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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
(Shelby County, Alabama, April 4, 2017)—A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®), will arrive April 10, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to continue their accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on April 11, 2017, at 6 PM. The session will be conducted at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center located at 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051. The phone number there is (205)669-8884.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (205) 670-6028 on April 11, 2017 between the hours of 3 PM and 5 PM.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of those standards is available at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The local contact is Lt. Mark Bishop at (205) 670-6157.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with 167 standards in order to gain accredited status, Sheriff John Samaniego said, “The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of Shelby County, and our involvement with CALEA ensures that we are constantly working toward nothing less than excellence.”
Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with these standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote, Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email email@example.com.
Accident on County Road 26 Update
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, as of 1:30 p.m., Shelby County deputies on scene of the accident on County Road 26 advise that both lanes are now open. Motorists are still asked to drive cautiously in this area until the accident scene has been completely cleared of debris on the shoulders of the roadway.
Update on Accident on County Road 26 Involving 18-wheeler
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, as of 12:40 p.m., Shelby County deputies on scene of the accident on County Road 26 advise that the eastbound lane is open but the westbound lane is still closed. Motorists are still asked to drive cautiously in this area until the accident scene has been cleared. We will update the Sheriff's webpage and Facebook as we get more information.
Accident on County Road 26 Involving 18-wheeler
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at approximately 11:00 am, an 18-wheeler has overturned in the 6000 block of County Road 26, between State Highway 70 and County Road 331. The 18-wheeler was reported to be overturned which will cause delays in traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution due to emergency personnel that will be at this scene and to use alternate routes until the roadway is cleared. Further details will be posted as soon as they are given.
Overnight Storm Causes Road Problems
On Friday, March 10th, overnight storms have caused damage to trees and power lines that has blocked 3 areas, causing delays. Alabama Hy 25 between Co Rd 55 and Hy 5 has Alabama Power on scene; Old Hy 280 between Mountain Crest and Oak Tree Drive may be blocked for an extended period of time while crews worked on the damage; and Westover Road at Chow Drive has the County Highway Department on scene working storm damage. Motorists are cautioned to drive slowly and expect delays in these 3 areas while crews are working.
Missing Person Alert Update/located
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is happy to report that Reva Rice has been safely located.
Missing Person Alert
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a report of a missing person. Reva Rice was reported missing on the evening of March 2, 2017. She was last seen in the area of County Road 41 and Shoal Creek. She was driving a 2011 White Nissan Sentra (Tag 5362AK3). The car is missing the passenger side mirror and has black wheels. If you have information regarding Ms. Rice’s location, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181.
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE LOCATED
For Immediate Release:
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE LOCATED
At approximately 9:00 a.m., the missing 86 year old female in the Highland Lakes Bend area has been found safe and has been transported to a nearby medical facility. Sheriff John Samaniego would like to personally thank the men and women of the Cahaba Valley Fire Department and the many neighbors that came out on such a cold and rainy day to help in this search.
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE near Highland Lakes Bend
For Immediate Release:
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE
At approximately 11:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4th, Ms. LEONA MANNINO MOODY, an 86 year old female,
5'04, 100LBS, with brown hair and brown eyes, was reported missing. She was last seen in the area of Highland Lakes Bend and was wearing pajamas that were possibly tan in color. Ms. Moody is an Alzheimer's patient and her last location was near the 1300 block of Highland Lakes Bend but, it is unknown which direction of travel she may have taken. If anyone in the public has any contact with Ms. Moody, please check on her welfare and contact the SHELBY COUNTY
SHERIFF's Office immediately at 205-669-4181.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD ROAD CLOSURES (BESSEMER) AND JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES
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Please be advised that Norfolk Southern Rail Road will be conducting work projects in Bessemer, Alabama starting Monday February 6th for approximately 2 weeks. The list of roads that will be affected are listed below including milepost. Motorists are cautioned to drive carefully in these areas while work is in progress, adjust times for travelling in these areas, and adhere to all signals and directions. Updates will be given out as they are received until work is completed.
During intermittent times between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, these roads will be closed at the crossing only and detour signage will be posted by Norfolk Southern technicians:
• DIVISION STREET in Bessemer (Jefferson County), Mile Post 34.40
• EASTERN VALLEY ROAD in Bessemer, MILE POST 33.12
• BORAL BRICK near Bessemer, MILE POST 31.90
• PRIVATE CROSSING near Bessemer, MILE POST 31.20
• LAKE DRIVE in Bessemer, MILE POST 28.41
• PRIVATE CROSSING (ASPHALT PRODUCTS) near Bessemer, MILE POST 28.09
• OFF MORGAN ROAD (PUMPING STATION) near Bessemer, MILE POST 27.80
• AVIATION ROAD near Bessemer, MILE POST 27.44
• COUNTY ROAD 277 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 22.92
• COUNTY ROAD 277 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 22.01
• COUNTY ROAD 13 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 20.30
• COUNTY ROAD 10 near Wilton (Shelby County), MILE POST 19.78