Athens, Alabama

Athens, Alabama is a small city in the northern part of the state, in Limestone County, and it has a population of 21,897 people. Athens is also the County Seat of Limestone County, and the mayor of Athens is Ronnie Marks. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on Hobbs Street.

Athens City Hall
200 Hobbs Street West
Athens, AL 35611

City of Athens Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there was 1 murder and 1 rape in Athens, but no reported assaults. There were 16 reported robberies, 90 reported burglaries, 538 reported thefts, and 8 reported auto thefts. This gives Athens a crime index of 140.8, far below the United States crime index of 273.1. As of February 2018, there were 129 registered sex offenders living in Athens.

Athens, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 654 reported crimes in Athens, which gives the city a crime rate of 2,554 per 100,000 persons. For comparison, that is lower than both 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. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Athens.

The Police Department in Athens is also located on Hobbs Street, and the Chief of Police is Floyd Johnson. The Police Department employs 48 sworn officers, 8 dispatchers, and almost 20 reserve officers.

Athens Police Department
951 East Hobbs Street
Athens, AL 35611

The larger police department in the area is the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, located in Athens. The sheriff is Mike Blakely, who has served as sheriff since 1983. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include office support and administration, patrol, animal control, court security, detention services, dispatch, information technology, investigations, reserves, school resource officers, and special response teams. The Detention Services Captain is Vanessa Rich.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
101 West Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Mike Blakely, Sheriff

Vanessa Rich, Detention Services Captain

Athens, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be made through the City Clerk of Athens, who is Annette Barnes. The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining the city and financial records.

Annette Barnes, City Clerk
Athens City Hall
200 Hobbs Street West
Athens, AL 35611