Category Archives: News

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy Session 54 graduates told they are heroes during Commencement Ceremony: Sheriff Mark Pettway announces promotions within his office

    Birmingham, Alabama- (Sept. 18) — Twenty-nine deputies from all over the State of Alabama received their APOST Certificates yesterday during a Commencement Ceremony for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy Session 54 at Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham. Twelve of the graduates will be new deputies in Jefferson County. Sheriff Mark Pettway also announced […]

JeffCo Sheriff Mark Pettway releases mobile app that will help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community

Birmingham, Alabama (Sept. 16 ) — Sheriff Mark Pettway and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office have created a new app for residents. Residents that download the app will have real time access to news, addresses of registered sex offenders, and the Jefferson County jail inmate roster. The app will allow users to apply for pistol […]

Jefferson County Deputies Investigate Shooting Incident in Fairfield

On Saturday September 14, 2019 at 7:57am Jefferson County Deputies were dispatched to investigate a shooting incident that occurred at 6625 Aaron Aronov Drive Fairfield, Al.  Deputies responded and were able to determine that a shot had been fired but no one was struck by gunfire.  Investigators found that there had been a dispute between […]

Jefferson County Sheriff Promotes 9 to Command Positions

(L) Captain John Mayes & Sheriff Mark Pettway  (R) Captain John Weatherly & Sheriff Mark Pettway   The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating the promotions of nine members of the command staff.  The Sheriff’s Office now has 4 new Deputy Chiefs and 5 new Captains.  Sheriff Pettway addressed the newly promoted staff and thanked […]

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Gardendale High School Bomb Threat

Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a 16 year old male for making a bomb threat to Gardendale High School.  Sheriff’s investigators were able to identify the caller, locate him and take him into custody.  The child has been transported to Juvenile Detention where he will be charged with making Terrorist Threats.  This incident began this morning […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Bomb Threat at Gardendale High School

On Thursday August 5, 2019 at approximately 5:00am the Sheriff’s Office was notified that a threat was made to bomb Gardendale High School.  Deputies from the School Resource Division responded with the Sheriff’s K9 unit and checked the entire school.  Sheriff’s Deputies, Gardendale Police and School Administrators are working together to make sure that the […]

Update: 3 Charged After Shooting at Deputies

  18 year old Jaheem Carlilse, 18 year old Malik Cooper and a 17 year old offender have been charged with Attempted Murder, Shooting into an occupied Vehicle and Criminal Mischief 2 following our investigation into an offense that happened on Wednesday September 4, 2019 near Arlington Avenue in Bessemer.  The men shot at deputies […]