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Ashford, Alabama

Ashford is a small town in southeastern Alabama, in Houston County. The population of Ashford is 2,148 people. Dothan is the County Seat of Houston County. The mayor of Ashford is Jonathan E. Grecu, whose office is in City Hall, located on North Broadway Street.

City Hall
City of Ashford
525 N. Broadway Street
Ashford, AL 36312
334-899-3366

Jonathan E. Grecu, Mayor
ashfordmayor@gmail.com

For the year 2016, there were no murders, rapes, or robberies in Ashford. There were 3 reported assaults and 5 reported burglaries. There were 25 reports of thefts and 2 reports of auto thefts for 2016. This gives Ashford a crime index of 97.6, which is far lower than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of February 2018, there are 15 registered sex offenders living in Ashford.

Ashford, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 35 reported crimes in Ashford, which gives the town a crime rate of 1,620 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly lower than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,937 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Ashford.

The Ashford Police Department is also located on North Broadway Street, and the Police Chief is Quinton Vann. The police department employs approximately 6 police officers.

Ashford Police Department
525 N. Broadway Street
Ashford, AL 36312
334-889-1200

The larger police department in the area is the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Dothan. The Sheriff is Donald Valenza. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the civil division, command staff, communications, courthouse security, criminal investigations, field operations, drug investigations, and the jail.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office
144 N. Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36303
334-667-4888

The Houston County Jail is located on East Main Street in Dothan, and is headed by Captain Keith Reed. On any given day, there are nearly 300 inmates at the jail. Face-to-face visitation with inmates is allowed, as are video and telephone visits. There is a fee for video visits. Inmates who want to receive visitors must complete a visitors list, which can only be updated twice a year. Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visit per designated weekend, with a maximum of 2 visitors per visit. Visitation days and times are determined by the sex and location of the inmate.

Houston County Jail
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36303
334-712-0762

Ashford, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Requests for public records should be submitted to Ashford’s City Clerk, Amy Brunson. The City Clerk maintains information about public records, council meetings, and business licenses.

Amy Brunson, City Clerk
City Hall
City of Ashford
525 N. Broadway Street
Ashford, AL 36312
334-889-3366 ext. 114
ashfordclerk@graceba.net

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