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Taylor, Alabama

Taylor is a city in Geneva County and Houston County, Alabama, in the southern part of the state. Geneva is the County Seat of Geneva County. Dothan is the County Seat of Houston County. The mayor is Billy M. Snell, Jr. The CityHall is located on Highway 605. The population of Taylor is 2,375 people.

City of Taylor
City Hall
1469 S St. Hwy 605
Taylor, AL 36301
334-677-5079

The most recent year for which crime information is available for Taylor is the year 2014. In that year, there were no murders, rapes, robberies, or burglaries reported. There were 8 reported thefts, 1 reported assault, and 1 reported auto theft. This gave the city a crime index of 24.9, which is much lower than the United States national crime index of 263.7.There were 3 registered sex offenders living in Taylor, as of May 2018.

Taylor, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There is limited information available about Taylor for the year 2016, but the estimated crime rate was 1,742 per 100,000 persons. This is lower than 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 crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Taylor.

The Taylor Police Department is also located on Highway 605, and the Chief of Police is Dennis Adkins.

Taylor Police Department
1469 S St. Hwy 605
Taylor, AL 36301
334-677-5079

The larger police department in the area is the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office in Gadsden, where Tony Helms is the sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office includes patrol, criminal, and corrections divisions, along with offering resources to schools and courts.

Geneva County Sheriff’s Office
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340
334-684-5660

The Geneva County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office and can house approximately 95 inmates. James Kelly is in charge of the jail, and there are 14 correctional officers employed by the jail. Visitation with inmates is held on Sundays, from 1 pm to 3 pm, except for the 5th Sunday of the month. Inmates may only receive visitors every other Sunday. Visits are limited to 15 minutes.

Geneva County Jail
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340
334-684-5671

The other police department in the area is the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Dothan. The Sheriff is Donald Valenza. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the civil division, command staff, communications, courthouse security, criminal investigations, field operations, drug investigations, and the jail.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office
144 N. Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36303
334-667-4888

The Houston County Jail is located on East Main Street in Dothan, and is headed by Captain Keith Reed. On any given day, there are nearly 300 inmates at the jail. Face-to-face visitation with inmates is allowed, as are video and telephone visits. There is a fee for video visits. Inmates who want to receive visitors must complete a visitors list, which can only be updated twice a year. Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visit per designated weekend, with a maximum of 2 visitors per visit. Visitation days and times are determined by the sex and location of the inmate.

Houston County Jail
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36303
334-712-0762

Taylor, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the Taylor City Clerk, Barbara Benton. The City Clerk is in charge of ensuring accurate records are kept of all city events and transactions.

Barbara Benton
1469 S St. Hwy 605
Taylor, AL 36301
334-677-5079
bbenton@cityoftaylor.org

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