Oxford, Alabama

Oxford is a city in Alabama, located in Central Alabama, in Calhoun County and Talladega County. Anniston is the County Seat of Calhoun County. Talladega is the County Seat of Talladega County. The population of Oxford is 21,348 people. The Mayor of Oxford is Alton Craft. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on Hamric Drive.

City of Oxford
Oxford City Hall
145 Hamric Drive East
Oxford, Alabama 36203

Alton Craft, Mayor

City of Oxford Facebook Page

In 2016, there were no murders or rapes reported in Oxford. There were 70 assaults reported and 9 robberies reported. There were 158 reports of burglaries, 765 reports of thefts, and 26 reports of auto thefts. This gives Oxford a crime index of 284.6, which is slightly higher than the United States crime index of 272.2. As of May 2018, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Oxford.

Oxford, Alabama – Police Department and Crime Statistics

For 2016, there were 1,028 reported crimes in Oxford, resulting in a crime rate of 4,841 per 100,000 persons. This is higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,387 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes were the most commonly reported crimes in Oxford.

The Oxford Police Department is located on Stanley Merrill Drive, and the Chief of Police is Bill Partridge. Divisions within the police department include the uniform division, the administrative division, and the investigative division.

Oxford Police Department
600 Stanley Merrill Drive
Oxford, AL 36203

Oxford Police Department Facebook Page

Bill Partridge, Chief of Police

The Oxford Police Department’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

The area is also served by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, which is also 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
Oxford, 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
Oxford, 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.

The other police department in the area is the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Talladega, and the sheriff is Jimmy Kilgore. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, the county jail, school resource officers, patrol, investigations, drug task force, and court security. The Talladega County Jail is also located in Talladega, and the Jail Administrator is Captain Ron Smith. The jail houses over 200 inmates daily.

Talladega County Sheriff’s Office
148 East St N
Talladega, AL 35161

Talladega County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Talladega County Jail
150 East Renfroe Road
Talladega, AL 35161

The Talladega County’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

Oxford, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Oxford City Clerk, who is Alan Atkinson. The City Clerk is in charge of keeping all official records and also supervises the administrative department.

Alan Atkinson
145 Hamric Drive East
Oxford, Alabama 36203