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Sheffield, Alabama

Sheffield is a city in Colbert County, in the northwestern part of Alabama, with a population of 1,048 residents. Tuscumbia is the County Seat of Colbert County. Ian Sanford is the mayor of Sheffield, and the City Hall is located on Montgomery Avenue.

City of Sheffield
600 Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660
256-383-0250

Ian Sanford, Mayor
itsinala@sheffieldalabama.org

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Sheffield.. There were 9 reported rapes, 52 reported assaults, 12 reported robberies, 78 reported burglaries, 257 reported thefts, and 40 reported auto thefts. This gave Sheffield a crime index of 440.1, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 278.2. There were 22 registered sex offenders living in Sheffield, as of May 2018.

Sheffield Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 448 reported crimes in Sheffield, which gave the city a crime rate of 4,912 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly 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 is the most common crime in Sheffield.

The Sheffield Police Department is also located on Montgomery Avenue and Greg Ray is the Chief of Police.

Sheffield Police Department
600 Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660
256-386-5630

Sheffield Police Department Facebook Page

Greg Ray, Chief of Police
gray@sheffieldpolice.org

The Sheffield City Jail is located on the premises with the police department. Inmates may receive a maximum of 2 visitors within one weekly visit. Visits may only be on Tuesday-Friday, and the visitor must be on a preapproved list. The visitor must also schedule the visit in advance with the Jail Administrator.

Sheffield City Jail

The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office is the larger police department in the area and is located in Tuscumbia. Frank Williamson is the sheriff. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, criminal investigations, drug task force, jail, and K-9.

Colbert County Sheriff’s Office
201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
256-383-0741

Colbert County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Colbert County Jail is located on 4th Street, and the Jail Administrator is Marcus Rutland. The jail typically houses over 100 inmates at any given time. Visitation is on Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute visit.

Colbert County Jail
107 W. 4th Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
256-386-8551

Colbert County’s Most Wanted list can be viewed online.

Sheffield, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is Clayton Kelly. The City Clerk has the responsibility of ensuring that accurate records and documents are kept.

Clayton Kelly, City Clerk
600 Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660
256-383-0250
ckelly@sheffieldalabama.org

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