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Collinsville, Alabama

Collinsville is a town in both DeKalb and Cherokee Counties in northeastern Alabama, with a population of 1,983 residents. The County Seat of DeKalb County is Fort Payne, and the County Seat of Cherokee County is Centre. Johnny Traffanstedt is the mayor of Collinsville, and the Town Hall is located on Post Office Street.

Town of Collinsville
Town Hall
39 Post Office Street
Collinsville, AL 35961
256-524-2135

The most recent crime information available for Collinsville is from the year 2014, and in that year, there were no murders or robberies in the town. There were 6 assaults and 1 rape reported. There were also 26 burglaries reported, 31 thefts reported, and 4 auto thefts reported. This gave Collinsville a crime index of 272.8, which is very close to the United States national crime index of 287.4. There were 22 registered sex offenders living in Collinsville, as of March 2018.

Collinsville, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited crime information available for Collinsville for the year 2016, but the estimated crime rate is 1,786 per 100,000 persons. This is much 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 common crime reported in Collinsville.

The Collinsville Police Department is also located on Post Office Street, and employs a police chief, an assistant chief, and 2 full-time officers.

Collinsville Police Department
39 Post Office Street
Collinsville, AL 35961
256-524-2136

Collinsville Police Department Facebook Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Jimmy Harris. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Fort Payne, and department divisions include office and jail administration, DARE, the drug task force, the mounted unit, patrol officers, the sex offenders division, investigators, and the special response team.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
2801 Jordan Rd SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
256-845-3801

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The DeKalb County Jail generally houses over 200 inmates daily. The Chief Jail Administrator is Jonathan Langley, and there are 46 staff members at the jail. Video terminals may be used for visitation, but an appointment must be made in advance. Each visit is limited to 3 visitors per inmate, and a visit may be no longer than 30 minutes.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is the other large police department in the area, located in Centre. Jeff Shaver is the sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, animal control, court security, detention, investigations, major crimes, marine patrol, narcotics, and patrol.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
110 Cedar Bluff Rd
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-3365

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Cherokee County Detention Center is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office and can house 114 inmates. The detention center employs approximately 20 staff and correction officers. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute video visit per week, which must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Harley Lamey is the Chief of Corrections.

Cherokee County Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-6435

The Cherokee County Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

Collinsville, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Town Clerk, Peggy Wright. It’s the Town Clerk’s responsibility to oversee all legal and financial documents for the town, and ensure that accurate records are kept.

Peggy Wright, Town Clerk
Town Hall
39 Post Office Street
Collinsville, AL 35961
256-524-2135

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