Police Department Contacts

Ralph Dawe
Chief of Police
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 333
Email: rdawespd@scottsboro.org

Ron Latimer
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 334
Email: rlatimer@scottsboro.org

Greg Godfrey
Captain of Patrol Division
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 351

Barry Capps
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 335
Email: bcappspd@scottsboro.org

Diane Capps
Office Manager
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 331
Email: djohnspd@scottsboro.org

Daniel Pierce
Ordinance Enforcement
Phone: 256.574.4468
Extension: 336

Animal Control Center


Police Department

The Scottsboro Animal Control Center was established in 1985.  Many improvements and procedures have developed since then and we continue to maximize our services and improve our facility.  Please feel free to browse though our Web-Page to learn more about our facility and the services that we provide.  Also, feel free to stop by and visit with us in person or by telephone!

Be sure to visit our “Adopt a Dog” page to view the dogs that we have available for adoption.

The animal shelter of the Animal Control Center receives an average of 160 unwanted dogs during the summer months and an average of 130 unwanted dogs during the rest of the year.

The Animal Control Center recommends having your dog or cat spayed or neutered to control the proliferation of the unwanted pet population.

Staff Members

Animal Control Officer

Michael Venable

Animal Control Officer
Kelly Parker

Animal Control Offcier
Heather Carlin

Heather was hired as a full time animal control officer in February of 2013 to assist in the adoption of more animals to good homes.

Please click here to see the dogs we have available for adoption.

Adoption Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Phone Number


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24 Hour Emergency Number

Directions to Facility
From AL - 279, Merge onto John T. Reid Pkwy/US-72 West (About 06 Mi), Turn left
onto Marshall Dr., Take the 1st left onto Abby Lane, Animal Shelter is
behind the City Bus Garage.