Florence, Alabama

Florence is a city in Lauderdale County, Alabama, in the northern part of the state. Florence is also the County Seat of Lauderdale County, and the mayor is Andrew Betterton. Florence has a population if 39,319 residents. City Hall is located on West College Street.

City of Florence
City Hall
110 West College Street
Florence, AL 35630

City of Florence Facebook Page

Andrew Betterton, Mayor

In the year 2016, there were 2 murders, 19 rapes, and 46 robberies reported in Florence. There were 129 reported assaults and 242 reported burglaries. There were also 1,052 reported thefts and 106 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 314.5, which is above the United States national crime index of 278.2. There were 58 registered sex offenders living in Florence, as of March 2018.

Florence, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 1,596 reported crimes in Florence. This gave the city a crime rate of 3,974 per 100,000 persons, which is higher 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 reported in Florence.

The Florence Police Department is located on Seminary Street, and the Chief of Police is Ron Tyler. The police department has more than 100 employees and is divided into divisions including patrol, investigations, and staff services.

Florence Police Department
702 S. Seminary St.
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 760-6610

Florence Police Department Facebook Page

Ron Tyler, Chief of Police

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department, and the office is run by Sheriff Rick Singleton. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Florence, and department divisions include investigations, patrol, and corrections.

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
Lauderdale County Courthouse
200 South Court Street
Florence, Alabama 35630

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Florence, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is Bob Leyde. The City Clerk oversees elections and maintains accurate records for the city.

Bob Leyde
Municipal Building Room 116
110 West College Street
Florence, AL 35630