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Riverside, Alabama

Riverside is a city in central Alabama, northeast of Birmingham, in St. Clair County. Ashville is the County Seat of St. Clair County. The population is 2,208 residents. Rusty Jessup is the mayor of Riverside, and his office is part of the City Hall, located on Depot Street.

City of Riverside
City Hall
379 Depot Street
Riverside, Alabama 35135
205-338-7692

Rusty Jessup, Mayor
205-338-7692 ext 7

In 2016, there were no murders or rapes in Riverside. There was 1 reported robbery, and there was 1 reported assault. There were also 21 reported burglaries, 42 reported thefts, and 4 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 171.3, which is much lower than the United States national crime index of 270.9. As of May 2018, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Riverside.

Riverside, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

For 2016, there were 69 reported crime events in Riverside, which gives the city a crime rate of 2,978 per 100,000 persons. That’s lower than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons, but higher than the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. The most commonly reported crimes in Riverside are property crimes.

The Riverside Police Department is located on Depot Street, and the Police Chief is Rick Oliver. The police department employs 3 full-time officers and 14 part-time officers.

Riverside Police Department
379 Depot Street
Riverside, Alabama 35135
205-338-7692

Rick Oliver, Chief of Police
rdoliver117@hotmail.com

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area, located in Ashville, and Terry Surles is the Sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the canine unit, the county jail, DARE, investigations, operations, patrol, and school resource officers. There are two county jails located within St. Clair County, one in Riverside and one in Pell City. Chief Austin Nash is the Jail Administrator.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
48 6th Street
Suite 300
Riverside, AL 35953
205-594-2140

Terry Surles, Sheriff
sheriff@stclairco.com

Riverside, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Candace Smith. The City Clerk is in charge of ensuring accurate records are kept of all city events and transactions.

Candace Smith
379 Depot Street
Riverside, Alabama 35135
205-338-7692

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