K9 Seminar day 5

Day 5 of a fabulous week! DPD presented awards for top teams in several categories, congrats to all of our winners and thank you to agencies who sent their teams. We are happy to say everyone had a fantastic week and are better prepared to serve the citizens in their community! Thank you Jackson County, Chambers County, Macon County, Alabaster Police Department, Enterprise Police Department, Henry County, Baytown Texas, High Point North Carolina, Mobile Police Department, Baldwin County, Saraland Police Department, Lee County, Montgomery County and Panama City Beach Police! See you next year.

K9 Seminar day 4

Day 4 of the K9 seminar was a huge success. After three outstanding days of training and certification handlers got to put their dogs through an exciting and fun series of competitions to see who is the best of the best! Pictured here is just a taste of the patrol competition. While moving through a dark building filled with smoke, obstacles, flashing lights, loud sounds, and other distractions that any team on duty could face any day of the week in a real life situation, handlers had to transition seamlessly between locating suspects and locating narcotics. This was an outstanding exercise that all thoroughly enjoyed.

K9 seminar day 1

Police canines are awesome! They have the ability to break down and eliminate odors which allows them to be trained to indicate on specific odors such as narcotics. The great thing is they don’t see this as work what they know is when they successfully indicate an odor for which they have been trained a ball magically appears and they get to play! Many different dogs are featured here indicating the presence of an odor at this printer that in fact contained marijuana. One picture shows that moment that dogs dream about when the ball magically appears falling from the sky!

23rd annual K9 seminar

23rd annual K-9 seminar has begun today make sure you follow us all week long as we will be posting a lot of great information and photographs! Noticing out of town canine cars around town?! That is why they are here!

Dothan Utilities update #6

Approximately 2,000 customers without power.

Work continues in the Garden District area, 08-25 and 08-27. Six electric crews continue work with four mutual aid crews from Riviera, Opelika, Sheffield, and Cullman. Additional support continues providing essential tree cutting efforts by the Public Works Street Department, Dothan Utilities Water and Sewer crews, and Dothan Utilities contract tree cutting crews (Asplundh).

DU ELECTRIC CREW EFFORTS

08-25 Feeder hot and holding, continue work in 08-25 area along Choctaw, Park in Garden District to pick-up taps (lines feeding off feeder).

Will stay on 08-25.

Restored North Cherokee inside RCC (except the few service disconnects for repairs).

Working on 08-27 main feeder and taps.

Restored Dakota and Cherokee (partial).

Continue work on 08-25 area taps.

08-27 next.

Continued work in 08-25 area taps.

08-27 next.

Restored S. Appletree, S. Lafayette, Washington, S. St. Andrews, and 600 blk Catalpa.

Continue work on S. Orange.

Working with crew on S. Orange.

Restored Deer Run and Colony Trailer Park and working small areas.

Working tap up and disconnect list.

Restored Eastgate Park and Woodland.

Continued assessments and working tap up and disconnect list

PUBLIC WORKS, DU CREWS AND ASPLUNDH (TREE-CUTTING EFFORTS)

08-27 and 08-25, inside RCC-all crews worked and will continue.

Garden District area worked and will continue.

Miscellaneous tree areas worked and will continue.

Crews continue to work on customer transformers, service taps, and service cuts in smaller, individual areas in efforts to restore service with great effort and will continue. Several areas we are scheduling to go work.

Dothan Utilities update #5

6,200 customers without power.

Utility damage assessments continue along with significant clearing activities the Garden District area. Six electric crews have worked diligently with four mutual aid crews from Riviera, Opelika, Sheffield, and Cullman. Additional support providing essential tree cutting include efforts include the Public Works Street Department, Dothan Utilities Water and Sewer crews, and Dothan Utilities contract tree cutting crews (Asplundh).

DU ELECTRIC CREW EFFORTS

Continued work in 08-25 area along Choctaw, Park in Garden District

Completed work in 04-22 area including bridge at 3rd Ave. and Haven Dr. including Oppert Rd.

Completed work in 11-21 area including Westgate and Denton; and 11-25 area including Griffin Dr. Completed service at St. Mark and this general area

Start Working on 08-23 along Main Street and 08-25.

Completed work in E. Wilson area, Reeve Street inside RCC and Headland Ave. inside Circle

Restored Bob Hall, Nottingham, Twin Lakes areas with exception of 5 services

Completed work in Stonebridge area

Restored 03-23 (partial) area including downtown and will continue working with additional outages

Completed most of the work in Denton area inside RCC and will continue working remaining areas

PUBLIC WORKS, DU CREWS AND ASPLUNDH (TREE-CUTTING EFFORTS)

Completed Oppert Rd.

08-25 and 08-27 inside RCC-all crews worked and will continue

Garden District area worked and will continue

Miscellaneous tree areas worked and will continue

NEXT MAJOR WORK AREAS

08-27-NW outside RCC, Kent Dr., Pettus St.

Service trucks continue to work on customer transformers, service taps, and service cuts in smaller, individual areas in efforts to restore service with great effort and will continue.

Dothan Utilities update #4

7,000+ customers without power.

Utility damage assessments continue along with significant clearing activities along Oppert Road and in the Garden District area. Six electric crews have worked diligently with four mutual aid crews from Riviera, Opelika, Sheffield, and Cullman. Additional support providing essential tree cutting include efforts include the Public Works Street Department, Dothan Utilities Water and Sewer crews, and Dothan Utilities contract tree cutting crews (Asplundh).

DU ELECTRIC CREW EFFORTS

Restored Cloverdale area

Continued work in 08-25 area including Kent, Newton, Burdeshaw and Porters (area)

Restored TV Road area

Continued work in 04-22 area including bridge at 3rd Ave. and Haven Dr. including Oppert Rd.

Restored Shady Brook area

Restored Flynn Substation area including Westgate to 431 and North on 431

Restored 01-23 area including Young America

Continued work in 11-21 area including Westgate and Denton; and 11-25 area including Griffin Dr.

Continued work in E. Wilson area

Restored Bruner Rd. area

Restored Bob Hall, Nottingham, Twin Lakes areas

Continued work in Stonebridge area

Restored 03-23 (partial) area including downtown and will continue working with additional outages

Continued work in Denton area inside RCC

PUBLIC WORKS, DU CREWS AND ASPLUNDH (TREE-CUTTING EFFORTS)

Oppert Rd.

08-25 inside RCC-all crews

Garden District area

Miscellaneous tree areas

NEXT MAJOR WORK AREAS

08-23-NW inside RCC, SW inside RCC, W. Main inside RCC

08-27-NW outside RCC, Kent Dr., Pettus St.
Service trucks continue to work on customer transformers, service taps, and service cuts in smaller, individual areas in efforts to restore service.

Dothan Utilities update #3

7,300 customers without power (24,000 outages at the peak of the storm)

Assessments continued around the clock with work planned for the Garden District and 08-25 inside the RCC. Tree cutting efforts continued on all shifts. Repaired several smaller outages and several customer services were cut loose. Focusing today’s efforts in the following areas: Dothan High School, TV Road, Oppert Road, Bob Hall Road, Robindale Drive, and Shady Brook Lane.

ELECTRIC:

Monument Sub-Completed areas on Adams, College, N. St Andrews, Lena, Montana, Chickasaw, and Range (two circuits)-major work completed. No change.

Haven Sub-Completed Selma St., 6th Ave., 3rd, and S. Alice St areas-major work completed. Completed Rowland Road.

Hodgesville Sub-Still working in Cloverdale area and will continue to include small areas (Scotts Nursery Road, TV Road-will complete TV next). Blackman Rd was restored.

Choctaw- Major tree removal efforts continue inside circle (08-27) with additional assessment needed. There is major damage and access issues-this are will take a lot of time. 08-25 was assessed (broken poles, lines down, trees down, etc.). Work is being planned.

Calvin St. was restored.

West Carroll Sub-Completed Ivy with continued work on Cone and Fern. Stonebridge has been partially restored with additional repair needed. A large area of Fortner was restored to include Earline, Laver Hills, and Nottingham Way. Additional assessment is needed on Bob Hall Rd. and Robindale.

Flynn Sub-Working on Shady Brook with the majority restored. Will continue to move towards and up 431 along Westgate. Kelly Springs School is restored.

E. Dothan Sub-Completed ACOM work (except 1 customer). Also restored Webb Rd inside RCC.

N. Dothan Sub-Reeves St inside circle, Denton Road inside circle and part of Headland Avenue still out. No change.

Large number of small areas were worked last night.