Latest News and Events

  • Arrest Made for Multiple Storage Unit Burglaries

    Arrest Made for Multiple Storage Unit Burglaries

    During the past several days, the Dothan Police Department has been working a rash of storage unit burglaries that have occurred at various locations throughout the city. In recent days, patrol officers were able to develop leads that have led …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Charged with Human Trafficking

    Dothan Man Charged with Human Trafficking

    On Wednesday September 20, 2023, the Dothan Police Department was notified of an adult male who was attempting to solicit a minor for sexual purposes in exchange for money by means of electronic communication. Criminal Investigators quickly began an investigation …Read More »
  • Slocomb Man Charged with Sex Crimes

    Slocomb Man Charged with Sex Crimes

    On August 4, 2023, the Dothan Police Department began investigating a report of sex crimes against a juvenile. As a result of the investigation, 40-year-old Robert Lee Whitsette Jr. of Slocomb has been charged with four counts of Rape First …Read More »
  • UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday’s Roadway Murder

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Tuesday’s Roadway Murder

    UPDATE:  Suspect, 22 year old Kameron Zamir Head, turned himself in at the Dothan Police Department on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.   On Tuesday night, September 12, 2023, at approximately 10:30 PM Dothan Police Officers and Criminal Investigators responded to …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Murdered while Driving

    Dothan Man Murdered while Driving

    On Tuesday night, September 12, 2023, at approximately 10:30 PM the Dothan Houston County Emergency Operations Center was notified of a single vehicle accident with critical injuries in the area of Denton Road and Murray Road. Officers arrived and discovered …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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