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Attalla, Alabama

Attalla is a small city in central Alabama, located within Etowah County. Attalla has a population of 6,048 residents, and the mayor is Larry Means. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on 4th Street. The County Seat of Etowah County is Gadsden.

Attalla City Hall
612 4th Street NW
Attalla, AL 35954
256-538-9986

City of Attalla Facebook Page

In 2016, there were no murders, robberies, or auto thefts in Attalla. There were 18 reported assaults, 1 reported rape, 29 reported burglaries, and 92 reported thefts. This gives Attalla a crime index of 172.2, which is significantly lower than the United States national crime index of 288.1. There were 38 registered sex offenders living in Attalla, as of February 2018.

Attalla, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

For the year 2016, there were 140 reported crimes in Attalla, which gives the city a crime rate of 2,385 per 100,000 persons. This 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.

The Police Department in Attalla is located on 6th Avenue, and the Police Chief is Dennis Walker.

Attalla Police Department
302 6th Ave NW
Attalla, AL 35954
256-538-7837

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, and it’s located in Gadsden. The sheriff is Todd Entrekin. The sheriff’s office is divided into divisions, including detention, administration, enforcement, investigations, special units, and drug enforcement. There are approximately 38 deputies employed by the sheriff’s office.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-2825

Todd Entrekin, Sheriff
tentrekin@etowahcounty.org

The detention center is also located on the premises with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chief Deputy of Detention is Scott Hassell. Visitation with inmates is from Sunday through Wednesday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. All visitation is by video, and inmates may only have one visit per day, with a maximum of 2 visits per week. All visits require appointments, and the inmate is responsible for scheduling the visit.

Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-5410

Scott Hassell, Chief Deputy of Detention
shassell@etowahcounty.org
256-439-6515

Etowah County’s Most Wanted fugitives can be viewed online.

Attalla, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Johnnie Sue Gilbert. The City Clerk maintains all records for all city actions and meetings.

Johnnie Sue Gilbert, City Clerk
Attalla City Hall
612 4th Street NW
Attalla, AL 35954
256-538-9986

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