Drug Task Force / Compact 2020

The 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 Shelby County.

Mission Statement

We believe the essential elements of drug enforcement begin with education and prevention. Through community partnerships and the support of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force utilizes proactive and intelligence-led efforts to safeguard our community against the sale, distribution, and use of illegal narcotics.


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 directly supported by the Shelby County Commission, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Alabaster Police Department, Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.


The Task Force is commanded by Sheriff's Office Captain Clay Hammac and comprised of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, and the Pelham 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.

Report Tips

The Task 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.

Over the Phone

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. You may also report narcotics activity on this website through the Report Criminal Activity page. Select "Narcotics/Drug Activity" from the drop down menu when reporting. You do not have to leave a phone number unless you want to be contacted.

Online Reporting

The Task Force may be directly reached at their website. Here you will find additional information about the Task Force and many beneficial educational items related to narcotics and narcotics abuse. Their site also has a link to report drug activity.  View the Tips page to make your submission.

Med Return Drug Disposal BinFree Drug Collection

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force is proud to offer a new service to the citizens of Shelby County - anonymous prescription drug collection units. Shelby County citizens can utilize these units to safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted prescription medication.

The drug collection units were awarded to the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force by CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership™ for Drug-Free Kids as part of CVS Pharmacy's Drug Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

View a list of drop off locations through the Resource Directory.