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Fort Payne, Alabama

Fort Payne is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, and is also the County Seat of the county. Fort Payne has a population of 14,012 people, and the mayor of the city is Larry Chesser. City Hall is located on Alabama Avenue.

City of Fort Payne
City Hall
100 Alabama Ave. NW.
Fort Payne, AL 35967
256-845-1524

Larry Chesser
lchesser@fortpayne.org

In the year 2016, there were 6 rapes and 1 murder in Fort Payne. There were 10 reported robberies and 28 reported assaults. There were also 83 reported burglaries, 351 reported thefts, and 25 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 263.1, which is just below the United States national crime index of 289.1. As of April 2018, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Fort Payne.

Fort Payne, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 504 reported crimes in Fort Payne in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 3,560 per 100,000 persons. This is higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Fort Payne.

The Fort Payne Police Department is located on Gault Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Randy Bynum.

Fort Payne Police Department
200 Gault Ave. South
Fort Payne, AL 35967-1993
256-845-1414

Fort Payne Police Department Facebook Page

Randy Bynum, Chief of Police
112cidpolice@fortpayne.org

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Jimmy Harris. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Fort Payne, and department divisions include office and jail administration, DARE, the drug task force, the mounted unit, patrol officers, the sex offenders division, investigators, and the special response team.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
2801 Jordan Rd SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
256-845-3801

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The DeKalb County Jail generally houses over 200 inmates daily. The Chief Jail Administrator is Jonathan Langley, and there are 46 staff members at the jail. Video terminals may be used for visitation, but an appointment must be made in advance. Each visit is limited to 3 visitors per inmate, and a visit may be no longer than 30 minutes.

Fort Payne, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Andy Parker. It’s the City Clerk’s responsibility to oversee all legal and financial documents for the town, and ensure that accurate records are kept.

Andy Parker
100 Alabama Ave. NW.
Fort Payne, AL 35967
256-845-1524 ext 1211
aparker@fortpayne.org

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