Hoover, Alabama

Hoover is a city located in both Jefferson and Shelby Counties in Alabama, near Birmingham. Birmingham is the County Seat of Jefferson County. Columbiana is the County Seat of Shelby County. The mayor of Homewood is Frank V. Brocato, and the population of the city is 81,619 people. City Hall is located on Municipal Lane.

City of Hoover
City Hall
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7500

City of Hoover Facebook Page

Frank V. Brocato, Mayor
205-444-7510
mayorsoffice@hooveralabama.gov

In the year 2016, there were 3 murders, 19 rapes, and 40 robberies in Hoover. There were 42 reported assaults, 203 reported burglaries, 81 reported auto thefts, and 2 reported arsons. This gave the city a crime index of 170.1, which is much lower than the United States national crime index of 278.1. As of April 2018, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Hoover.

Hoover, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 388 reported crimes in Hoover. This gave the city a crime rate of 453 per 100,000 persons. This is much lower than both 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. Property crime is the most commonly reported crime in Hoover.

The Hoover Police Department’s Administration Office is also located on Municipal Lane, and the Chief of Police is Nick Derzis. Kenneth Fountain is the Executive Officer. Divisions within the department include field operations, administration, investigative services, and special operations. The Hoover City Jail is located on Valleydale Road, and the commander is Lieutenant Alan Cohen. Visitation is held on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm for male inmates and from 4pm to 5pm for female inmates.

Hoover Police Department
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7700

Hoover Police Department Facebook Page

Lieutenant Alan Cohen, Commander of Hoover City Jail
2020 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35244
205-444-7737
alan.cohen@hooveralabama.gov

One of the other police departments is the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Birmingham, where Mark Levie Pettway is the sheriff. Approximately 1,000 inmates are housed daily between the two Jefferson County facilities. The Deputy Chief of Corrections is Cleveland Moore. The Sheriff’s Office includes patrol, criminal, and corrections divisions, along with offering resources to schools and courts.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-325-5700

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Hoover, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Hoover City Clerk, Wendy Dickerson. The City Clerk is in charge of ensuring accurate records are kept of all city events and transactions.

Wendy Dickerson
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7500