The Dothan Police Department is divided into four main bureaus each commanded by a Police Captain. These bureaus are responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operation of the police department.
Administrative Services Bureau
The Administrative Services Bureau oversees CALEA accreditation, technical services, city jail, the records division, court bailiff, ordinance compliance, animal services, front desk and evidence vault.
Investigative Services Bureau
The Investigative Services Bureau contains the criminal investigations division, which handles violent crime, juvenile crime and property crime and vice, which handles drug, prostitution, and gambling investigations. The crime scene investigative unit is also a part of this bureau.
Patrol Services Bureau
The Patrol Services Bureau is responsible for the traditional patrol function including the four patrol squads, traffic division, Police K9 Unit, as well as crossing guards.
Special Operations Bureau
The Special Operations Bureau contains the Communications Center, community service division, and training division. Additionally, the special service units of the department are overseen by this bureau including the Special Response Team, Rapid Response Team, and Bomb Explosive Disposal team, among others.