Southside, Alabama

Southside is a city in both Calhoun and Etowah Counties, in central Alabama. Anniston is the County Seat of Calhoun County, and Gadsden is the County Seat of Etowah County. The population of Southside is 8,412 people, and the mayor of the city is Wally Burns. City Hall is located on Highway 77.

City of Southside
City Hall
2255 Highway 77
Southside, AL 35907

City of Southside Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Southside. There were 7 reported assaults, 7 reported rapes, and 3 reported robberies. There were also 29 reported burglaries, 70 reported thefts, and 12 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 159.1, which is far below the United States national crime index of 280.5. There were 6 registered sex offenders living in Southside, as of May 2018.

Southside, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 128 reported crimes in Southside. This gave the city a crime rate of 1,488 per 100,000 persons. This is much lower 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 reported in Southside.

The Southside Police Department is also located on Highway 77, and the Chief of Police is Chris Jones. The police department employs 12 police officers.

Southside Police Department
2255 Highway 77
Southside, AL 35907

Chris Jones, Chief of Police
256-442-2255 ext 108

The area is also served by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, which is also located in Anniston. The sheriff is Matthew Wade, who has been serving as sheriff since 2016. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, court services, corrections, administration, communications, reserves, Emergency Services Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and resource officers.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Calhoun County Jail is also located on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and the Jail Administrator is Eric Starr. The jail typically has more than 400 inmates daily. Visitation with inmates must be scheduled in advance, and all visitors must be on the inmate’s visitor list. Only authorized immediate family members can visit inmates. Visits can be scheduled by calling the number 256-241-8032.

Calhoun County Jail
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

Captain Eric Starr, Jail Administrator

Outstanding warrants for Calhoun County can be viewed online.

Calhoun County’s Most Wanted fugitives can also be viewed online.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is another large police department in the area, and it’s located in Gadsden. The sheriff is Todd Entrekin. The sheriff’s office is divided into divisions, including detention, administration, enforcement, investigations, special units, and drug enforcement. There are approximately 38 deputies employed by the sheriff’s office.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Todd Entrekin, Sheriff

The detention center is also located on the premises with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Chief Deputy of Detention is Scott Hassell. Visitation with inmates is from Sunday through Wednesday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. All visitation is by video, and inmates may only have one visit per day, with a maximum of 2 visits per week. All visits require appointments, and the inmate is responsible for scheduling the visit.

Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Scott Hassell, Chief Deputy of Detention

Etowah County’s Most Wanted fugitives can be viewed online.

Southside, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, Cynthia Osbourne. The City Clerk maintains all records for all city actions and meetings.

Cynthia Osbourne, City Clerk
2255 Highway 77
Southside, AL 35907
256-442-9775 ext 102

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