Safety Tips

Identity Recovery

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is a crime where someone steals your personal information—such as full name, Driver’s License number, or...

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Scams and Fraud

Learn how to protect yourself from and respond to scams and frauds. Common Scams and Frauds  –  Find information on common scams and frauds...

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Child Cyber Security

Child Safety on the Information Highway — 20th Anniversary Edition All-new content:  This guide was originally written in 1994 for the National...

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Personal Defense

The best self-defense strategies and techniques work equally well for men and women, but let’s face it: Women really need them because they’re...

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Identity Protection

Tax-related identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information to commit tax fraud. Your taxes can be affected if your Social...

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Business Security

The security of your small business is paramount in these uncertain times. Stories of civil unrest and burglaries have business owners worried...

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Protect Your Home

More than 2.1 million burglaries were reported in the United States in 2012. That’s one every 15 seconds, according to the FBI, proving just how...

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Car Safety

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, over 773,000 motor vehicles were reported stolen in 2017. While auto theft has decreased over...

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“Crime Prevention, Detection and Deterrence are the keys to prevent becoming a victim”

Report Suspicious Activity.

Stopping crime starts with you. The public will always be our greatest crime fighting resource. Please report crime tips by calling the Scottsboro Police at our 24 hour number 256-574-3333 or email us using the Criminal Information form.

The police are the public, the public are the police. The police are only the members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties that are incumbent on every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence.

-Sir Robert Peel


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Our mission is to protect life, property, and help those that are in need, to enforce local, state and federal laws within the City of Scottsboro jurisdiction. We are committed to provide the best possible service to our citizens as well as visitors to our city. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, pride, honesty and courage. We are dedicated to the interactive relationship between our community and our city leaders to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens and visitors to the City of Scottsboro.

Our officers and support staff are highly qualified and trained. They all have been instrumental in making this city maintain a below average crime rate. I am proud of all the employees and the jobs they perform for the Scottsboro Police Department and the community we serve.

– Police Chief Ron Latimer