About Us

The Dothan Police Department provides public safety services to the people of the City of Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is located in the southeastern corner of Alabama roughly 18 miles west of Georgia and north of Florida. The City of Dothan has about 68,000 residents with the surrounding metropolitan area having around 145,000 residents.

The Dothan Police Department is currently comprised of 171 sworn police positions and about 90 civilian support staff including a full-time Communications Center for all city departments. The police department is also responsible for the operation of the Dothan City Jail as well as the Dothan Animal Shelter.

The Dothan Police Department is an accredited agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Latest News and Events

  • Dothan Man Arrested for Convenience Store Robbery

    Dothan Man Arrested for Convenience Store Robbery

    On December 14th, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. patrol officers responded to an Robbery at the Fast Lane Convenience store in the 2100 block of Denton Road. A black male, with a mask covering his face, entered the business and demanded money from …Read More »
  • Robbery and Firearm Assault in Dothan

    Robbery and Firearm Assault in Dothan

    On December 13, 2017  at approximately 8:30 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 1000 block of Summit Street. Officers located the victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. During …Read More »
  • Community Tips Help Nab Drug Trafficker

    Community Tips Help Nab Drug Trafficker

    On 12/12/2017 after posting that the Dothan Police Department was looking for Leroy Bryant on numerous charges, including drug trafficking, we received numerous tips from concerned citizens who are as dedicated as we are in keeping the community safe and …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Wanted for Drug Trafficking

    Dothan Man Wanted for Drug Trafficking

    On 12/11/2017 Vice Investigators concluded a thirty day investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics. Vice Investigators along with CID Investigators executed two search warrants simultaneously in the 200 block of Lanier Street and the 1000 block of S. Bell …Read More »
  • Stolen Property from SunSouth in Dothan Recovered

    Stolen Property from SunSouth in Dothan Recovered

    On the evening of December 5, 2017 SunSouth (John Deere) in Dothan was the victim of a theft. A large amount of lawn equipment, vehicles, and trailers were taken from the business. During the investigation Dothan Police Investigators received information …Read 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