Decatur, Alabama

Decatur is a city in northern Alabama, in both Morgan and Limestone Counties. The County Seat of Morgan County is Decatur, and the County Seat of Limestone County is Athens. Tab Bowling is the mayor of Decatur, and City Hall is located on Lee Street. The population of Decatur is 55,683 people.

City of Decatur
City Hall
402 Lee St NE
Decatur, AL 35601
256-341-4500

City of Decatur Facebook Page

Tab Bowling
256-341-4502
tbowling@decatur-al.gov

In the year 2016, there were 5 reported murders, 9 reported rapes, and 43 reported robberies in Decatur. There were 97 reported assaults, 526 reported burglaries, 1,918 reported thefts, and 156 reported auto thefts in the city. This gave Decatur a crime index of 317.0, a little above the United States national crime index of 280.5. There were 55 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, as of March 2018.

Decatur, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were a total of 2,754 reported crimes in Decatur in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 4,973 per 100,000 persons, which is significantly higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 1000,000 persons, and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Decatur.

The Decatur Police Department is also located on Lee Street, and the Chief of Police is Nate Allen. Divisions within the police department include professional standards, operations, criminal investigations, management, and the traffic division. The police department employs approximately 130 police officers.

Decatur Police Department
402 Lee St NE
Decatur, AL 35601
256-341-4600

Decatur Police Department Facebook Page

Nate Allen, Chief of Police
256-341-4602
nallen@decatur-al.gov

The inmates are housed by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, which is led by Sheriff Ana W. Franklin. The sheriff’s office is located in Decatur, and the Morgan County Jail is at the same location as the sheriff’s office.

Visitation for inmates is held Monday-Friday from 8-10:45 am and 12-3:45 pm, Saturday from 8-10:45 am and 12-2:15 pm, and Sunday from 9-10:45 am and 12-3:45 pm. Inmates are allowed 3 visits per week. Visitation is on a first come, first served basis.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department
119 Lee Street, North
Decatur, AL 35601
256-351-4800

Morgan County Jail
119 Lee Street, North
Decatur, AL 35601
256-351-4825

Decatur, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests should be submitted through the City Clerk, Sally A. Gilley. It is the City Clerk’s duty to ensure accurate records are kept of all city and election actions.

Sally A. Gilley, City Clerk
402 Lee St NE
Decatur, AL 35601
256-341-4500
sgilley@decatur-al.gov