No-shave November Fundraiser

The Dothan Police Department is raising money for Children’s of Alabama by participating in month-long campaign allowing officers to break the rules by growing a beard/mustache or wearing nail polish during the month of November! Donors sponsor officers by making a donation for the officer who will put the money toward this worthwhile cause. Please join us in supporting Children’s of Alabama!

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S.

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

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!


Check out this exciting video of our Junior Police Academy from last year.

Register now, slots are filling up!!!

Click here to download the 2017 JPA application

Cops and Lobsters



Friday, May 5th 2017

11:00 am Until 2:00 pm

At “The Red Lobster” 3116 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

Please join the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama State Troopers and Red Lobster on Friday, May 5th as we protect and serve lunch for tips to be given to our Special Olympians, in support of the Special Olympics.



2017 Citizen Observer Program

These wonderful people have completed the Citizen Observer Program. It was our pleasure to give all a glimpse of what a Police Officer goes through on a daily basis. Thanks for making it a great class