Latest News and Events

  • DPD K9 of the day Paul

    DPD K9 of the day Paul

    Today’s dog of the day is canine Paul. Here is what his partner says about him, At work Paul is a hard worker and full of energy. Paul loves his job and would spend everyday at work if he could. …Read More »
  • DPD K9 Dog of the Day!

    DPD K9 Dog of the Day!

    DPD K9 Unit would like to introduce K9 Bert. Bert is one of two new partners for the Dothan Police Department and we congratulate him and his Handler on their upcoming graduation from K9 School this week. Bert will celebrate …Read More »
  • One Arrest in Friday Shooting in Dothan

    One Arrest in Friday Shooting in Dothan

    On Friday March 22, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 600 block of E. Newton Street. Officers found the victim, Lance Bynes (40), laying on the ground with two gunshot wounds. One of the shots entered …Read More »
  • Community Helpers’ Week at Houston Academy!

    Community Helpers’ Week at Houston Academy!

    Today the Special Response Team and Bomb Team were invited to give presentations to students at Houston Academy! Students were able to learn about the special tools and tactics each team utilizes, and learn a little about the kind of …Read More »
  • Father-Son Duo!

    Father-Son Duo!

    DPD family: Jeff and Austin ArnoldRead More »

A Message from the Chief

Chief Steve Parrish

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