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Andalusia, Alabama

Andalusia is a small city in Covington County, Alabama, in southern Alabama. Andalusia is also the County Seat of Covington County. The mayor of Andalusia is Earl V. Johnson, and his office is located in City Hall, on East Three Notch Street. The population of the city is 9,015 people.

Andalusia City Hall
505 East Three Notch Street
Andalusia, AL 36420
334-222-3312

Earl V. Johnson, Mayor
334-222-3313

In 2016, there was 1 murder in Andalusia, and there were also 6 rapes and 6 robberies. There were 71 reported assaults and 64 reported burglaries. There were 397 reports of thefts and 16 reports of auto thefts. The crime index for Andalusia for 2016 489.9, far above the United States national crime index of 285.8. There are 66 registered sex offenders living in Andalusia, as of February 2018.

Andalusia, Alabama – Police Department and Crime Statistics

For 2016, there were 561 reported crimes in Andalusia, resulting in a crime rate of 6,185 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,387 per 100,000 persons. Theft and property crimes are the most reported incidents in Andalusia.

The Andalusia Police Department includes 30 police officers, and the Chief of Police is Paul Hudson. The police department is located on Opp Avenue. Divisions within the police department include patrol, investigations, communications, administration, animal control, school resource officers, and chaplains.

Andalusia Police Department
102 Opp Avenue
Andalusia, AL 36420
334-222-1155

Andalusia Police Department Facebook Page

Paul Hudson, Chief of Police
paul.hudson@andalusiapolice.com

The larger police department in the area is the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Andalusia, and the sheriff is Dennis Meeks. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include investigations, the jail, and courthouse security. The Covington County Jail is on the same premises as the sheriff’s office, and the Jail Administrator is Alan Syler.

Covington County Sheriff’s Office
290 Hillcrest Drive
Andalusia, AL 36420
334-428-2640

Sheriff Dennis Meeks
dennis.meeks@alacop.gov

Alan Syler, Jail Administrator
alan.syler@covcounty.com

Andalusia, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Andalusia City Clerk, who is John Thompson. The City Clerk is in charge of keeping all official records and also supervises the administrative department.

John Thompson, City Clerk
Andalusia City Hall
505 East Three Notch Street
Andalusia, AL 36420
334-222-3313

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