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

DPD promotes new captain

Capt. Eddie Henderson

During a promotion ceremony in the company of family, friends and colleagues, Chief Parrish promoted Lt. Eddie Henderson to the rank of Police Captain.

Capt. Henderson has been with the department for more than 25 years. He has served in many positions throughout his career including patrol, community relations and was a DARE officer as well. His most recent assignment was as the department’s CALEA Accreditation Manager.

Captain Henderson will serve as commander of the department’s Administrative Services Bureau, which includes the records, animal shelter, technical services, crime analysis and CALEA accreditation functions.