Auburn is the largest city in eastern Alabama and has a population of 53,380 residents. Auburn is located in Lee County, and the County Seat of Lee County is Opelika. The mayor of Auburn is Bill Ham, Jr., and his office is located in City Hall, which is on Tichenor Avenue.
City of Auburn
144 Tichenor Avenue, Suite 1
Auburn, AL 36830
City of Auburn Facebook Page
Bill Ham, Jr., Mayor
In 2016, there were 4 murders, 12 rapes, and 31 robberies in Auburn. There were 163 reported assaults and 203 reported burglaries. There were also 844 reported thefts and 78 reported auto thefts in 2016. Auburn has a crime index of 178.0 for the year 2016, which is significantly lower than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of February 2018, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Auburn.
Auburn, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics
In 2016, there were 1,335 reported crimes in Auburn. This gives Auburn a crime index of 2,090 per 100,000 persons, considerably lower 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. Property crime is the most commonly reported crime in Auburn.
The Auburn Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Paul Register, and the Police Department is located on Ross Street. Divisions within the department include administration, patrol, investigations, community services, the Auburn University precinct, and administrative operations. The police department employs approximately 71 police officers.
Auburn Police Department
141 N Ross Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Auburn Police Department Facebook Page
Paul Register, Chief of Police
One of the bigger police stations in the area is the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Opelika. Jay Jones is the sheriff, and he has been serving in law enforcement since 1975. Divisions of the department include uniform, investigations, civil, training, and corrections. The office employs 71 deputy sheriffs.
The correctional facility employs 60 correction officers and typically houses more than 300 inmates at any given time. No contact visitation is allowed with inmates, and video visitation is the only method allowed. Inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit (total time) with up to 4 visitors per week.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
1900 Frederick Rd
Opelika, AL 36801
Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page
The Most Wanted Fugitives in Lee County can be view online.
Auburn, Alabama – Open Records Requests
Open Records Requests can be made through this phone number.
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