Piedmont, Alabama

Piedmont is a city in Alabama, located in Central Alabama, in Calhoun County and Cherokee County. Anniston is the County Seat of Calhoun County. Centre is the County Seat of Cherokee County. The population of Piedmont is 4,878 people. The Mayor of Piedmont is Bill Baker. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on North Center Avenue.

City of Piedmont
Piedmont City Hall
109 North Center Ave
Piedmont, AL 36272

Bill Baker, Mayor

In 2016, there were 3 rapes and 1 murder reported in Piedmont. There were 37 assaults reported and 4 robberies reported. There were 74 reports of burglaries, 151 reports of thefts, and 14 reports of auto thefts. This gives Piedmont a crime index of 534.6, which is much higher than the United States crime index of 278.2. As of May 2018, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Piedmont.

Piedmont, Alabama – Police Department and Crime Statistics

For 2016, there were 283 reported crimes in Piedmont, resulting in a crime rate of 6,042 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 Piedmont.

The Piedmont Police Department is located on Ladiga Street, and the Chief of Police is Freddie Norton.

Piedmont Police Department
121 West Ladiga Street
Piedmont, AL 36272

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
Piedmont, 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
Piedmont, 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 Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is the other large 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

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

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. Brent Snead is the Warden.

Cherokee County Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

The Cherokee County Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

Piedmont, Alabama – Open Records Requests

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

Michelle Franklin, City Clerk
109 North Center Ave
Piedmont, AL 36272