Latest News and Events

  • Update on Murder from Alabama Avenue

    Update on Murder from Alabama Avenue

    On April 29, 2021, Criminal Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit and Forensic Services Unit began the investigation into the murder of Johnnie Settle in the 700 block of Alabama Avenue.  In the evening hours of May 4, 2021, the …Read More »
  • Police Seeking Information on Murder on Alabama Ave

    Police Seeking Information on Murder on Alabama Ave

    On April 29, 2021, Dothan Police responded to the 700 block of Alabama Avenue for a subject suffering from gunshot wounds.  Before police and medics arrived on scene, the victim had been taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital.  …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Charged with Capital Murder in Scott Road Murder Case

    Dothan Man Charged with Capital Murder in Scott Road Murder Case

    On April 28, 2021, Dothan Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Scott Road for a medical call for service.  When officers arrived on scene, they found a male victim in the residence suffering from multiple …Read More »
  • Traffic Fatality on South Oates

    Traffic Fatality on South Oates

    On April 23, 2021, Dothan Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the 4600 block of South Oates Street. A small SUV was traveling south bound on South Oates Street and struck James Allen Sharp, 41 …Read More »
  • Dothan Man Arrested on Rape and Sodomy Charges

    Dothan Man Arrested on Rape and Sodomy Charges

    On April 12, 2021, the Dothan Police Department was made aware of a sexual assault that took place at Dothan High School, 3209 Reeves Street, in Dothan.  The offenses occurred between March 8, 2021 and March 12, 2021.  As a …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