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Ashland, Alabama

Ashland is a small town in central Alabama, in Clay County, and it’s also the County Seat. The population of Ashland is 2,037 people. Larry J. Fetner is the mayor of Ashland, and his office is located in City Hall.

Ashland City Hall
83183 Highway 9
Ashland, AL 36251
256-354-2121

City of Ashland Facebook Page

In 2016, there were no murders, robberies, or auto thefts in Ashland. There were 30 reported assaults, 1 reported rape, 12 reported burglaries, and 39 reported thefts. There were 21 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, as of February 2018.

Ashland, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 82 crime incidents reported in Ashland. Ashland has a crime rate of 4,154 per 100,000 persons, which is significantly higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons.

The Ashland Police Department is located on Court Square in Ashland, and the Police Chief is Joseph Stanford.

Ashland Police Department
54 Court Sq
Ashland, AL 36251
256-354-2122

The larger police department in Ashland is the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, which is located on Highway 77. The sheriff is Ray Latham, and he’s been in law enforcement for nearly 40 years. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include enforcement, communications, corrections, and office personnel.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office
41771 Hwy 77, Suite 2
Ashland, AL 36251
256-354-2176

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Clay County Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

The Clay County Detention Center is also located on the premises of the sheriff’s office. To visit an inmate, you must make an appointment the week prior by calling 256-252-4687. Visitation is held on alternate weeks for males and females, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, in one-hour increments. All visitors must be on a pre-approved list. Inmates are limited to 2 visitors at a time.
Clay County Detention Center
41771 Hwy 77, Suite 2
Ashland, AL 36251
256-354-7713

Ashland, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Requests for public records must be made through the City Clerk Administrator, Chelsey Wynn. The City Clerk is in charge of making sure that accurate records are kept of all city actions, transactions, and meetings.
Chelsey Wynn, City Clerk Administrator
Ashland City Hall
83183 Highway 9
Ashland, AL 36251
256-354-2121

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