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Anniston Police Department
(Chief of Police)
1200 Gurnee Ave,
Anniston, AL, 36201

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The city of Anniston, also called "The Model City" was settled in April 1872 and encompasses the following counties: Calhoun. Anniston's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Gene Robinson.

Anniston encompasses land area: 45.4 sq mi (117.7 km2), water area: 0 sq mi (0.1 km2). The elevation is 719 ft (219 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 23,689. This equates to a population density of 534.4/sq mi (203.8/km2). The local time zone is Central (CST) (UTC-6).

Local area codes are 256. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 01-01852, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.annistonal.gov.

Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 24,276. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741. The city is the county seat of Calhoun County and one of two urban centers/principal cities of and included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Named The Model City by Atlanta newspaperman Henry W. Grady for its careful planning in the late 19th century, the city is situated on the slope of Blue Mountain.

Though the surrounding area was settled long before, the mineral resources in the area of Anniston weren't exploited until the Civil War. During that time, the Confederate States of America established and operated an iron furnace near present day downtown Anniston, until the furnace was destroyed by Union troops in 1865. Later, cast iron for sewer systems became the focus of Anniston's industrial output. Cast iron pipe, also called soil pipe, was popular until the advent of plastic pipe in the 1960s.