Bay Minette, Alabama

Bay Minette is a small city in Baldwin County, Alabama, in the southern part of the state, close to Mobile. Bay Minette is also the County Seat of Baldwin County. The mayor of Bay Minette is Robert A. Willis, and the population of Bay Minette is 8,044 people. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on D’Olive Street.

City of Bay Minette
City Hall
301 D’Olive St
Bay Minette, AL 36507

City of Bay Minette Facebook Page

Robert A. Willis, Mayor

The most recent crime information available for Bay Minette is from 2015. During that year, there were no murders in Bay Minette. There were 2 reported rapes, 12 reported robberies, and 28 reported assaults in the year 2015. There were 42 reported burglaries, 214 reported thefts, and 4 reported auto thefts. For the year 2015, Bay Minette had a crime index of 245.0, which is lower than the United States national crime index of 278.4. There were 66 registered sex offenders living in Bay Minette, as of February 2018.

Bay Minette, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited crime information available for 2016 for Bay Minette, but the estimated crime rate was 3,625 per 100,000 persons. This is higher 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 Bay Minette Police Department is located on Hoyle Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Al Tolbert. The police department employs approximately 26 police officers. There are multiple divisions within the department, including patrol, the investigative division, animal control, communications and records, and the police chaplain corps.

Bay Minette Police Department
300 North Hoyle Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Al Tolbert, Chief of Police

The larger police department in the area is the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, which is led by Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack, who has been serving as sheriff since 2007. The office is divided into divisions, including patrol, investigations, civil, warrants, corrections, communications, school resource, law enforcement support, professional standards, human resources, sex offender compliance, and training. The sheriff’s office is located in Bay Minette, while there are branch offices located across the county.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office
310 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Command is responsible for the jail, and can house up to 700 inmates. Major Steve Arthur is the Assistant Chief Deputy for the Corrections Command. Inmates can receive visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, within certain time frames. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance, by calling 251-580-2581 on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-3:30 pm and 4:30-8 pm, or Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30-11 am and 12-3 pm. Each inmate is allowed two 30-minute visits per week, with up to 4 visitors per visit. Visitors must be on the approved list.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections
200 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Steve Arthur, Major
Assistant Chief Deputy

Bay Minette, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s office, which is responsible for maintaining accurate records regarding city actions, transactions, and elections. The City Clerk is Rita Diedtrich.

Rita Diedtrich, City Clerk
City of Bay Minette
City Hall
301 D’Olive St
Bay Minette, AL 36507