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Jail Renovations

March 22, 2019 | Events

Etowah County Detention Center renovations are in full swing and are set to be finished by winter 2020. The annex building will be up and running by summer 2019.


Gadsden/Etowah County Jail Contract

March 19, 2018 | Events

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Etowah County Commission and The City of Gadsden’s Mayor and Council have agreed upon terms to continue the housing of Gadsden Municipal Inmates.


Sheriff takes Office

January 25, 2018 | Events

January 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. Sheriff Jonathon W. Horton was sworn into office by Probate Judge Bobby Junkins.  “Words cannot express, and there are no adjectives to describe, what this day means to me,” Sheriff Horton said. “I am a living example to never give up.”  

Message From the Sheriff

Sheriff Jonathon W HortonWelcome to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office official website. I am pleased you have visited our site and hope you find it informative. It is my Honor to Serve as Your Sheriff. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the people of Etowah County through...

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