Cottonwood, Alabama

Cottonwood is a town in southern Alabama, in Houston County, near the Florida border, and it has a population of 1,289 people. Dothan is the County Seat of Houston County. The mayor of Cottonwood is Ken Hamilton, and the Town Hall is located on Cottonwood Road.

Town of Cottonwood
Town Hall
12769 Cottonwood Road
Cottonwood, AL 36320

Town of Cottonwood Facebook Page

Ken Hamilton, Mayor

The most recent year for which crime information is available for Cottonwood is the year 2015, and there were no murders, rapes, or robberies in that year. There were 2 reported assaults, 10 reported burglaries, and 10 reported thefts. This gave the town a crime index of 118.0, which is less than half of the United States national crime index of 287.0. There were 14 registered sex offenders living in Cottonwood, as of March 2018.

Cottonwood, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited crime data available for the year 2016 for Cottonwood. The estimated crime rate is 1,641 per 100,000 persons, which is far lower than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, and the United States national crime rate of 2,937 per 100,000 persons. Property crime is the most common crime in Cottonwood.

The Cottonwood Police Department is located on Metcalf Street, and the Chief of Police is Tony Money.

Cottonwood Police Department
1414 Metcalf St
Cottonwood, AL 36320

The larger police department in the area is the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Dothan. The Sheriff is Donald Valenza. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the civil division, command staff, communications, courthouse security, criminal investigations, field operations, drug investigations, and the jail.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office
144 N. Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36303

The Houston County Jail is located on East Main Street in Dothan, and is headed by Captain Keith Reed. On any given day, there are nearly 300 inmates at the jail. Face-to-face visitation with inmates is allowed, as are video and telephone visits. There is a fee for video visits. Inmates who want to receive visitors must complete a visitors list, which can only be updated twice a year. Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visit per designated weekend, with a maximum of 2 visitors per visit. Visitation days and times are determined by the sex and location of the inmate.

Houston County Jail
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36303

Cottonwood, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Requests for public records should be submitted to Cottonwood’s Town Clerk, Augusta Welch. The Town Clerk maintains information about public records, council meetings, and business licenses.

Augusta Welch
12769 Cottonwood Road
Cottonwood, AL 36320
334-691-2671 ext 101