Scottsboro, Alabama

Scottsboro is a city in northeastern Alabama, in Jackson County, and it’s also the County Seat of Jackson County. Scottsboro has a population of 14,770 residents, and the mayor is Robin Shelton. The City Hall is located on Broad Street.

City of Scottsboro
City Hall
316 S Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

City of Scottsboro Facebook Page

Robin Shelton, Mayor

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Scottsboro. There were 6 reported rapes, 6 reported robberies, and 217 reported assaults. There were 80 reported burglaries, 396 reported thefts, and 30 reported auto thefts. This gave the town a crime index of 501.9, which is much higher than the United States national crime index of 280.3. There were 35 registered sex offenders living in Scottsboro, as of May 2018.

Scottsboro, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 735 reported crimes in Scottsboro, which gave the city a crime rate of 4,996 per 100,000 persons. This is much higher 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 crime seems to be the most common crime in Scottsboro.

The Scottsboro Police Department is also located on Broad Street, and the Chief of Police is Ralph Dawe. Divisions within the department include administration, detectives, school resource officers, animal control, and city jail. The police department employs 44 sworn police officers.

Scottsboro Police Department
916 S Broad St # 1
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Ralph Dawe, Chief of Police
256-574-4468 ext 333

The City Jail is on the premises with the police department, and the Jail Administrator is Lieutenant Scott Matthews.

Lt. Scott Matthews, Jail Administrator
256-574-4468 ext 341

The Scottsboro Police Department’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

The larger police department in the area is the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Scottsboro. The sheriff is Chuck Phillips. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, dispatch, jail, narcotics, patrol, and investigations. The jail is on the premises with the sheriff’s office and is headed by Chief Warden Betsy Gentles. The jail employs 36 full-time staff members and can house over 200 inmates.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
102 East Laurel Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Jackson County Jail

Jackson County’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

Scottsboro, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Whitney Phillips. It’s the City Clerk’s responsibility to ensure that accurate records are kept for the town.

Whitney Phillips
316 S Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

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