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Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is a city on the Alabama coastline, in Baldwin County. Bay Minette is the County Seat of Baldwin County. Gulf Shores has a population of 9,741 people, and the mayor is Robert Craft.

City of Gulf Shores
1905 West First Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
251-968-2425

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Robert Craft, Mayor
mayor@gulfshoresal.gov

The most recent crime information available for Gulf Shores is from the year 2006. During that year, there were no murders in Gulf Shores. There were 4 reported rapes, 11 reported robberies, and 32 reported assaults. There were also 104 reported burglaries, 326 reported thefts, and 19 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 474.0, which is much higher than the United States national crime index of 318.1. As of April 2018, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 688 reported crimes in the year 2016 in Gulf Shores. This gave the city a crime rate of 6,067 per 100,000 persons. This is dramatically higher than 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 commonly reported crimes in Gulf Shores.

The Gulf Shores Police Department is located on Clubhouse Drive, and the Chief of Police is Edward J. Delmore. Divisions within the department include criminal investigations, patrol, and special operations. There is a Detention Facility located onsite. Visitation is allowed with inmates only Wednesdays from 9 am to 10 am and from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Gulf Shores Police Department
220 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
251-968-2431

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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

Gulf Shores, 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 Wanda Parris.

Wanda Parris
203 Clubhouse Drive
Suite B
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
251-968-1125
wparris@gulfshoresal.gov

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