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Gadsden, Alabama

Gadsden is a city in Etowah County, Alabama, in the central part of the state, and it has a population of 36,856 people. Gadsden is also the County Seat of Etowah County. The mayor of Gadsden is Sherman Guyton, and City Hall is located on Broad Street.

City of Gadsden
City Hall
90 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-4500

City of Gadsden Facebook Page

Sherman Guyton, Mayor
256-549-4646

In the year 2016, there were 4 murders and 27 rapes in Gadsden. There were 56 reported robberies and 377 reported assaults. There were also 401 reported burglaries, 1,893 reported thefts, and 227 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 678.5, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of April 2018, there were 156 registered sex offenders living in Gadsden.

Gadsden, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 2,985 reported crimes in Gadsden in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 8,309 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 Gadsden.

The Gadsden Police Department is also located on Broad Street, and the Chief of Police is Lamar Jaggears. The department is divided into divisions, including patrol and special operations.

Gadsden Police Department
90 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-4500

Lamar Jaggears, Chief of Police
256-549-4652
ljaggears@gadsdenpd.org

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, and it’s located in Gadsden. The sheriff is Todd Entrekin. The sheriff’s office is divided into divisions, including detention, administration, enforcement, investigations, special units, and drug enforcement. There are approximately 38 deputies employed by the sheriff’s office.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-2825

Todd Entrekin, Sheriff
tentrekin@etowahcounty.org

The detention center is also located on the premises with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chief Deputy of Detention is Scott Hassell. Visitation with inmates is from Sunday through Wednesday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. All visitation is by video, and inmates may only have one visit per day, with a maximum of 2 visits per week. All visits require appointments, and the inmate is responsible for scheduling the visit.

Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-5410

Scott Hassell, Chief Deputy of Detention
shassell@etowahcounty.org
256-439-6515

Etowah County’s Most Wanted fugitives can be viewed online.

Gadsden, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Iva Nelson. The City Clerk maintains all records for all city actions and meetings.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk
90 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-4517
inelson@cityofgadsden.com

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