Gurley, Alabama

Gurley, Alabama, is a very small town located west of Huntsville, in Madison County. Huntsville is the County Seat of Madison County, and the population of Gurley is 801 people. The mayor of Gurley is Robert Sentell, Sr, and his office is located in the Town Hall on Walker Street.

Town of Gurley
235 Walker Street
Gurley, AL 35748

In 2016, there were no murders, rapes, or robberies in Gurley. There were 2 assaults and 5 burglaries reported in 2016, along with 21 reports of thefts and 3 reports of auto thefts. The crime index for Gurley in 2016 was 233.1, which is slightly lower than the US national crime index of 273.6. As of January 2018, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Gurley.

Gurley, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 31 reported crimes in Gurley for the year 2016. The crime rate for Gurley is 3,949 per 100,000 persons, which is somewhat higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, and higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Gurley.

The Gurley Police Department is also located at 235 Walker Street, and the Chief of Police is Barry Pendergraft. The Police Department employs a total of 7 officers, including one part-time police officer and one community relations officer.

Gurley Police Department
235 Walker Street
Gurley, AL 35748

Gurley Police Department Facebook Page

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department, and the office is run by Sheriff Blake Dorning. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Huntsville, and department divisions include a civil division, corrections, patrol, criminal investigations, SWAT, and school resource officers.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office
603 Fiber Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Blake Dorning, Sheriff

There is a jail on the premises. Inmates must be incarcerated for a minimum of 30 days before they can receive visitors. Appointments for visitation must be made via phone the week prior to a scheduled visit. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis, and inmates may receive up to 3 different visitors per visitation day. Visitation days vary by an inmate’s location in the jail.

Main Facility Visitation:

Housing 1 and 2: Units A – K
These units receive visitation on Wednesday 0800 to 1430 hrs.

Tower Facility:

L-Floor Tuesdays 8:00am – 4:00pm
M-Floor Mondays 8:00am – 4:00pm
N-Floor Thursdays 8:00am – 4:00pm
P-Floor Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm

Madison County Jail
815 Wheeler Ave NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Troy W. Fulk, Jail Administrator

Madison County’s most wanted fugitives can be found online.

Gurley, Alabama – Open Records Request

Open Records Requests should be submitted through the Town Clerk’s office. It is the Town Clerk’s duty to ensure accurate records are kept of all city and election actions. Tawnie Bryant is the Town Clerk and Magistrate, and Marie Flynn is the Town Clerk.

Gurley Town Clerk’s Office
235 Walker Street
Gurley, AL 35748
256-776-3313 ext. 10