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Samson, Alabama

Samson is a city in Geneva County, Alabama, in the southern part of the state. Geneva is the County Seat of Geneva County. The mayor is Clay King. City Hall is located on Main Street. The population of Samson is 1,940 people.

City of Samson
City Hall
104 East Main Street
Samson, Alabama 36477
334-898-7541

In the year 2016, there were no murders or robberies in Samson. There were 2 reported rapes and 25 reported assaults. There were also 18 reported burglaries, 68 reported thefts, and 5 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 570.1, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. There were 22 registered sex offenders living in Samson, as of May 2018.

Samson, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 118 reported crimes in Samson in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 6,127 per 100,000 persons. This is much 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 Samson.

The Samson Police Department is located on Main Street, and the Chief of Police is Jimmy Hill.

Samson Police Department
13 East Main Street
Samson, Alabama 36477
334-898-7118

The larger police department in the area is the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office in Gadsden, where Tony Helms is the sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office includes patrol, criminal, and corrections divisions, along with offering resources to schools and courts.

Geneva County Sheriff’s Office
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340
334-684-5660

Geneva County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Geneva County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office and can house approximately 95 inmates. James Kelly is in charge of the jail, and there are 14 correctional officers employed by the jail. Visitation with inmates is held on Sundays, from 1 pm to 3 pm, except for the 5th Sunday of the month. Inmates may only receive visitors every other Sunday. Visits are limited to 15 minutes.

Geneva County Jail
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340
334-684-5671

Samson, Alabama – Open Records Requests

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

Michelle S. Flanery, City Clerk
104 East Main Street
Samson, Alabama 36477
334-898-7541

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