Jefferson - Birmingham Division Sheriff's Office 2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard Birmingham AL 35203 10.5 miles from Alton 205-325-5700
Blount County Sheriff's Office 225 Industrial Park Road Oneonta AL 35121 25.7 miles from Alton 205-625-4127
Shelby County Sheriff's Office 380 McDow Road Columbiana AL 35051 27.3 miles from Alton 205-669-4181
St Clair County Sheriff's Office 48 6th Street Ashville AL 35953 28.4 miles from Alton 205-594-2140
Talladega County Sheriff's Office 148 East Street North Talladega AL 35160 32.3 miles from Alton 256-362-2748
Walker County Sheriff's Office 2001 2nd Avenue Jasper AL 35501 40.6 miles from Alton 205-302-6108
Cullman County Sheriff's Office 1900 Beech Avenue Southeast Cullman AL 35055 41.0 miles from Alton 256-735-2400
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 400 West 8th Street Anniston AL 36201 46.5 miles from Alton 850-674-5049
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.