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Madison, Alabama

Madison, Alabama, is a city located west of Huntsville, in Madison County and Limestone County. Huntsville is the County Seat of Madison County, and Athens is the County Seat of Limestone County. The population of Madison is 42,938 people. The mayor of Madison is Paul Finley, and his office is located in the City Hall on Hughes Road.

City of Madison
City Hall
100 Hughes Road
Lower Level
Madison, AL 35758
256-772-5644

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In 2016, there were 11 rapes, 1 murder, and 24 robberies reported in Madison. There were 173 reported assaults and 115 reported burglaries. There were also 826 reported thefts and 70 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 208.0, which is lower than the United States national crime index of 273.1. There were 25 registered sex offenders living in Madison, as of April 2018.

Madison, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 1,220 reported crimes in Madison for the year 2016. The crime rate for Madison is 2,556 per 100,000 persons, which is lower 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 commonly reported crimes in Madison.

The Madison Police Department is also located Hughes Road, and the Chief of Police is David Jernigan. The police department includes divisions, such as communications, investigations, patrol, records, special operations, traffic, and training.

Madison Police Department
100 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758
256-772-5685

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David Jernigan, Chief of Police
256-772-5675
david.jernigan@madisonal.gov

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department, and the office is run by Sheriff Blake Dorning. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Huntsville, and department divisions include a civil division, corrections, patrol, criminal investigations, SWAT, and school resource officers.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office
603 Fiber Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-532-3412

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Blake Dorning, Sheriff
sheriff@madisoncountyal.gov
256-532-3416

There is a jail on the premises. 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

Troy W. Fulk, Jail Administrator
256-519-4864

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

Madison, Alabama – Open Records Request

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

Melanie Williard, City Clerk
100 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758
256-772-5650
melanie.williard@madisonal.gov

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