Ozark, Alabama

Ozark is a city in Dale County in southern Alabama, with a population of 14,907 people. Ozark is the County Seat of Dale County. The mayor of Ozark is Mark Blankenship, and City Hall is located on Union Avenue.

City of Ozark
City Hall
275 N Union Ave
Ozark, AL 36360

Mark Blankenship, Mayor

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Ozark. There were 5 reported robberies, 12 reported rape, and 164 reported assaults. There were also 102 reported burglaries, 561 reported thefts, and 28 reported auto thefts. This gave Ozark a crime index of 515.8, which is much higher than the United States national crime index of 280.3 . As of May 2018, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Ozark.

Ozark, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

Ozark had 872 reported crimes in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,940 per 100,000 persons, which is much higher than both 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 crime are the most common crimes in Ozark.

The Ozark Department of Public Safety is also located on Union Avenue, and Charles Ward is the Interim Chief of Police.

Ozark Police Department
275 N Union Ave
Ozark, AL 36360

The Dale County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, located in Ozark, and Wally Olson is the sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the civil division, criminal investigations, jail, patrol, and the sex offender division.

Dale County Sheriff’s Office
113 W Reynolds St
Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 774-2335

Dale County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Dale County Jail is located on Adams Street in Ozark, and the Jail Administrator is Captain Ron Nelson. The jail typically houses less than 100 inmates, and inmates can receive visitors only on Sundays. Male inmates can receive visitors from 12 pm to 2 pm, female inmates can receive visitors from 2:30 pm to 3 pm, and trustees can receive visitors from 3 pm to 3:30 pm.

Dale County Jail
124 Adams Street
Ozark, AL 36360

The list of Dale County Most Wanted can be viewed online.

Ozark, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Denise Strickland. It’s the City Clerk’s responsibility to make sure that elections run smoothly and that accurate records are kept.

Denise Strickland
City Clerk
275 N Union Ave
Ozark, AL 36360