About Us

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.

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About Us

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF) has been in existence since January 1, 2004. The need for a full-time Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Task Force was demonstrated in 2003 when the law enforcement leaders of this county came together and identified it to be a public safety issue and concern, and together they formed the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF). This cooperative effort is designed to take a county-wide approach to the narcotics problems within Shelby County. The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force currently consists of law enforcement officers from multiple agencies, an Operations Assistant, Certified Crime and Intelligence Analysts, and a prosecutor from the Shelby County District Attorney's Office. We are primarily funded through the Shelby County Commission. Our jurisdiction includes all geographical areas within the boundaries of Shelby County and throughout the entire state of Alabama. We are the lead agency for all felony drug arrests for Shelby County.

Executive Board of Directors

John Samaniego www.shelbyso.com
Shelby County Sheriff
Curtis Rigney www.cityofalabaster.com
Chief of Police, Alabaster Police Department
Pat Cheatwood www.pelhamonline.com
Chief of Police, Pelham Police Department
Matt Casey 18jc.alacourt.gov/
District Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit

Our Staff

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Commander Joe McGee
Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force
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The Drug Task Force is comprised of highly trained narcotics investigators, certified in hazardous material response, crime scene investigations, white-collar crime, organized, and electronic crime investigations. The Drug Task Force is led by Commander Joe McGee of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The Task Force Commander is the final authority on issues concerning the daily operation of the Task Force. The Task Force Commander reports directly to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the Shelby County Sheriff, or the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Board of Directors. Our narcotics investigators conduct complex criminal enterprise investigations, and complete evidence analysis of illegal narcotics, electronic evidence, and organized crime rings, as they apply to narcotics and human trafficking.