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A Message from Chief Larry Palmer​

On behalf of the men and women of the Pelham Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our Department. I hope you find the information you need, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance or would like to speak to one of the members of our Department.

It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Pelham and represent the men and women of this Department. Our employees are dedicated to service and partnering with our community to maintain a safe environment with a high quality of life. By working together with our residents, business owners, and other city departments, we have created a safe environment in which to live, work, and play.

Police Department News
10 Steps to Avoid Being Scammed

April 20, 2018 - Suspected fraud is reported to us often, but it seems like spring is an especially prevalent time of year for scams. 

Criminals are always updating their playbooks, but sometimes, they rely on the "oldies." Why? Because people still fall for them. We're talking the Alabama Power scam, the IRS scam, the jury duty scam, and sweepstakes scams.

That's why it's important for you to arm yourself with knowledge. If you follow these 10 simple steps, you can easily avoid becoming a victim.

PPD Celebrates Dispatcher Appreciation Week

April 9, 2018 - This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation week, also known as Dispatcher Appreciation Week. Right now, we want to say a special thank you to the men and women who keep our dispatch center operating 24 hours a day.

These folks are the ones behind the scenes who answer your 911 call when you need help. They are a calm voice in that moment of need. They get you the help you need by relaying important information to our officers, firefighters and fire medics in the field. 

Our dispatchers have a lot of other responsibilities, too. They answer most of the incoming calls to the police department and get you to the correct officer when you have a question. They also assist you when you come to the police department to speak to an officer in person or to file a report.

Telecommunicators Week began in California in 1981. Ten years later, Congress designated the second full week of each April as a time to remember the critical role that dispatchers play in keeping us all safe.

Dispatchers are often overlooked, but make no mistake: they play a vital role in public safety and emergency services. We’ll be highlighting our dispatchers throughout the week for the job they do. We hope you’ll join us in saying thank you, as well!

PPD is Hiring: Dispatcher 

March 2, 2018 - The City of Pelham will be accepting applications for employment and entrance testing for a full time positio

n of Dispatcher in the Police Department. 

This is skilled communications work, receiving various requests for assistance, determining appropriate needs and dispatching emergency responders to scene. The dispatch center works three 8 hour shifts and is a 24/7 operation center for police and fire, along with 911 calls. 

Salary Range: $37,555 to $52,307 annually - based on qualifications and experience. The city also offers an excellent benefit package. 

Applicants must pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.
  Applications must be submitted online. Click HERE to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.

'Tis the Season for Scams

December 14, 2017 - Crooks devise clever schemes all the time, and their one and only goal is to scam you out of money. They add new twists and will try to pressure you to make important decisions on the spot.

Several scams have been reported to us recently. We want to remind you to be vigilant, so you don't become a victim.

-If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
-Never provide your personal information, such as bank account info or your social security number
-Don't send money to someone you've never met face-to-face

Those are just a few things to keep in mind.

If you ever feel uncomfortable or threatened, do not hesitate to call us and make a report. We're available 24/7.

Advance Registration Open for Polar Plunge

December 6, 2017 - The Pelham Police Department is proud to host the 8th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics January 13, 2018 at Oak Mountain State Park. All proceeds from the event go to the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Alabama.

Advance registration is open now for individuals and teams. The cost to take the plunge as an individual is $35. Four people can register to plunge as a team for $120.

A costume contest is held just before the Polar Plunge each year. The entry fee for that is $5.

High school students can take the plunge at a discounted rate of $25. This year, we’ve taken it a step further and have created a friendly competition among area high schools. The school that raises the most money for Special Olympics will win a free pep rally from iHeart Radio.

The cost of registration increases the day of the event.

Registration can be completed online via this linkOne may also download this form and register with a check. Instructions are on the brochure. Click here to download the high school brochure.

Prevent Package Theft this Holiday Season

November 21, 2017 - It's the most wonderful time of the year - until your package gets stolen from your car or doorstep. 

If you are purchasing gifts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, please consider the following tips that will help you avoid becoming a victim of package theft. 

-Do not leave anything in your car when you are shopping. Car prowlers target parking lots on Black Friday and all throughout the holiday season in anticipation of busy shoppers leaving packages in their cars while shopping. 

-If you are having your purchases shipped to your house, sign up for delivery alerts from the shipper. If you aren't home during delivery, message a neighbor to have them take the package back to their place until you get home. 

-Leave instructions to have the delivery person drop the package at your back door or by the garage. 

-If possible, require a signature for all your deliveries. If there's no one home to sign for the package, it won't be left at your home. 

-Be neighborly. If you see a package sitting on a neighbor's doorstep, reach out and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home. 

-Consider installing surveillance cameras around your home, especially at the front door. 

-Keep your car and house doors locked at all times.

PPD Promotes No Shave November

November 1, 2017 - Our officers may look a little scruffy in the coming days and weeks, but it is for a good cause.

Pelham Police Officers are raising money and awareness for The Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation in Shelby County. It's a non-profit organization that helps take care of families with a terminally ill child. That support takes on many forms, from financial assistance to performing daily tasks such as yard work or cleaning. Time is precious, and no family facing the thought of losing a child should have to worry about anything but making memories.

Donating is simple. Use this link and choose “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund.” A list of of available options will appear in a drop-down menu. You'll want to select Pelham Police Department.

If you'd rather donate via check, we'll be happy to come pick it up. You can also drop it off at police headquarters. Just contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Ainsley Allison, at

All donations are 100% tax-deductible. We want to thank you in advance for your support!

PPD Partners with Nextdoor

June 20, 2017 - The Pelham Police Department is proud to announce its partnership with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods.

Nextdoor is free for the residents and the city. Each Pelham neighborhood has its own private website, accessible only to residents who live in that neighborhood. The Pelham Police Department will be able to post important information, such as crime alerts, to Nextdoor sites within the city.

It also allows members of the community to report criminal activity and other concerns directly to the police department.  It should not, however, be used in the event of an emergency.

“Nextdoor will help create a stronger and safer community that we call home, and we look forward to building relationships with the people we serve and protect,” said Chief Larry Palmer.

It’s important to note, our agency will not be able to access the residents’ websites, contact information, or content. 

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit Nextdoor and enter their address. If Nextdoor is available in their area, they can immediately sign up. If a Nextdoor website has not yet been established in their area, residents are invited to apply to bring Nextdoor to their neighborhood.

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