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 electronics maintenance CALEA accreditation, technical services, city jail, the records division, court bailiff, and ordinance compliance along with the communication center, 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, as well as crossing guards.
Special Operations Bureau
The Special Operations Bureau contains animal services, 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, Bomb Explosive Disposal team and the Police K9 unit, among others.