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Welcome to Our Website


Sheriff Jonathon W. Horton

Welcome 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 Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations Division, Corrections Division, School Resource Officer Division, Warrant Division, Civil Paper Division, Special Operations Division and the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit. We also have a proud staff of volunteers that serve with the Etowah County Reserve Unit and Community Resources Division.

One of the primary duties of sheriffs in Alabama is to act as an officer of the courts. The Sheriff is responsible for service of court papers and documents. The Sheriff also maintains the Etowah County Detention Center; where up to a total of 965 inmates may be housed. As your Sheriff, I pledge to provide you the best possible service through highly trained, confident, concerned and qualified personnel.

Vision Statement:

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office will continue to grow, adapt, and evolve as we continue to provide the highest level of professional service and protection to all residents and visitors of our county. 

Mission Statement:

All members of the Etowah County Sheriff's Office are committed to earning the trust of all people with integrity and respect and to have the courage to uphold the law with professionalism and fairness.


I hope you take a few moments to navigate through the various links and pages of our website. Also, you can follow us on Facebook. If you have any further questions, please contact us @ 256-546-2825.

It is truly our overall objective and commitment to "Serve all with a Servant's Heart...."

Thank you,

Sheriff Jonathon W. Horton