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Leesburg, Alabama

Leesburg is a town in Cherokee County, Alabama, near the Georgia border. The County Seat of Cherokee County is Centre. Edward Mackey is the mayor of Leesburg, and the population is 1,027 people. City Hall is located on Industrial Boulevard.

Town of Leesburg
215 Industrial Blvd
Leesburg, AL 35983
256-526-8890

In the year 2016, there were no reported robberies in Leesburg. There were 2 reported assaults, 1 reported rape, and 1 murder. There were also 14 reported burglaries, 35 reported thefts, and 8 reported auto thefts. This gave Leesburg a crime index of 614.4, which is more than twice the United States national crime index of 257.7. As of April 2018, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Leesburg.

Leesburg, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 61 reported crimes in Leesburg, which gave the town a crime rate of 6,028 per 100,000 persons. That is significantly higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, and the United States national crime index of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Leesburg.

The Leesburg Police Department is located on Lokey Street, and the Chief of Police is Lanny Ransum. The police department employs 2 other police officers.

Leesburg Police Department
1910 Lokey St
Leesburg, AL 35983
256-526-8888

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, located in Centre. Jeff Shaver is the sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, animal control, court security, detention, investigations, major crimes, marine patrol, narcotics, and patrol.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
110 Cedar Bluff Rd
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-3365

The Cherokee County Detention Center is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office and can house 114 inmates. The detention center employs approximately 20 staff and correction officers. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute video visit per week, which must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Harley Lamey is the Chief of Corrections.

Cherokee County Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
256-927-6435

The Cherokee County Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

Leesburg, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Town Clerk, Jennifer Sharpe. It’s the Town Clerk’s responsibility to oversee all legal and financial documents for the town, and ensure that accurate records are kept.

Jennifer Sharpe, Town Clerk
215 Industrial Blvd
Leesburg, AL 35983
256-526-8890

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