Jackson, Alabama

Jackson, Alabama, is a city in southwestern Alabama, in Clarke County. Grove Hill is the County Seat of Clarke County. Jackson has a population of 5,528 people, and the mayor is Paul South. The City Hall is located on Commerce Street.

City of Jackson
City Hall
400 Commerce Street
Jackson, AL 36545

City of Jackson Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Jackson. There were 3 reported rapes, 3 reported robberies, and 21 reported assaults. There were also 55 reported burglaries, 195 reported thefts, and 8 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 402.2, which is considerably higher than the United States national crime rate of 279.2. As of April 2018, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Jackson.

Jackson, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 285 reported crimes in Jackson in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,793 per 100,000 persons. This is much 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 common crimes in Jacksonville.

The Jackson Police Department is also located on Commerce Street, and the Chief of Police is Jerry Taylor. The Deputy Chief is Richard Harvey. The police department employs approximately 20 police officers.

Jackson Police Department
350 Commerce Street
Jackson, AL 36545

Jackson Police Department Facebook Page

The other police department in the area is the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Grove Hill. DeWayne Smith is the sheriff. The sheriff’s office employs 10 sworn deputies and 23 jail staffers. The jail can house up to 200 inmates.

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office
114 Court Street
Grove Hill, AL 36451

Clarke County Jail
149 Clark Street
Grove Hill, AL 36451
(251) 275-8156

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Jackson, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk. The City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that all city records are accurate.

City Clerk
400 Commerce Street
Jackson, AL 36545