Phenix City, Alabama

Phenix City is a city in eastern Alabama and has a population of 32,822 residents. Phenix City is located in Lee County and Russell County. Opelika is the County Seat of Lee County. Phenix City is the County Seat of Russell County. The mayor of Phenix City is Eddie N. Lowe, and his office is located in City Hall, which is on 12th Street.

City of Phenix City
City Hall
601 12th St.
Phenix City, AL 36867

City of Phenix City Facebook Page

In 2016, there were 8 murders, 42 rapes, and 78 robberies in Phenix City. There were 199 reported assaults and 454 reported burglaries. There were also 1,135 reported thefts and 228 reported auto thefts in 2016. Phenix City has a crime index of 540.5 for the year 2016, which is significantly higher than the United States national crime index of 275.5. As of May 2018, there were 124 registered sex offenders living in Phenix City.

Phenix City, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 2,144 reported crimes in Phenix City. This gives Phenix City a crime index of 5,566 per 100,000 persons, considerably 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 commonly reported crimes in Phenix City.

The Phenix City Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Ray Smith, and the Police Department is located on Broad Street. The police department includes divisions, such as patrol, criminal investigations, and administration.

Phenix City Police Department
Public Safety Building
1111 Broad St.
Phenix City, AL 36867

Phenix City Police Department Facebook Page

One of the bigger police stations in the area is the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Phenix City. Jay Jones is the sheriff, and he has been serving in law enforcement since 1975. Divisions of the department include uniform, investigations, civil, training, and corrections. The office employs 71 deputy sheriffs.

The correctional facility employs 60 correction officers and typically houses more than 300 inmates at any given time. No contact visitation is allowed with inmates, and video visitation is the only method allowed. Inmates are allowed one 30-minute visit (total time) with up to 4 visitors per week.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office
1900 Frederick Rd
Phenix City, AL 36801

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Most Wanted Fugitives in Lee County can be view online.

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office is the other police department that serves the area, and the sheriff is Heath Taylor. The sheriff’s office is located in Phenix. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include corrections, investigations, patrol, training, communications, administration, court security, and school resources.

Russell County Sheriff’s Office
305 Prentiss Dr.
Phenix City, AL 36869

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The Russell County Jail is on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and inmates can receive visitors once every 2 weeks. Visitors must be listed on a pre-approved list. Visitation is on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and visits can be no longer than 20 minutes. Steven Johnson is the Detention Director.

Russell County Jail
307 Prentiss Drive
Phenix City, Al. 36869

Phenix City, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests can be made through the City Clerk’s Office, and the City Clerk is Melony Lee. The City Clerk maintains records and documents for the city.

Melony Lee
601 12th St.
Phenix City, AL 36867