The Dothan Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA will be conducting an assessment of the Dothan Police Department in 2018. As a part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on March 20, 2018 at 5 PM. The public information session will be held in the Municipal Courtroom at 210 N. St. Andrews Street in the Kater Williams Justice Building.
The Dothan Police Department is now accepting applications for citizens who are interested in participating in the Citizen Observer Program. This groundbreaking program gives citizens who might not otherwise have the chance, an opportunity to get to know the police department and learn about the inner workings of the department. An optional ride-a-long with a police officer is also offered. Please visit our Citizen Observer Program web page for more information and for instructions on how to apply.
- On March 14th the Dothan Police Department executed seven search warrants throughout the City in connection with the recent robberies that occurred March 9th through March 12th. Five Search Warrants were executed in the early morning hours. These search warrants …Read More »
- On March 12th at approximately 11:40 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Hobo Pantry in the 2400 block of Reeves Street. An employee stated that three black males entered the business, armed with firearms, and demanded cash from …Read More »
- On March 11th at approximately 7:50 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Dollar General in the 1000 block of Montgomery Highway. Once on scene officers discovered that two black males entered the business armed …Read More »
- On March 9th at approximately 11 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Kangaroo Convenience Store in the 300 block of Ross Clark Circle. Once on scene they discovered that three black males entered the business with bandanna’s …Read More »
Dothan City School Employee Arrested for School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 YearsOn March 9th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Phillip Erin Burns of Sweetwater Drive, Dothan and charged him with School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years. Investigators were notified by Dothan City Schools …Read More »
The Dothan Police Department is dedicated to professional excellence as an exemplary and CALEA accredited public safety agency. We are committed to establishing an environment in which members of the department and the community continue to grow together; seeking to be a catalyst for positive change through persistent, personalized and cost effective use of public safety resources. By embracing the values of pride, professionalism and integrity, we remain devoted to maintaining the public trust.
Steven L. Parrish
Chief of Police