Sylvania, Alabama

Sylvania is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, Fort Payne is the County Seat of DeKalb County. Sylvania has a population of 1,837 people, and the mayor of the town is Gerald Craig. Town Hall is located on Sylvania Avenue.

Town of Sylvania
Town Hall
22957 Sylvania Avenue N
Sylvania, AL 35988

Gerald Craig, Mayor

The most recent year for which crime information is available for Sylvania is 2014, and in that year, there were no murders, rapes, assaults or robberies in Sylvania. There were 18 reported thefts, 1 reported burglary, and 2 reported auto thefts. This gave the town a crime index of 51.4, which is below the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of May 2018, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sylvania.

Sylvania, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited information available about crime in Sylvania, but the estimated crime rate of the town is 1,573 per 100,000 persons. This is lower than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Sylvania.

The Sylvania Police Department is located on Sylvania Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Eric Tidmore. Rich Golden is the Assistant Chief.

Sylvania Police Department
22957 Sylvania Avenue N
Sylvania, AL 35988

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is one of the larger police departments, and the office is run by Sheriff Nick Welden. The Sheriff’s Office is located in Sylvania, and department divisions include office and jail administration, DARE, the drug task force, the mounted unit, patrol officers, the sex offenders division, investigators, and the special response team.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
2801 Jordan Rd SW
Sylvania, AL 35968

The DeKalb County Jail generally houses over 200 inmates daily. The Chief Jail Administrator is David Smith, and there are 46 staff members at the jail. Video terminals may be used for visitation, but an appointment must be made in advance. Each visit is limited to 3 visitors per inmate, and a visit may be no longer than 30 minutes.

Sylvania, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Town Clerk, Lana Porter. The Town Clerk is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are kept for the town.

Lana Porter
22957 Sylvania Avenue N
Sylvania, AL 35988