Chatom, Alabama

Chatom is a town in Central Alabama, near the Mississippi border, in Washington County. The population of Chatom is 1,288 people, and Chatom is also the County Seat of Washington County. The mayor of Chatom is Harold Crouch. The Chatom Town Hall is located on Cochran Avenue.

Town of Chatom
Town Hall
27 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, AL 36518

In 2016, there were no rapes, murders, or assaults in Chatom. There were 6 reported burglaries, 1 reported robbery, 21 reported thefts, and 2 reported auto thefts. Chatom had a crime index of 140.2, which is about half of the United States crime index of 286.8. As of March 2018, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Chatom.

Chatom, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 30 reported crimes in Chatom in the year 2016, giving the city a crime rate of 2,445 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 Chatom Police Department is also located on Cochran Avenue, and the Police Chief is Brent Callihan. The police department employs 6 full-time police officers and 7 part-time officers.

Chatom Police Department
27 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, AL 36518

The larger police department in the area is the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Chatom, Alabama. The Sheriff is Richard Stringer, and the sheriff’s office employs 30 people.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
45 Court St
Chatom, AL 365187

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Washington County Jail serves Washington County and the small towns in the county, and it houses an average of 80 inmates daily. The Jail Administrator is Crystal Lathan. Visitation is offered one day per week, on Wednesday, between 1pm and 3pm, and inmates may only have one 15-minute visit per week. Inmates are allowed to list two approved visitors, and appointment requests must be made in advance on Monday or Tuesday, by calling 251-847-2202 between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

Washington County Jail
45 Court Street
Chatom, AL 365187

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