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Elba, Alabama

Elba is a city in southern Alabama, in Coffee County and is also the County Seat. The population of Elba is 3,940 people, and the mayor is Mickey Murdoch. City Hall is located on Buford Street.

City of Elba
City Hall
200 Buford Street
Elba, AL 36323
334-897-2333

City of Elba Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were no murders or robberies in Elba. There were 3 reported assaults and 2 reported rapes. There were also 33 reported burglaries, 54 reported thefts and 5 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 181.6, which is much lower than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of March 2018, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Elba.

Elba, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 97 reported crimes in Elba, which gave the city a crime rate of 2,491 per 100,000 persons. This is lower than both 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.. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Elba.

The Elba Police Department is located on Simmons Street, and the Chief of Police is Freddy Hanchey.

Elba Police Department
304 Simmons Street
Elba, AL 36323
334-897-2555

The larger police department in the area is the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in New Brockton. The sheriff is Dave Sutton. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, aviation, civil division, criminal investigations, drug task force, jail, patrol, and the sex offenders division.

Coffee County Sheriff’s Office
4 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
334-894-5535

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The Coffee County Jail is located next door to the sheriff’s office, and typically houses around 140 inmates daily. Visitation is done through video, and is available every day of the week, at various times. Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, and visits can only be a maximum of 30 minutes.

Coffee County Jail
4 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
334-894-6200

Elba, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is James M. Kelley. It’s the responsibility of the City Clerk to carry out administrative tasks, such as accurate record-keeping and issuing permits and licenses.

James M. Kelley
200 Buford Street
Elba, AL 36323
334-897-2333

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