Cherokee, Alabama

Cherokee is a town in Colbert County, in the northwestern part of Alabama, with a population of 1,048 residents. Tuscumbia is the County Seat of Colbert County. Terry Cosby is the mayor of Cherokee, and the Town Hall is located on Main Street.

Town of Cherokee
3780 Old Lee Highway
P O Box D
Cherokee, AL 35616

Town of Cherokee Facebook Page

The most recent crime information available for Cherokee is from the year 2014. In that year, there were no rapes or murders in Cherokee. There were 6 reported assaults, 1 reported robbery, 12 reported burglaries, 10 reported thefts, and 4 reported auto thefts. This gave Cherokee a crime index of 298.5, which is comparable to the United States national crime index of 300.7. There were 11 registered sex offenders living in Cherokee, as of March 2018.

Cherokee Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited crime information available for Cherokee, but the estimated crime rate is 1,667 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly 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. Property crime is the most common crime in Cherokee.

The Cherokee Police Department is also located on Main Street and employs approximately 4 police officers. Josh Phillips is the Chief of Police.

Cherokee Police Department
3752 Old Lee Hwy
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4959

The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area and is located in Tuscumbia. Frank Williamson is the sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, criminal investigations, drug task force, jail, and K-9.

Colbert County Sheriff’s Office
201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Colbert County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Colbert County Jail is located on 4th Street, and the Jail Administrator is Marcus Rutland. The jail typically houses over 100 inmates at any given time. Visitation is on Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute visit.

Colbert County Jail
107 W. 4th Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Colbert County’s Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

Cherokee, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Town Clerk, who is Melinda Malone. The Town Clerk has the responsibility of ensuring that accurate records and documents are kept.

Melinda Malone
73 Main Street
Cherokee, AL 35616