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Rainbow City, Alabama

Rainbow City is a city in central Alabama, located within Etowah County. Rainbow City has a population of 9,602 residents, and the mayor is Terry John Calhoun. The mayor’s office is located in City Hall, which is on Rainbow Drive. The County Seat of Etowah County is Gadsden.

Rainbow City City Hall
3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906
256-442-2511

In 2016, there were 4 rapes and 1 murder in Rainbow City. There were 42 reported assaults and 1 reported robbery. There were also 40 reported burglaries, 123 reported thefts, and 19 reported auto thefts.This gives Rainbow City a crime index of 241.7, which is lower than the United States national crime index of 275.5. There were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rainbow City, as of May 2018.

Rainbow City, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

For the year 2016, there were 230 reported crimes in Rainbow City, which gives the city a crime rate of 2,403 per 100,000 persons. This is lower 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. Property crimes are the most common crimes in the city.

The Rainbow City Police Department is also located on Rainbow Drive, and the Police Chief is Jonathon W. Horton. The police department employs 24 police officers.

Rainbow City Police Department
3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906
256-442-2511

Rainbow City Police Department Facebook Page

Jonathon W. Horton, Chief of Police
jhorton@rbcalabama.com

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, and it’s located in Gadsden. The sheriff is Todd Entrekin. The sheriff’s office is divided into divisions, including detention, administration, enforcement, investigations, special units, and drug enforcement. There are approximately 38 deputies employed by the sheriff’s office.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-2825

Todd Entrekin, Sheriff
tentrekin@etowahcounty.org

The detention center is also located on the premises with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chief Deputy of Detention is Scott Hassell. Visitation with inmates is from Sunday through Wednesday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. All visitation is by video, and inmates may only have one visit per day, with a maximum of 2 visits per week. All visits require appointments, and the inmate is responsible for scheduling the visit.

Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-5410

Scott Hassell, Chief Deputy of Detention
shassell@etowahcounty.org
256-439-6515

Etowah County’s Most Wanted fugitives can be viewed online.

Rainbow City, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Beth Lee. The City Clerk maintains all records for all city actions and meetings.

Beth Lee, City Clerk
3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906
256-413-1217

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