Latest News and Events

  • Dothan PD Cracking Down on Gun Violence

    Dothan PD Cracking Down on Gun Violence

    During the last two weeks the Dothan Police Department have been successful in recovering numerous firearms and illegal narcotics. This was a team effort from the entire department and was accomplished through sectored patrol techniques and several search warrants. Thirty-six …Read More »
  • UPDATE: Suspect in Double Murder Now in Custody

    UPDATE: Suspect in Double Murder Now in Custody

    Update:  Vincent Lamar Oliver Jr. has been taken into custody and has ben charged as a juvenile with two counts of Capital Murder. He will be held in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center. Due to the restriction of a court …Read More »
  • Two Shot Dead Inside A Residence

    Two Shot Dead Inside A Residence

    On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at approximately 8:04 p.m., the Dothan Police Department responded to the 200 block of Fifth Avenue for a report of two people being shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed that information to be …Read More »
  • Fugitive Apprehended and Received Multiple Additional Charges

    Fugitive Apprehended and Received Multiple Additional Charges

    On Wednesday, November16, 2022, during the early morning hours, officers with the Dothan Police Department located a wanted felon, Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. Byrd was wanted for several outstanding warrants related to the Burglary of Money …Read More »
  • Domestic Incident Leaves Two People Shot

    Domestic Incident Leaves Two People Shot

    On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at approximately 7:52 AM, the Dothan Communication Center received a report of a firearm assault in the 300 block of Donna Drive. When officers arrived, they determined there were two victims; one still on scene …Read More »

A Message from the Chief

Chief William Benny

The goal of the Dothan Police Department is to provide a crime-free and safe environment through strategic policing, integrity, trust, transparency, respect, and strong community partnerships. We are dedicated to professional policing with our commitment to CALEA Accreditation and the highest level of training for our officers and staff. The Dothan Police Department is devoted to professionalism, courtesy and equal treatment of our citizens and guests under the law. As the Chief of Police for the City of Dothan, I willingly accept these responsibilities and hold myself accountable for their accomplishment.

William E. Benny
Chief of Police

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