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Benefits Package
The Benefits of Joining Us
The City of Dothan also provides a diverse package of benefit programs:
  • Vacation: 12 Vacation Days per calendar year
  • Sick Leave: Employees accrue 4 hours a pay period up to a maximum of 720 hours
  • Holidays: 10 Paid Holidays per calendar year
  • Medical and Dental Insurance: Offered through Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Alabama. Rates vary based on coverage selected. Vision Insurance is now available through Avesis
  • Retirement Plan: Administered through the Retirement Systems of Alabama
  • Life Insurance: Administered through SunLife of Canada. No cost for eligible employees
  • Military Leave: up to 21 working days per calendar year with Military Orders
  • Direct Deposit: Employees may elect to have their payroll check deposited directly into their bank account
  • Employee Health Clinic: Industrial Nurse on duty for work related injuries and minor illnesses
  • Other benefits include: Cafeteria plan, Credit Union, Deferred Compensation plans, Employee Assistance Program, Physical Fitness Program, Jury Duty Leave and more
  • Rewarding and Challenging Career Opportunity for advancement into specialized units including: SRT; Narcotics / Vice, Bike Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Units, Bomb Squad and Criminal Investigations

Note: All benefits are subject to eligibility requirements. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.

About Training

The Training Unit is responsible for all initial and ongoing instructional courses and skill maintenance for the Dothan Police Department. This includes firearms, defensive tactics, communication skills, emergency vehicle operations, and physical fitness.

The Dothan Police K-9 Division utilizes nine K-9 units. These units are entirely self-supportive and are equipped with specialized vehicles and equipment. K-9 units are fully trained to assist in search and rescue, crowd control, fugitive recovery, narcotic apprehension, as well as explosive disposal.

Steven L. Parrish
Chief of Police
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210 N. Saint Andrews St.
Dothan, AL 36303
Ph: (334) 615-3000
Fx: (334) 615-3609

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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