We have developed this website to give you a glimpse of the Sheriff’s Office and to provide you with information that you, the general public, may be interested in. This is a work in progress.
We invite you to browse this site and discover the history of the Sheriff’s Office; learn how to apply for employment; learn how to apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit; read the description of the legal guidelines, duties, and responsibilities of a sheriff’s office and much more.
The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide the best possible law enforcement for the county. We have 25 deputies whose responsibilities include patrolling the county, answering all types of calls, serving papers, and providing security at the courthouse and in the courtrooms, among other things. We have 3 investigators who do follow-up on crimes committed and reports that have been filed. The Colbert County Jail has a total of 9 dispatchers whose job it is to receive and route calls as needed. Each 8-hour shift usually has 2 dispatchers answering calls. There are a total of 9 jailers who patrol the hallways upstairs where inmates are housed. During each 8-hour shift there are 2 jailers on duty to oversee approximately 100 prisoners. There is a cook also on staff to prepare meals for the inmates.
Our office staff includes in addition to me, a Chief Deputy, an Assistant Chief Deputy (Jail Administrator), Chief Clerk, Civil Clerk and Criminal Clerk. We handle all walk-ins and phone calls that are received daily as well as all legal papers that come down from the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.
If we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call on us.
Sheriff Ronnie May