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Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope is a city near Mobile Bay, in Baldwin County, Alabama. The County Seat of Baldwin County is Bay Minette. Fairhope has a population of 15,326 people, and the mayor is Karin Wilson. City Hall is on Section Street.

City of Fairhope
City Hall
161 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-2136

City of Fairhope Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Fairhope. There were 4 reported rapes, 6 reported robberies, and 26 reported assaults. There were also 84 reported burglaries, 541 reported thefts, and 24 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 203.6, which is lower than the United States national crime index of 275.0. As of March 2018, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Fairhope.

Fairhope, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 685 reported crimes in Fairhope in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 3,518 per 100,000 persons, which is just above the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, but significantly higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Fairhope.

The Fairhope Police Department is also located on Section Street, and the Chief of Police is Joe Petties. Divisions within the department include administration, investigations, dispatch, and the jail. Lieutenant Larry Sledge is the Jail Administrator.

Fairhope Police Department
107 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-2385

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Joe Petties, Chief of Police
Joe.Petties@cofairhope.com

Larry Sledge, Jail Administrator
arry.sledge@cofairhope.com

The larger police department in the area is the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, which is led by Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack, who has been serving as sheriff since 2007. The office is divided into divisions, including patrol, investigations, civil, warrants, corrections, communications, school resource, law enforcement support, professional standards, human resources, sex offender compliance, and training. The sheriff’s office is located in Bay Minette, while there are branch offices located across the county.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office
310 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
251-937-0202

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The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Command is responsible for the jail, and can house up to 700 inmates. Major Jimmy Milton is the Assistant Chief Deputy for the Corrections Command. Inmates can receive visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, within certain time frames. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance, by calling 251-580-2581 on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-3:30 pm and 4:30-8 pm, or Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30-11 am and 12-3 pm. Each inmate is allowed two 30-minute visits per week, with up to 4 visitors per visit. Visitors must be on the approved list.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections
200 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
251-937-0361

Jimmy Milton, Major
Assistant Chief Deputy
jmilton@baldwincountyal.gov

Fairhope, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s office, which is responsible for maintaining accurate records regarding city actions, transactions, and elections. The City Clerk is Lisa A. Hanks.

Lisa A. Hanks, City Clerk
161 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-2136

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