. Chief Macon says he likes the small town atmosphere in Harpersville because he gets to know the people better and, more importantly, they get to know him. On a daily basis, Chief Macon can be seen in the community meeting and interacting with the citizens of Harpersville. “I’m an outdoor person…. I’m not one to be stuck in an office or anything,” Macon said. “I want to be a chief that everybody knows.” He and his family have moved to the Harpersville area so he can participate in every area of life in the town. “I want to come here and make sure we’re a safe community - that’s my number one priority,” Macon said. “I want to make Harpersville the number one city in the state of Alabama - if not the country - for its safety.” With that priority in mind, Chief Macon leads from the front - meaning that he is willing and does do anything that is required of any of his officers. Chief Macon’s number two goal is to professionalize the department. As such, he is a huge proponent of ongoing training of all the officers and has implemented a mandatory training policy. He has created a procedure manual which gives the officers the structure that they need to do their job efficiently. He has upgraded the uniforms that the officers wear to improve the look of the officers on patrol. He also has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to unprofessional conduct by any of his officers. Harpersville Police Department's photo.

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Town of Harpersville
06/23/2020

Town of Harpersville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Harpersville Police Department Update

A big thank you to Ginger Carpenter with Sun Valley Farms for the donation of the hand sanitizer to the police departmen...
06/10/2020

A big thank you to Ginger Carpenter with Sun Valley Farms for the donation of the hand sanitizer to the police department today. We are always grateful for the support our citizens show to us!!

06/03/2020

Our Harpersville Police Department family mourns the loss of our brother from the Moody Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moody officers and Sergeant Stephen Williams' family!

05/05/2020
Harpersville Police Department

Harpersville Police Department

Thanks to everyone who is being responsible, and environmentally conscious! We have a drug box in our office where old medicines can be safely disposed of. If you are doing spring cleaning and have old or unused medicines that need to be disposed of - bring them to the police department and drop them in the drug box! PLEASE no syringes, inhalers, ointments, or aerosol cans!

05/05/2020

Thanks to everyone who is being responsible, and environmentally conscious! We have a drug box in our office where old medicines can be safely disposed of. If you are doing spring cleaning and have old or unused medicines that need to be disposed of - bring them to the police department and drop them in the drug box! PLEASE no syringes, inhalers, ointments, or aerosol cans!

Don't stay in an abusive situation and expect that it will get better.
04/22/2020

Don't stay in an abusive situation and expect that it will get better.

The Shelby County Courthouse is still open to those seeking Protection from Abuse orders. A SafeHouse Advocate will contact all those who are granted a PFA to provide safety plans and referrals to other SafeHouse services.

All other SafeHouse services are still available as well. Call our 24/7 crisis hotline to learn more about our domestic violence and sexual assault response services. (205) 669-7233

#crisishotline #staysafe #pleaseshare

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04/21/2020

REMINDER:
The road work on 280 begins in the morning. Be prepared for delays!

The Troopers and local law enforcement have been asked to crack down on trailers that are operating on the highways with...
04/16/2020

The Troopers and local law enforcement have been asked to crack down on trailers that are operating on the highways without a license plate. The only trailers that are not required to have a license plate are boat trailers and farm trailers that are being used for farm business. The license plates cost less than $20 but a citation for no tag costs about $200.

And this means that a boat trailer can only be used for hauling a boat that has current boat decals on the hull of the boat!

04/16/2020

ATTENTION!!
Beginning next Wednesday, April 22 and continuing into the foreseeable future, Highway 280 - beginning at Gallups Crossroads and continuing to the Coosa River Bridge - will undergo re-paving. If you must travel 280, prepare for long delays and be sure to obey the flagmen. Police will be assisting as well when available.

Just a reminder for our citizens:  Alabama Driver's licenses can be renewed online at:https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-li...
04/01/2020
Driver License | Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Just a reminder for our citizens:
Alabama Driver's licenses can be renewed online at:
https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-license

Tags can also be renewed online at https://license.shelbyal.com/

If your pistol permit has expired in the last 30 days, they will be considered valid until further notification by the State of Alabama.

Saturday Driver License Operations Saturday Driver License Office locations and hours are as follows: LOCATION SATURDAY HOURS Birmingham 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dothan 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fairhope 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Foley 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Huntsville 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jacksonville 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mobile 7 a.m. - 3 p.m...

03/18/2020

In order to protect both the citizens and our officers, the Police Department will be making many reports over the phone rather than coming out to your house or business. We will still respond to all emergency calls, however things such as Theft of Property Reports, dog complaint reports, or other minor offenses will be handled over the phone until this crisis has past. Continue to call 911 to have an officer respond or to have them call you back to make a report.

03/17/2020

The white male who has been impersonating a police officer and stopping or attempting to stop females has been arrested! Thanks to everyone who has assisted in getting him behind bars!!

Continue to be safe out there!

03/16/2020

The Department has our 2020 calendars if you would like to come by the office and pick one up. We have about 100 left.

03/16/2020

A female has reported to the Childersburg Police Department that on 3/12/2020, she was stopped on Hwy 280 by a white male driving a Black or Dark Blue Tahoe with Blue lights on the top of it. The white male did not ask her for identification, but did ask her to step out of the vehicle. He was wearing some type of vest with a name on it that started with a Z. She did not step out of the vehicle and drove away. The vehicle did not follow her nor attempt to stop her again.

Be advised that Harpersville Police Officers will identify themselves and will ask for driver's license and insurance information. Our officers will also not ask a female to step out of a vehicle for a traffic violation. We actually prefer to have people remain in their vehicles.

If a female has a vehicle attempt to stop her, it is perfectly OK to safely drive to a well lighted and public area before stopping. She can also dial 911 and confirm the officer's location before she stops.

If anyone has any information as to who this individual might be, please be sure to contact your local police department or call 205-672-8000 or 911 to pass on the information.

Harpersville is growing!  Farmingdale Estates will be hosting the Grand Opening of the newest addition on March 17 from ...
03/11/2020

Harpersville is growing! Farmingdale Estates will be hosting the Grand Opening of the newest addition on March 17 from noon until 2 pm.

02/10/2020

Please be careful out on the roadways this evening. All roads are treacherous but especially Hwy 25 in front of Big Mans Restaurant and Morris Shea Bridge and Hwy 62 at 280 around Dollar General!
DON’TDRIVE OUT INTO WATER AS YOU CAN’T TELL HOW DEEP IT IS!!

This ministry helps a lot of people in this community with food when they really need it. If you can give please do!!
02/03/2020

This ministry helps a lot of people in this community with food when they really need it. If you can give please do!!

01/14/2020

C A U T I O N!!
Please be aware that all roads in the area are slick and many have standing water on them! Use caution to avoid hydroplaning. Do not drive off into what appears to be deep water!

01/11/2020

Hey 76/Klein Road is back open!

01/11/2020

Hwy 76/Klein Road is closed until further notice due to downed power lines and trees. Avoid this area until further notice.

12/07/2019

Another Alabama police officer has been killed in the line of duty - this time from Huntsville PD. Our prayers are with the family of the fallen officer and the entire Huntsville Police Department.

11/09/2019

We hope to see y’all tomorrow at Harpersville Day!!

10/29/2019

Come visit us on Halloween between 5 and 8. We will have candy and the kids can get in the police cars to check out the lights and sirens!

10/25/2019

TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKEBACK DAY!!

Many people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. YOU can make a difference by properly disposing of your unused medications.

Our department will be available for you to drop off your unused or out of date medications. Please call the number of the door of the police department if you come and no one is in the office!

09/17/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with our fallen brother’s family and the entire Tuscaloosa Police Department.

08/30/2019

We would like to remind motorists of three traffic laws effective Sunday, Sept. 1.

Legislators during the 2019 session increased fines for Move Over law violations, added seat-belt requirement for all occupants of a motor vehicle and strengthened what now is called the Anti-Road Rage law. Here are details on each:

Move Over: Act 2019-520, HB290, increases the fine associated with a violation of the Alabama Move Over Act as follows: (1) $100 for a first violation; (2) $150 for a second violation; and (3) $200 for a third or subsequent violation. (Until Saturday, Aug. 31, fines are $25 for first violation, $50 for second violation, $100 for third or subsequent violation.)

Seat Belts: Act 2019-386, SB254, (1) requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to use seat belts; and (2) provides a violation by any person other than a front seat occupant is a secondary violation, and the issuance of a citation or arrest warrant for the violation may only result from a lawful stop of the vehicle based on probable cause of another violation of law.

Anti-Road Rage: Act 2019-515, HB212, is the Anti-Road Rage Act and provides: (1) a vehicle may not travel in the left lane of an interstate highway for more than 1.5 consecutive miles unless the vehicle completely passes at least one other vehicle, unless doing so is necessary due to: traffic conditions; inclement weather, obstructions, or hazards; compliance with a law, rule, ordinance or traffic control device; exiting a roadway to the left; paying a toll or user fee at a toll collection facility; operation of an authorized emergency vehicle in the course of duty; or operation of a vehicle in the course of highway maintenance or construction or through a construction zone; and (2) law enforcement may issue only a warning citation for a violation for 60 days following the effective date of the act.

08/13/2019
SafeHouse of Shelby County

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

With only 5 days to go, we are more excited than ever for the Moonlight Masquerade. Enjoy a night of music, dancing, food and inspiring stories from survivors. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of SafeHouse!

Seating is limited:
https://moonlightmasquerade2019.swell.gives

#UnMaskingDomesticViolence #30DaysUntil30Years

SafeHouse of Shelby County
07/20/2019
SafeHouse of Shelby County

SafeHouse of Shelby County

We are so thankful for this funding! Thank-you for your support Governor Ivey!

07/18/2019

From all of us at Harpersville PD - our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters at Birmingham P D - especially our brother who was shot earlier this evening!

Share this with all of your cattle farmers!
06/06/2019

Share this with all of your cattle farmers!

Congratulations to our own Joseph Bain and his beautiful bride on their wedding day today!
05/26/2019

Congratulations to our own Joseph Bain and his beautiful bride on their wedding day today!

05/10/2019

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is reminding Alabamians of the open burning ban going into effect for 12 counties.

The ban, which is designed to protect air quality, is effective from May through October and includes Baldwin, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, and Talladega counties.

The ban is in effect each year for the warmer months to combat the formation of ground-level ozone and the generation of fine particulate matter. Prohibiting the open burning of wood, tree trimmings, brush, and debris generated by land clearing and construction/demolition activities is an effective way to reduce the formation of ground-level ozone, which is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides react in the presence of heat and sunlight. Fine particulate matter is found in the smoke from the open burning of vegetation and wood.

Though beneficial in the upper atmosphere, ozone is a respiratory irritant when found at ground level. In addition, fine particulate matter can travel deep into the lungs and cause respiratory distress.

According to ADEM Director Trey Glenn, “The burn ban is one of many tools that the Department utilizes to maintain air quality in Alabama. ADEM administers a wide-range of environmental programs under the federal Clean Air Act and is continuously working to ensure that all Alabama citizens have clean air to breath.”

In lieu of open burning, the Department suggests composting yard waste and using leaves, straw, and
grass clippings for mulch. In addition to providing air quality benefits, utilizing mulch in flower beds and
gardens will also support efforts to conserve water resources.

05/07/2019

If any ladies are interested in taking a self defense course, call the Police Department to learn more. Our number is 205-672-8000.

04/28/2019

If you missed dropping off your old prescriptions, the Police Department has a permanent box. Come by between 9 - 5 weekdays and drop them into the box inside the lobby.

Address

34 Town Hall Ln
Harpersville, AL
35078

General information

Harpersville Police Department is a 17 member department consisting of 5 full time sworn officers and 12 part time officers. The department polices a town of approximately 1,980 residents and covers an area of approximately 15.9 square miles. Chief Jimmy Macon joined the department in March of 2015 with the goal of professionalizing the department and ensuring that - through training and improved accountability - the department truly serves and protects all the citizens of Harpersville. He leads from the front and is often seen out in the community promoting his concept of police/community involvement. The department wants and needs the assistance of every citizen in order to make the city a safe place for everyone. If a citizen has information about criminal activity or simply wants to encourage the department, please private message from this page. Input from the community is vital to ensure that the community is safe. The goal is for the citizens and the police department to work together as a cohesive entity. This page will be a place for community updates about criminal activities, road closings, safety tips, and other informative information for the community.

Telephone

(205) 672-8000

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