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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa is a city in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and has a population of 1,399 people. Tuscaloosa is also the County Seat of Tuscaloosa County. The mayor of Tuscaloosa is Walt Maddox, and his office is located in the City Hall, which is on University Boulevard.

City of Tuscaloosa
City Hall
2201 University Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-228-5311

Walt Maddox, Mayor
205-248-5001

In the year 2016, there were 14 murders in Tuscaloosa. There were 54 reported rapes, 172 reported robberies, and 240 reported assaults. There were also 794 reported burglaries, 2,708 reported thefts, and 6 reported auto thefts. Tuscaloosa had a crime index of 353.4, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. As of May 2018, there were 150 registered sex offenders living in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 4,212 crimes reported in Tuscaloosa, which gave the city a crime rate of 4,215 per 100,000 persons. This is higher 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 common crimes in Tuscaloosa.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department is located on Trevor S. Phillips Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Steven D. Anderson. Divisions within the department include patrol, investigations, communications, police records, juvenile, homicide, and traffic.

Tuscaloosa Police Department
3801 Trevor S Phillips Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-349-2121

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is located in Tuscaloosa, and the sheriff is Ron Abernathy. Divisions within the department include communications, training, investigative services, jail, the technical services group, and the uniformed services. The sheriff’s office employs approximately 215 people.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
714 ½ Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-752-0616

Sheriff Ron Abernathy
205-464-8501

The Tuscaloosa County Jail is located on 26th Avenue, and the Chief of Operations is Eric Bailey. Visitation is held 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm, but inmates may only receive one visitor per week, with a maximum of 2 people per visit. You must be listed on the visitor list for the inmate before you can make an appointment to visit. Appointments must be made by calling between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm the day before you’d like to visit.

Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-349-4511

Eric Bailey, Chief of Operations
205-464-8662

Tuscaloosa County’s Most Wanted can be viewed online.

A search for warrants in Tuscaloosa County can also be done online.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is Mark Fields. It’s the responsibility of the City Clerk to ensure that accurate records of every action by the town are kept, and to maintain the elections records.

Mark Fields
2201 University Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-248-5010

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