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Arab, Alabama

Arab is a small city in northern Alabama, in both Marshall and Cullman Counties, and it has a population of 8,050 residents. The County Seat of Marshall County is Guntersville, and the County Seat of Cullman County is Cullman. The mayor of Arab is Bob Joslin, and his office is in City Hall, which is located on North Main Street.

Arab City Hall
740 North Main Street,
Arab, AL 35016
256-586-3544

City of Arab Facebook Page

Bob Joslin, Mayor
bjoslin@arabcity.org
256-586-8128

In 2016, there were 11 rapes, 1 murder, and 3 robberies reported in Arab. There were 55 reported assaults and 113 reported burglaries. There were 366 reports of thefts and 32 reports of auto thefts. This resulted in a crime index for Arab of 573.7, which is approximately twice as high as the United States national crime index of 276.0. There were 33 registered sex offenders living in Arab, as of February 2018.

Arab, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 518 reported crimes in Arab, resulting in a crime rate of 6,971 per 100,000 persons. That’s more than twice the rate of the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480, and it’s significantly higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,837. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Arab.

The Arab Police Department is also located on Main Street, and the Chief of Police is Ed Ralston. This police department has approximately 40 employees, including both sworn officers and staff. Divisions of the department include patrol, investigations, warrants, jail, school resource officers, and animal control.

Arab Police Department
740 North Main Street,
Arab, AL 35016
256-586-7525

Arab Police Department Facebook Page

Ed Ralston, Chief of Police
eralston814@gmail.com

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Scott Walls. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Guntersville, and department divisions include patrol, investigations, aviation, civil process, court, prisoner transport, communications, and the county jail. There is a jail on the premises, which houses approximately 200 inmates.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-582-2034

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is the the other large police department in the area, and the sheriff is Matt Gentry. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include command staff, patrol deputies, school resource officers, investigations, courthouse security, administration, the detention center and dispatch.

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office
1910 Beech Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055
256-734-0342

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Sheriff Matt Gentry
cullmansheriff@cullmansheriff.org

The Cullman County Detention Center is a 326-bed facility, located next to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Floyd Lee is the Warden. The detention center also employs a number of deputies, correction officers, and clerks.

Cullman County Detention Center
1900 Beech Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055
256-735-2400

Captain Floyd Lee, Warden
cullmansheriff@cullmansheriff.org

Arab, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests should be made to the City Clerk of Arab, Tony Willis. It’s the responsibility of the City Clerk to ensure that accurate records are kept.

Tony Willis
twillis@arabcity.org
Arab City Hall
740 North Main Street,
Arab, AL 35016
256-586-3544

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