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.

2018 Citizen’s Observer Program

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.

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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