Support Services Division
The Support Services Division is comprised of corrections, training, procurement, animal control, and support services technicians.
The Orange Beach City Jail is a self-contained thirty-one-bed facility designed to hold misdemeanor prisoners for up to one year. Corrections is responsible for processing, caring for, and housing people arrested or sentenced by the court system. Bonding and other information may be obtained by calling 251-981-9777 and you will be transferred to a corrections officer.
Visitation is on Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm. Visitors will need to bring a picture ID. Children will be admitted with an adult only. We have a limited visiting area so please try to be flexible. To reduce your wait time, please call 251-981-9777. If you have a special need or handicap, please call in advance so we can make arrangements for you.
Inmates are allowed to use the collect call phones in the cellblock as spelled out in the inmate rules. We do not take messages for inmates except in the case of an emergency. The company currently providing our inmate phone service has a number of services they provide to make it easier for you to use the phone service. The services are as follows: Advance Connect (prepaid collect), Direct Connect (a direct bill option), and Collect Connect (charges are billed through your local phone company). To set up phone services, visit the NCIC website or call 800-943-2189.
Orange Beach Corrections (Inmate Name)
P.O. Box 1039 Orange Beach, Alabama 36561
Inmates will be permitted to have only the following personal items in the housing units (dayrooms, cells):
- Issued shoes or slippers (no shoe laces) - provided by Corrections
- Underwear and socks (4 pairs each)
- Personal hygiene items (approved by the nurse) - All others are provided by Corrections
- Corrections issued clothing and items
- Personal jewelry is not permitted
- Personal correspondence items (loose leaf paper, stamps, and envelopes)
- Limited amount of bound periodicals/books (no newspapers) - 1 plus religious book (Bible, etc)
All court-related questions may be addressed to the Municipal Court by writing to P.O. Box 529, Orange Beach, Alabama 3656,1 or by phone at 251-981-2444. The court goes over the commitment order with each inmate detailing sentencing and fines.
- Auto Medic: 251-986-9968
- Gulf Shores Towing: 251-968-7939
- Hub City Towing: 251-960-5551
- Island Towing: 251-752-1155
- Mc Adams Towing: 251-206-0049
- A+ Bail Bonds - 251-989-6732 or 251-747-1640
- Action Bonding - 251-580-3222
- Adam's Bail Bonds - 251-487-6553
- 1A Bail Bonds - 251-967-2245
- South Coast Bail Bonds -251-978-BOND (2663)
Attention: A bondsman should only charge a percentage of the bond; a bondsman should not charge the full amount plus their fee. The full amount may be paid to the court, as a cash bond, to be held until the case is disposed of.
Orange Beach Corrections provides fingerprinting - by appointment only - for Orange Beach citizens for background checks, city permits, and business licensing. For further information and to schedule an appointment, email Orange Beach Corrections. Please provide your name and contact information in the email.
The Orange Beach Police Department's Training Unit offers continuing education to law enforcement and to the citizens of Orange Beach. The training unit provides law enforcement with the latest tactical and academic information available with the goal of maximizing their potential and allowing them to be the best-prepared professionals possible. The Mental Health Conference held yearly builds a relationship between law enforcement and mental health professionals.
The Orange Beach Police Department allows its citizens to get involved with programs such as the Citizen's Police Academy, which is an 8-week program that gives citizens and police officers the opportunity to create an open line of communication and gives the citizens an understanding of the police department's operation, our popular women's firearms course, which is designed to educate them in the areas of firearm safety, handling, and use of the firearm, to our Run, Hide, Fight training, which teaches the community how to react to an active shooter incident.
In partnering with outside law enforcement agencies and professionals across the nation, it is our goal to make Orange Beach a premier training destination.
Anyone interested in attending any of the training available or hosting a training course, please email Sergeant Joey Brown or contact 251-923-5805 (Office).
Orange Beach Animal Control Officers (ACOs) are primarily responsible for enforcing Orange Beach ordinances and Alabama state laws concerning animals. ACOs are authorized to impound animals and issue citations for violations of these statutes within the police jurisdiction. They respond to a multitude of calls and complaints including animal cruelty and neglect, nuisance animals, injured animals, vicious animals, animal attacks, dog bites, dogs on the beach, and dogs at large.
- Local ordinances about animals: Orange Beach Code of Ordinances/Chapter 10
- Alabama state laws regarding dogs: Code of Alabama Consolidated Dog Laws
- Alabama animal cruelty laws: Code of Alabama Animal Cruelty Laws
On September 7, 2017, the Orange Beach City Council fully endorsed Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) as the method of stabilizing and controlling our stray and feral cat population. ACOs serve in an advisory and coordination capacity for this project. The primary operational arm of this project is the Safe Harbor Animal Coalition, which absorbed the former non-profit volunteer organization Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program. For more information, visit Safe Harbor's website.
Orange Beach Coastal Resources is the primary responder for wildlife calls. ACOs generally do not respond to complaints about wildlife unless it is an emergency or if Coastal Resources is unavailable to respond. Visit the Coastal Resources page for additional information.
Support Services Technicians (SST) perform public safety tasks in support of daily police department operations as non-sworn employees of the Orange Beach Police Department. This includes but is not limited to taxi inspections, enforcing parking codes, traffic control duties, or any other task that does not require a sworn officer to handle. The goal of SSTs is to free up police officers from basic, but necessary, tasks so that police officers can be available for other calls for service. The work is generally performed under the supervision of the on-duty patrol supervisor. They are required to document, record, and report on activities as required by the department.