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.

 

 

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

On behalf of The Dothan Police Department, Chief Parrish is excited to announce a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®), will arrive March 19, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Dothan Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that Dothan Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation, a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.

As a part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on March 20, 2018 at 5 PM. The public information session will be held in the Municipal Courtroom at 210 N. St. Andrews Street in the Kater Williams Justice Building.

 

Steven L. Parrish

Chief of Police

Dothan Police Department to Host Coffee with a Cop on February 28, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 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 February 28 at The Coffee Bean, 1445 Westgate Parkway. Please contact Lt. Benny Baxley with questions: (334) 793-0230 or bjbaxley@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.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Dothan Police Lieutenant Benny Baxley. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

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.

 

Dothan Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on October 4, 2017

On October 4, 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 October 4 at Dakota Coffee Works, 4440 West Main Street. Please contact Lt. Benny Baxley with questions: (334) 793-0230 or bjbaxley@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.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Dothan Police Lieutenant Benny Baxley. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

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.

Serving for the Olympians!!!

“Cops and Lobsters” was a huge success! Over $1300 raised for our Special Olympians thanks to “You” and our “Moonlighting Officers/Servers”. Thank you all for your generosity & support!