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Public Safety

City of Wetumpka Police Department
208 Marshal Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092
(334) 567-5321
Police Chief Dan Billingsley


City of Wetumpka Fire Department
411 South Main Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092
(334) 567-1333
Fire Chief Greg Willis


Elmore County Sheriff’s Department
8955 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, AL 36092
(334) 567-5546
Sheriff Bill Franklin

Alabama State Police
Montgomery Office: (334) 270-1122
Highway Emergency: (334) 242-4128


Federal Bureau of Investigation
Montgomery Office: (334) 263-1691


Alabama National Guard (CLOSED)
Fort John M. Boddie Armory
8056 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, AL 36092
(334) 567-0119
1206 QM Detachment (334) 567-5100
1209 QM Detachment (334) 567-0444


Alabama Department of Public Safety is located in the Driver's License Testing Facility at 303 Hill Street in Downtown Wetumpka.

Prisons in Elmore County

Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

Capacity of 702

Opened  Dec. 1942

(334) 567-4369

8966 US Hwy 231 N.

Wetumpka, AL 36092

Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women was completed in December 1942, at a cost of $350,000 and had a capacity for 400 female inmates. The newer Tutwiler Prison replaced an older Tutwiler Prison for Women, which had been the state's first prison, the Wetumpka Prison, since it primarily maintained female inmates. The facility was named in honor of the "Angel of the Stockades", Julia S. Tutwiler, a noted Alabama educator and crusader for inmate education, classification, and improvement of prison conditions.

Since Tutwiler has a death row, it is a maximum-security prison. Tutwiler is also the receiving unit for all in-coming female inmates. The prison has thirteen (13) dormitories, segregation, mental health unit, a medical infirmary, and units for inmates who are pregnant, or aged and/or infirmed. In addition, Tutwiler has an auditorium, a chapel, substance-abuse treatment, and administrative ancillary services.

Tutwiler’s clothing plant manufactures inmate clothing items for the Department and county jails.

Elmore County Correctional Facility

Capacity of 1176

Opened 1981

(334) 567-1460

3250 Marion Spillway Rd.

Elmore, AL 36025

Elmore Correctional Facility originated as a temporary institution in 1981 using modular units for dormitories and a permanently constructed dining hall. During July 1991, three dormitories were constructed with a capacity for 300 inmates each. Additionally, a new kitchen has been added to the dining hall, and the old kitchen renovated into an administrative area. Elmore also has a laundry operation, a visiting area, a law library, substance abuse treatment area, and has a chapel currently under construction. The inmates have opportunity to participate in numerous religious, recreational, educational and self-help programs at Elmore. The facility is located just north of Montgomery in Elmore.

Elmore is the recycling headquarters for the Department, and also maintains compost for the local area. Inmates classified as minimum-in custody are required to work upon the institution’s property while under the supervision of Department employees; whereas minimum-out inmates may work off the property under free world supervision. Inmates employed on renovation crews of the Alabama Correctional Industries are housed at their work sites until weekends and holidays when they are returned to the institution.

Draper Correctional Facility

Capacity of 1232

Opened 1939

(334) 567-2221

2828 Alabama Highway 143

Elmore, AL 36025

Draper was constructed in 1939 with a capacity for 600 first-time male felony offenders. Located in Elmore County on State Highway 143, the facility replaced the Speigner Reformatory. The current inmate population is housed in seven dormitory-style cellblocks and a 47-inmate capacity segregation unit.

Draper's stated goal is to maintain an appropriate level of security that will eliminate escapes and present no dangerous threats to the community, while at the same time providing an adequate housing, education and productive work for the inmates. Each inmate has an assigned job within the institution, on a large farming operation, a furniture plant, or a vehicle garage.


Wetumpka Continues to Be a Safe Place to Live

City's Crime Stats Better than Average

Jan. 19, 2014

For the fifth straight year, statistics for the Wetumpka Police Department are better than the state average, according to Wetumpka Police Chief Celia Dixon.

"What does that mean to our citizens? It means Wetumpka continues to be a safe place to live, work and play," she said.

Among the local statistics for 2013 were: no homocides in the city limits, all reported robberies were cleared/solved and 80% of the 70 reported drug offenses were solved.

During the past year, Wetumpka police made a total of 1,062 arrests (79 of those were DUI arrests) and worked 613 traffic accidents.

Dixon credits Wetumpka's officers and citizens with the department's success in enforcement.