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Rainsville, Alabama

Rainsville is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, Fort Payne is the County Seat of DeKalb County. Rainsville has a population of 4,948 people, and the mayor of the city is Rodger Lingerfelt. City Hall is located on McCurdy Avenue.

City of Rainsville
City Hall
70 McCurdy Avenue S
Rainsville, AL 35986
256.638-6331

In the year 2016, there were no murders, rapes, or robberies in Rainsville. There were 8 reported assaults. There were also 29 reported burglaries, 87 reported thefts, and 7 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 152.0, which is below the United States national crime index of 266.3. As of May 2018, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Rainsville.

Rainsville, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 131 reported crimes in Rainsville in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 2.596 per 100,000 persons. This is lower than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons but higher than the United States crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Rainsville.

The Rainsville Police Department is located on McCurdy Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Kevin Smith. Divisions within the department include administration, investigations, patrol, communications, and school resource programs. The police department employs 14 sworn police officers.

Rainsville Police Department
42 McCurdy Ave South
Rainsville, AL 35986
256-638-2157

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Jimmy Harris. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Rainsville, and department divisions include office and jail administration, DARE, the drug task force, the mounted unit, patrol officers, the sex offenders division, investigators, and the special response team.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
2801 Jordan Rd SW
Rainsville, AL 35968
256-845-3801

The DeKalb County Jail generally houses over 200 inmates daily. The Chief Jail Administrator is Jonathan Langley, and there are 46 staff members at the jail. Video terminals may be used for visitation, but an appointment must be made in advance. Each visit is limited to 3 visitors per inmate, and a visit may be no longer than 30 minutes.

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