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Guntersville, Alabama

Guntersville is a city in Marshall County in northern Alabama and is also the County Seat of Marshall County. Guntersville has a population of 8,197 people, and the mayor is Leigh Dollar. The Municipal Building is located on Gunter Avenue.

City of Guntersville
341 Gunters Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-571-7560

Leigh Dollar, Mayor
mayordollar@guntersvilleal.org
256-571-7565

In 2016, there were no murders in Guntersville. There were 3 reported rapes, 8 reported robberies, and 40 reported assaults. There were also 95 reported burglaries, 323 reported thefts, and 40 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 422.4, which is significantly higher than the United States national crime index of 276.1. There were 42 registered sex offenders living in Guntersville, as of April 2018.

Guntersville, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 509 reported crimes in Guntersville, which gave the city a crime rate of 6,044 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and more than twice the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Guntersville.

The Guntersville Police Department is located on Blount Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Jim Peterson. The police department employs 30 police officers

Guntersville Police Department
340 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-571-7571

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Scott Walls. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Guntersville, and department divisions include patrol, investigations, aviation, civil process, court, prisoner transport, communications, and the county jail. There is a jail on the premises, which houses approximately 200 inmates.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-582-2034

Guntersville, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s office, and the City Clerk is Betty Jones.

Betty Jones, City Clerk
341 Gunters Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
256-571-7560

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