Jacksonville, Alabama

Jacksonville, Alabama, is a city in eastern Alabama, in Calhoun County. Anniston is the County Seat of Calhoun County. Jacksonville has a population of 12,548 people, and the mayor is Johnny L. Smith. The City Hall is located on Church Avenue.

City of Jacksonville
City Hall
320 Church Avenue SE
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Johnny L. Smith, Mayor

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Jackson. There were 6 reported rapes, 16 reported robberies, and 101 reported assaults. There were also 140 reported burglaries, 335 reported thefts, and 26 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 453.3, which is considerably higher than the United States national crime rate of 276.9. As of April 2018, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Jackson.

Jacksonville, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 624 reported crimes in Jacksonville in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,163 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 Jacksonville Police Department is located on Public Safety Drive, and the Chief of Police is Marcus Wood. Jason Oden is the Assistant Chief. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, records, communications, jail, and training. The Jacksonville City Jail offers visitation with inmates on Sundays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Only family members are allowed to visit, and visits are limited to 30 minutes.

Jacksonville Police Department
911 Public Safety Drive SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Jacksonville Police Department Facebook Page

Marcus Wood, Chief of Police

The area is also served by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Anniston. The sheriff is Matthew Wade, who has been serving as sheriff since 2016. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, court services, corrections, administration, communications, reserves, Emergency Services Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and resource officers.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Calhoun County Jail is also located on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and the Jail Administrator is Eric Starr. The jail typically has more than 400 inmates daily. Visitation with inmates must be scheduled in advance, and all visitors must be on the inmate’s visitor list. Only authorized immediate family members can visit inmates. Visits can be scheduled by calling the number 256-241-8032.

Calhoun County Jail
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

Captain Eric Starr, Jail Administrator

Outstanding warrants for Calhoun County can be viewed online.

Calhoun County’s Most Wanted fugitives can also be viewed online.

Jacksonville, Alabama – Open Records Requests

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

Brenda Sandoval, City Clerk
320 Church Avenue, SE
Jacksonville, AL 36265