Latest News and Events

  • Citizen observer program accepting applications

    Citizen observer program accepting applications

    The Dothan Police Department is pleased to announce the spring 2020 session of the Citizens’ Observer Program. This program is an exciting 5-week program hosted by the Dothan Police Department and is intended for citizens interested in learning more about …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Arrested for Murder

    Dothan Man Arrested for Murder

    The Dothan Police responded to the 800 blk of Williams Ave. When officers arrived they found the victim, Terrance Ransom (18),  shot multiple times in a yard. Mr. Ransom  was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigators began to follow leads …Read More »
  • 24th Annual K9 Seminar Video

    24th Annual K9 Seminar Video

    The Dothan Police Department K9 Unit wrapped up the 24th Annual K9 Seminar on Friday, February 7, 2020. This annual seminar is intended to provide K9 teams from all over the country with an opportunity to do real world scenario-based …Read More »
  • Man Shoots Girlfriend in Eye

    Man Shoots Girlfriend in Eye

    On 02/08/2020, the Dothan Police Department responded to South East Health in reference to a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found a female victim had been shot in the eye in 1000 blk of Greentree.  Through the course of …Read More »
  • Discussion on plans for animal shelter

    Discussion on plans for animal shelter

    A group of city leaders met with private partners today to discuss plans for replacing the city’s aging animal shelter. Discussions centered on projects ranging from a website for increased transparency to reviewing several possible locations for the new facility. …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