2024 Redistricting

Anniston Police Department

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The City of Anniston’s Police Department is led by Chief of Police Nick Bowles. The department has been proudly serving our community since 1883. 

We are dedicated to keeping our community safe and providing professional law enforcement to the City of Anniston.

The Anniston Police Department is located at 174 West 13th Street, Anniston, AL 36201. We are a municipal police department with 92 sworn positions and 7 civilian positions. The Anniston Police Department provides law enforcement and related services for the City of Anniston, covering the city limits and police jurisdiction.

The Anniston Police Citizen’s Advisory Council (APCAC) serves as a liaison between our community and the police department. They field citizen’s concerns, and help communicate them back to the department. To learn more about APCAC, click here.

Contact Us:

Emergency Calls: Dial 911
Non-Emergency Calls: 256-238-1800
Fax: 256-231-7676
E-Mail: apd@annistonal.gov

Investigative Division
Phone: 256-240-4000
Fax: 256-231-7616

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Animal control

Please be aware that until further notice the Calhoun County Animal Control Center will only be able to accept animals in emergency situations due to high intake levels coupled with staffing shortages

City leadership asks for citizens’ patience as our animal control unit must prioritize emergency situations when addressing reported animal concerns throughout the City of Anniston due to the current constraints of the Calhoun County Animal Control Center. To contact our animal control unit, please call 256-238-1800

At this time, City of Anniston Animal Control Vouchers will only be issued in emergency situations. Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis prior to a voucher being issued. 

Public Comment Portal

In March of 2017, The Anniston Police Department was awarded a certificate of Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA certifies law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. by helping them develop and update their policies and procedures to better serve their respective communities. Below is a link to a public portal where anyone can leave a comment regarding the Anniston Police Department’s performance.

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.