Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a major city in Alabama, in both Limestone and Madison Counties in northern Alabama. Athens is the County Seat of Limestone County. Huntsville is the County Seat of Madison County. Huntsville has a population of 180,105 people, and the mayor is Thomas Battle, Jr. City Hall is located on Fountain Circle.

City of Huntsville
City Hall
308 Fountain Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801

Thomas Battle, Jr., Mayor

City of Huntsville Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were 16 murders and 152 rapes in Huntsville. There were 414 reported robberies, 1,203 reported assaults, There were also 1,692 reported burglaries, 6,812 reported thefts, and 894 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 511.4, which is much higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of April 2018, there were 217 registered sex offenders living in Huntsville.

Huntsville, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 11,185 reported crimes in Huntsville. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,808 per 100,000 persons. This is much higher 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. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Huntsville.

The Huntsville Police Department is located on Wheeler Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Mark McMurray. Kirk Giles is the Deputy Chief. The police department is divided into precincts, the North, South, and West Precincts.

Huntsville Police Department
Public Safety Complex
815 Wheeler Ave NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Huntsville Police Department Facebook Page

Mark McMurray, Chief of Police

The Madison County Jail houses inmates. 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

Captain Kerry Vaughn, Jail Commander

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

Huntsville, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests should be submitted through the City Clerk’s office, to the Records Maintenance Supervisor. It is the City Clerk Office’s duty to ensure accurate records are kept of all city and election actions.

Belinda Sons, Records Maintenance Supervisor
308 Fountain Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801