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Clanton, Alabama

Clanton, Alabama, is a city in Chilton County, south of Birmingham, and it’s also the County Seat of Chilton County. Billy Joe Driver is the mayor, and City Hall is located on 2nd Avenue. Clanton has a population of 8,619 residents.

City of Clanton
City Hall
505 2nd Avenue N
Clanton, AL 35046
205-755-1105

Billy Joe Driver, Mayor
205-755-4051

In 2016, there were no murders in Clanton. There were 4 reported rapes, 1 robbery, and 110 reported assaults. There were also 72 reported burglaries, 353 reported thefts, and 33 reported auto thefts. Clanton had a crime index of 532.2, which is almost twice the United States national crime index of 280.5. There were 69 registered sex offenders living in Clanton, as of March 2018.

Clanton, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 573 reported crimes in Clanton in the year 2016. This gives the city a crime rate of 6,447 per 100,000 persons. This is dramatically higher than both the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons and the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Clanton.

The Clanton Police Department is located on 1st Avenue, and the Chief of Police is J.K. Maddox. Divisions within the police department include patrol, K-9, traffic homicide, general crimes, narcotics, information technology, and records. The police department employs approximately 21 full-time police officers.

Clanton Police Department
601 1st Avenue
Clanton, AL 35045
205-755-1120

Clanton Police Department Facebook Page

J.K. Maddox, Chief of Police
205-755-1120 ext 327

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is the other police department in the area, and the office is run by Sheriff John Shearon. He’s been serving as the elected sheriff since 2014. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Clanton, and department divisions include investigations, patrol, courthouse security, and corrections.

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office
500 2nd Avenue North
Clanton, AL 35045
205-755-4698

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Chilton County Jail houses generally houses about 200 inmates daily. The commander of the jail is Captain Trae Barfield, and there are 25 corrections officers at the jail. Inmates are allowed to have one 30-minute visit each week. Appointments for visitation can be made by calling 205-755-1053 between 3pm and 7pm the day before the visit. Visitation is from 1pm to 3pm Monday-Friday.

Chilton County Jail
500 2nd Avenue North
Clanton, AL 35045
205-755-1053

Chilton County Most Wanted Fugitives can be viewed online.

Clanton, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are kept of all meetings and other city actions.

City Clerk
City Hall
505 2nd Avenue N
Clanton, AL 35046
205-755-1105

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