Meet Joe W. Hereford
City Council District 4 | Mayor Pro-TEM



Joe W. Hereford is currently serving his first term on the Attalla City Council. He is Mayor Pro-Tem, Chairman of the Police Committee and Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee. Joe retired from the City of Attalla Police Department, where he served as Police Chief in 2010.

Joe is married to Emma Kate Hereford and has two daughters, Jennica Hereford and Mary Cate Hereford Fore and one granddaughter, Aviana White. They attend Stowers Hill Baptist Church of Attalla.

Joe is the managing partner of Hereford Scrap Metals, LLC located in Attalla since 1971. Joe served in law enforcement over 25 years as a deputy sheriff, patrol officer, crime scene investigator, chief investigator and retired as chief of police.


Etowah High School
Northeast Alabama Police Academy
Regional Counterdrug Training Academy
University Partnership of Alabama, Certified Law Enforcement Executive