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Arson Timber Theft Hotline



The Alabama Forestry Commission provides an arson/forest crimes hotline so that citizens can call and report:

  • Suspicious activity in areas where wildfires have occurred
  • Theft of timber
  • Theft or vandalism of timber harvesting equipment

The toll-free number is 1-800-222-2927. Information provided is confidential and you will remain anonymous.

The AFC’s Law Enforcement program is committed to reducing the number of wildland crimes committed against landowners and the timber industry each year. These crimes generate annual losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars to landowners and the timber industry through thefts of timber, wildland fires, and the theft or vandalism of timber harvesting equipment. Arson is the leading cause of wildland fires in Alabama.

AFC Law Enforcement Officers
North Region James Bozeman 205-707-1002
Northeast Region Justin Kinney  256-299-0560
Northwest Region Steve Lamkin  205-361-8015
East Central Region Chad Gilliland 334-850-3613
Southeast Region Chris Mead 334-726-0068
  Tony Chandler 251-212-1143
Southwest Region Donnie Parker 251-212-1113
  Walter Grant 334-456-1869
Law Enforcement Chief Craig Hill Office: 334-240-9366
Cell: 334-850-3665

Additional Resources:

Forestry and Related Laws, (pdf)-(code of Alabama)