The Sheriff’s Office here is responsible for all law enforcement service provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in the Bessemer Cut-off Division. These services include patrol, criminal investigations, vice and narcotics unit, pistol licenses and court services.

The Jail has a capacity of 202 inmates. An addition to the jail has been completed and will increase the capacity to 400 inmates.

On April 26th, 2010, Sheriff Mike Hale appointed Captain Paul Logan to the position of Major and Assistant Sheriff in the Bessemer Cut-Off.

Assistant Sheriff Logan is the former head of Vice and Narcotics in the Birmingham Division and grew up in Hueytown, Alabama.

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Photo of the 1941 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office – Bessemer Division
Sheriff Holt McDowell