Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force officially began
operations in January of 2004. Prior to that, local law enforcement
agencies within Shelby County responded individually to the
threat of illegal narcotics, within their individual jurisdictions.
Law enforcement leaders within Shelby County wanted to take
a more proactive approach toward the illegal drug problem
and together formed the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task
Force (Task Force). This cooperative effort is designed to
take a county-wide approach to the narcotics problems within
The mission of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force
is to create an environment free of illegal drugs within Shelby
County and its communities, schools and places of work.
Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force hopes to eliminate
illegal narcotics from Shelby County, Alabama, by investigating
complaints of illegal narcotics activity, by arresting illegal
narcotic offenders, by aiding in the criminal prosecution
of illegal narcotics offenders, by seizing and destroying
illegal narcotics and the equipment used to manufacture illegal
narcotics, through educational programs presented to civic
organizations and our local schools, and by promoting a drug
free environment through the personal lives of its members.
The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force
is a multi-jurisdictional county-wide Task Force whose mission
is to reduce the availability of illegal and illicit drugs
within Shelby County. We accomplish this through investigating
illegal narcotics activity, arresting illegal narcotics offenders
and assisting with the criminal prosecution of the offenders
we arrest. The Task Force is federally funded through the
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and directly
supported by the Shelby County Commission, Shelby County Sheriff’s
Office, Alabaster Police Department, Montevallo Police Department
and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.
The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement
officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the
Alabaster Police Department and the Montevallo police Department.
Every Investigator assigned to the Task Force receives specialized
training in the general areas of narcotics investigations.
The Task Force also assists other law enforcement agencies
with sensitive investigations that require specialized equipment
and technical expertise. In addition, the Task Force works
closely with all federal law enforcement agencies.
Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force is located at:
54 Kelley Lane, Suite 2
Columbiana, Alabama 35051.
Force welcomes information from the public regarding the sale
of, possession of, manufacture of or use of illegal narcotics.
The Task Force also investigates the diversion of and illegal
use of prescription medications. To report narcotics related
tips and information, or to speak with a Task Force member,
you may contact us at (205) 670-0436. You
do not have to divulge your identity and the information you
provide will remain confidential