Anniston, AL

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Anniston, Alabama is a city of about 21,000 residents, located at roughly the midpoint between Atlanta and Birmingham, along the Interstate 20 corridor. It is the county seat of Calhoun County.

Community complaints play a role in police addressing prostitution. At least one reverse sting has been conducted in in the city, in 2007. That operation resulted in the arrest of 12 sex buyers, who were charged with Class A misdemeanors.

Key Partners

  • Calhoun/Cleburne County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force


State Alabama
Type City
Population 21688
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