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.