Dothan, Alabama

Dothan is a city in southern Alabama, located in Dale, Henry, and Houston Counties. The County Seat of Dale County is Ozark, the County Seat of Henry County is Abbeville, and the County Seat of Houston County is Dothan. The mayor of Dothan is Mark Saliba, and City Hall is located on St. Andrews Street. Dothan has a population of 65,496 people.

City of Dothan
City Hall
126 N. Saint Andrews St.
Suite 201
Dothan, AL 36303

City of Dothan Facebook Page

Mark Saliba, Mayor

In 2016, there were 5 murders in Dothan. There were There were 36 reported rapes, 80 reported robberies, and 681 reported burglaries. There were also 1,963 reported thefts and 164 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 350.2, which is above the United States national crime index of 283.8. As of March 2018, there 147 registered sex offenders living in Dothan.

Dothan, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 2,929 reported crimes in Dothan. This gave the city a crime rate of 4,241 per 100,000 persons, which is significantly higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Athens.

The Dothan Police Department is also located on Saint Andrews Street, and the Chief of Police is Steven L. Parrish. Divisions within the department include administration, investigative services, patrol and traffic units, and specialty units. The department employs more than 150 police officers.

Dothan Police Department
210 N. Saint Andrews St.
Dothan, AL 36303

Steven L. Parrish, Chief of Police

The other police department in the area is the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, which is located in Dothan. The Sheriff is Donald Valenza. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include the civil division, command staff, communications, courthouse security, criminal investigations, field operations, drug investigations, and the jail.

Houston County Sheriff’s Office
144 N. Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36303

The Houston County Jail is located on East Main Street in Dothan, and is headed by Captain Keith Reed. On any given day, there are nearly 300 inmates at the jail. Face-to-face visitation with inmates is allowed, as are video and telephone visits. There is a fee for video visits. Inmates who want to receive visitors must complete a visitors list, which can only be updated twice a year. Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visit per designated weekend, with a maximum of 2 visitors per visit. Visitation days and times are determined by the sex and location of the inmate.

Houston County Jail
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36303

Dothan, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Requests for public records should be submitted to Dothan’s City Clerk, Tammy Danner. The City Clerk maintains information about public records, council meetings, and business licenses.

Tammy Danner, City Clerk
126 N. Saint Andrews St.
Suite 201
Dothan, AL 36303

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