Cowarts, Alabama

Cowarts is a town in southeastern Alabama, in Houston County. The population of Cowarts is 1,871 people. Dothan is the County Seat of Houston County. The mayor of Cowarts is Randy Roland, and the town offices are located on Jester Street.

Town of Cowarts
800 Jester St
Cowarts, AL 36321

There is limited crime information available for Cowarts. As of May 2018, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cowarts.

Cowarts, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited crime information available for Cowarts for the year 2016, but the estimated crime rate is 1,429 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly lower than 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 crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Cowarts.

The 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 James Brazier. 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