Sylacauga, Alabama

Sylacauga is a city in central Alabama, in Talladega County, and it is home to 12,749 residents. Talladega is the County Seat of Talladega County. James Whitney Heigl is the mayor of Sylacauga, and City Hall is located on Broadway Avenue.

City of Sylacauga
City Hall
301 N. Broadway Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

James Whitney Heigl, Mayor

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Sylacauga. There were 6 reported rapes and 10 reported robberies.There were also 52 reported assaults, 104 reported burglaries, 574 reported thefts, and 35 reported auto thefts. This gave Sylacauga crime index of 405.9, far above the United States crime index of 278.5 As of May 2018, there were 86 registered sex offenders living in Sylacauga.

Sylacauga, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2016, there were 781 reported crimes in Sylacauga, which gives the city a crime rate of 6,187 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. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Sylacauga.

The Sylacauga Police Department is located on Broadway Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Kelley Johnson. The police department employs 38 police officers. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, and administration.

Sylacauga Police Department
301 N. Broadway Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Kelley Johnson, Chief of Police

The larger police department in the area is the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Talladega, and the sheriff is Jimmy Kilgore. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, the county jail, school resource officers, patrol, investigations, drug task force, and court security. The Talladega County Jail is also located in Talladega, and the Jail Administrator is Captain Ron Smith. The jail houses over 200 inmates daily.

Talladega County Sheriff’s Office
148 East St N
Talladega, AL 35161

Talladega County Jail
150 East Renfroe Road
Talladega, AL 35161

The Talladega County’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

Sylacauga, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be made through the Interim City Clerk, Kim Morris. It’s the City Clerk’s responsibility to ensure that elections run smoothly and that accurate records are kept.

Kim Morris, Interim City Clerk
301 N. Broadway Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150