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Dale County Arrest Records

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Dale County, AL Arrest Records

What are Dale County Arrest Statistics?

Dale County had 767 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 483.48 per 100.000 population which is by 34.58% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 44 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Baldwin and county Bibb it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 767Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 483.48Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 44Violent crime arrests

Dale County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dale is larceny/theft - 114 arrests followed by burglary - 53 and motor vehicle theft - 27 arrests.

  • 114Larceny/Theft
  • 53Burglary
  • 27Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dale County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 11.19% lower.

Dale County Crime Rate from 2003-2017

Dale County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Dale county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Dale county police reports, Dale county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Dale county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Dale county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Dale County Mugshots

Dale County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Dale county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Dale county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Dale county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Dale County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dale county, Alabama with a total number of 51 employees - 2 female, 22 male officers and 27 civilians. Dale County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is AL0260000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Dale County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Alabama
  • City: Ozark
  • Type: County
  • Address: 181 W Reynolds St
  • Phone Number: 334-774-2335
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Dale County

Ariton Police Department224 E Main Street PO Box 53(334)762-2222
Newton Police Department9 North College Street(334)299-3777
Ozark Police DepartmentPO Box 1987(334)445-6321

Dale County, AL Jail and Inmate Records

DALE County has 60 jails with an average daily population of 825 inmates with a total of 60 jail population. When breaking down the DALE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 8 female and 56 male inmates.

  • 60Jails
  • 60Prisoners
  • 184 %Jail Rate

How Does Dale County Inmate Search Work?

Dale County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Dale county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Dale County Booking

Dale county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Dale county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Dale county booking records without any type of permission .

Dale County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dale County Jail & Sheriff
  • State: AL
  • City: Ozark
  • Type: County
  • Address: 113 West Reynolds Street
  • Phone Number: 334-774-5402
  • Fax: 334-774-2909
  • Website:
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