Douglas, Alabama

Douglas, Alabama is a small town located in northeast Alabama, in Marshall County. The population of Douglas is 744, and the mayor is Corey L. Hill, serving the town since 2012. The County Seat of Marshall County is Guntersville. The Town Hall is located on Highway 168 in Douglas.

Town of Douglas
55 Highway 168
Douglas, AL 35964

Corey L. Hill, Mayor

In 2016, there were no reported murders or robberies in Douglas. There were 8 assaults and 1 reported rape. There were 22 reports of burglaries, 32 reports of thefts, and 11 reports of auto thefts. The crime index for Douglas was 801.6, which is dramatically higher than the United States crime index of 261.6. There are 3 registered sex offenders living in the area of Douglas, Alabama.

Douglas, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 74 reported crimes in Douglas, which gives the town a crime rate of 9,724 per 100,000 persons. This is dramatically higher 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. The most commonly reported crimes in Douglas involved burglaries, thefts, and property crimes.

The Douglas Police Department is located on Highway 168, and the chief of police is Eric Speight.

Douglas Police Department
55 Highway 168
Douglas, AL 35964

Douglas Police Department Facebook Page

Eric Speight, Chief of Police
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department, and the office is run by Sheriff Scott Walls. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Guntersville, and department divisions include patrol, investigations, aviation, civil process, court, prisoner transport, communications, and the county jail. There is a jail on the premises, which houses approximately 200 inmates.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Douglas, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests should be submitted through the Town Clerk, Laurie Peeler. It is the Town Clerk’s duty to ensure accurate records are kept of all city and election actions.

Town Clerk, Laurie Peeler
P. O. Box 45
Douglas, Al 35964