Happy national telecommunications appreciation week

Third squad patrol cooks breakfast for dispatch this morning to kick off national appreciation week!

We are so grateful for our dispatchers and all they do. Here in Dothan our team answers 911 calls, non emergency calls, dispatches for fire, police, ambulance services, police primary, police information, animal control and so much more and they do it all at once. They are an amazing team and while we appreciate them everyday, national appreciation week is a great opportunity to say thank you!

2019 Junior Police Academy

The 2019 Junior Police Academy is now accepting applications from Wiregrass youth ages 12-17 who are interested in learning more about the police department. The JPA is a two-week summer program designed to motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education. An extension of community policing, the JPA transforms the traditional role of a police officer into one of mentor and friend. At the same time it encourages young people to be our partners, not adversaries, in building safer schools and communities.

Also, a Junior Police Advanced Class is being offered for participants aged 15-17 who have already completed a prior Junior Police Academy class.

This free program is being offered by the Dothan Police Department’s Community Service Division on the following dates:

  • Basic Session 1: June 3-13, 2019
  • Basic Session 2: June 17-27, 2019
  • Basic Session 3: July 8-18, 2019
  • Advanced Session: July 23-25, 2019

For more information please feel free to send us a note online or call the Community Service Division at (334) 793-0230. Applications can be picked up from any Dothan Police School Resource Officer or by visiting the front desk at the police department.

Top Dogs congrats

Here are a few outstanding handlers who were recognized for handling top dogs at last week’s seminar. Left to right… Meeks Panama City Beach third-place Patrol area search, Fleming Lee County first place vehicle detection, Jackson Jackson County third place building detection, Calvert Baytown PD top Patrol dog, first place Patrol building search, 3rd place detection scramble, Brown Pearland Texas second place detection scramble, Spencer Baytown Texas 3rd place Hogan’s alley third-place Patrol building search second place detection building, Bailes Dothan PD second place vehicle detection, Owens Dothan PD first place detection scramble third place vehicle detection second-place Patrol area search other winners not pictured Garrison High Point North Carolina first place Patrol area search second-place Hogan’s alley, Wilkins High Point North Carolina first place building detection, Overstreet Dothan PD second-place Patrol building search. Great job all.

DPD R.A.D and AIDB

DPD R. A. D. team and A.I.D.B. worked together for the first time this week and had a wonderful time! Congratulations to all of our participants and thank you for working so hard this week to learn self-defense!

Fall 2018 Citizen Observer Program

DOTHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

CITIZEN OBSERVER PROGRAM

The purpose of the Citizens’ Observer Program is to allow members of our community to see and understand, first hand, what Police Officers experience on a daily basis. This program includes classroom exercises and demonstrations. Participates will be also be given the opportunity to experience two four (4) hour observation rides with a veteran Police Officer.

Classes begin October 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and continue every Tuesday night until October 23, 2018.

Registration forms are available at:

The Dothan Police Department

210 North Saint Andrews Street

Dothan, Alabama 36303

For more information:

334-793-0230

Dothan Police Department

Community Service Division

September 2018 Coffee With A Cop

On Wednesday, September 26, officers from the Dothan Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 a.m. on September 26th  at Bird and Bean Coffee House, 144 North Foster Street. Please contact Lt. Mac Eggleston with questions: (334) 793-0230 or meggleston@dothan.org.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Dothan’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

 

Promotions ceremony held at DPD

On Friday, August 3, 2018 the Dothan Police Department held a promotions ceremony for five deserving personnel and their colleagues, friends and family. The promotions were presented by Chief Steve Parrish to the following employees:

  • Lieutenant Doug Magill
  • Sergeant Jerry Moore
  • Corporal Damon Woodham
  • Detention Sergeant Ida Sewell
  • Detention Sergeant Robin Pearson

We congratulate these employees on this outstanding achievement.

From left to right: Lt. Doug Magill, Sgt. Jerry Moore, Cpl. Damon Woodham, Det. Sgt. Robin Pearson, and Det. Sgt. Ida Sewell

Join us for a cup of coffee May 30th

On Wednesday, May 30th, Officers from the Dothan Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 a.m. on May 30th at Ray’s Restaurant, 1740 S. Oates Street. Please contact Lt. Mac Eggleston with questions: (334) 793-0230 or meggleston@dothan.org.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Dothan’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.