Anniston, Alabama

Anniston is a city in Alabama, located in Central Alabama, in Calhoun County. Anniston is also the County Seat of Calhoun County. The population of Anniston is 23,106 people. The mayor is Jack Draper. The City Manager of Anniston is Steven D. Folks. Both offices are located in City Hall.

Anniston City Hall
4309 McClellan Boulevard
Anniston, Alabama 36201
256-236-3422

City of Anniston Facebook Page

Jack Draper, Mayor
256-231-7691
jdraper@annistonal.gov

Steven D. Folks, City Manager
256-236-3422
citymanager@annistonal.gov

In 2016, there were 7 murders, 39 rapes, and 87 robberies reported in Anniston. There were 602 assaults reported and 712 burglaries reported. There were 888 reports of thefts and 112 reports of auto thefts. This gives Anniston a crime index of 1288.1, which is about 4 ½ times the United States crime index of 280.5. As of February 2018, there were 151 registered sex offenders living in Anniston.

Anniston, Alabama – Police Department and Crime Statistics

For 2016, there were 2,447 reported crimes in Anniston, resulting in a crime rate of 11,020 per 100,000 persons. This is more than three times higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and more than four times higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,387 per 100,000 persons. Burglaries, thefts, and property crime were the most commonly reported crimes in Anniston.

The Anniston Police Department is located on West 13th Street, and the Chief of Police is Nick Bowles. Divisions within the police department include the uniform division, the administrative division, the investigative division, training and inspections, and sex offenders.

Anniston Police Department
174 West 13th Street
Anniston, AL 36201
256-238-1800

Anniston Police Department Facebook Page

The area is also served by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, which is also located in Anniston. The sheriff is Matthew Wade, who has been serving as sheriff since 2016. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, court services, corrections, administration, communications, reserves, Emergency Services Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and resource officers.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201
256-236-6600

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Calhoun County Jail is also located on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and the Jail Administrator is Eric Starr. The jail typically has more than 400 inmates daily. Visitation with inmates must be scheduled in advance, and all visitors must be on the inmate’s visitor list. Only authorized immediate family members can visit inmates. Visits can be scheduled by calling the number 256-241-8032.

Calhoun County Jail
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201
256-236-5561

Captain Eric Starr, Jail Administrator
256-241-8032
estarr@calcoso.org

Outstanding warrants for Calhoun County can be viewed online.

Calhoun County’s Most Wanted fugitives can also be viewed online.

Anniston, Alabama – Open Records Requests

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

Alan Atkinson, City Clerk
P.O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202-2168
256-231-7710
aatkinson@annistonal.gov

The form to submit requests for records can be found online.