Swear-in, Promotion and Awards Ceremony


9:00 A.M.


Chief William Benny will present police and civilian promotions. In addition, the newly hired police officers will be sworn in and annual awards will be presented for Life Saving, Medal of Merit, Officer of the Year, and Sworn Supervisor of the Year.

Coffee-With-A-Cop at The Toasted Yolk Cafe

Please join us on June 23rd for Coffee-With-A-Cop.  We will be at The Toasted Yolk Café from 07:00a.m. until 09:00a.m.  This is a great opportunity to meet your local police officers while enjoying a free cup of coffee at this new and wonderful establishment. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Announcing the 26th Annual K9 Seminar

The Dothan Police Department will be hosting its 26th Annual K9 Seminar. The seminar will be held February 7 through 11, 2022. K9 teams are expected to participate from all over the southeast region. Training will focus on narcotics and explosives detection, patrol apprehension and tracking. Each media outlet is being afforded the opportunity to come out an observe. For further information you may contact Lieutenant W.E. Wozniak at (334) 615-3916.

The video and photos below are from the Department’s 24th Annual K9 Seminar.

Kulture City Invitation and Proclamation

The Dothan Police Department would like to Invite you to join us for the presentation of a proclamation and certification from KultureCity.

Dothan Police Department

This venue is certified as a trained and trusted advocate for those with sensory needs.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our program.

We are honored to be partnered with you.


Who:   All are Invited! Dothan Citizens, Press and Families and Friends of those with Sensory Needs are welcome to attend.

What:  KultureCity Presentation of Certification to Dothan Police Department of Sensory Inclusive™ First Responder Certification

When: January 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Wiregrass Training Center

100 Public Safety Way, Dothan, AL 36303

Why:   Becoming Sensory Inclusive™ Certified helps first responders serve all citizens regardless of their sensory needs, mental health challenges or invisible disabilities.

Based on the research presented by KultureCity

  • The current US Census shows 1 in 6 individuals has a sensory need and this demographic continues to increase.
  • Responding to an individual with a sensory need is different and challenging.
  • Whether a First Responder has training in how to approach someone with invisible disabilities can make a vital difference at crucial times.
  • People with invisible disabilities (ID) tend to react differently and get overwhelmed more easily than neurotypical individuals due to various sensory sensitivities.
  • These factors, along with the communication challenges, means there is a lot of opportunity for confusion and actions that can be misinterpreted or cause additional escalation during emergency situations.
  • These behaviors include avoiding eye contact, being unsteady on their feet, appearing agitated or pacing, not complying with directions, and being sensitive to touch.

No R.S.V.P. needed, for more information call Captain David at 334.615.3610

24th Annual K9 Seminar Video

The Dothan Police Department K9 Unit wrapped up the 24th Annual K9 Seminar on Friday, February 7, 2020.

This annual seminar is intended to provide K9 teams from all over the country with an opportunity to do real world scenario-based training in a controlled and safe environment.

The seminar provides these guys a week of quality K9 training that allows these teams an opportunity to fix any issues they may have and make themselves better according to Sgt. William Wozniak, K9 trainer.

Teams from around the United States participated including New Jersey, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Indiana and North Carolina.

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.

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