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Dothan Police Department (The City of Dothan, Alabama): The Encyclopedia of Police Science – “Protect and Serve,” or “Protest and Swerve”❓

Encyclopedia of Police Science Dothan Alabama Houston County Library System Main LibraryDothan Police Department (The City of Dothan, Alabama): The Encyclopedia of Police Science – “Protect and Serve,” or “Protest and Swerve”❓

Dothan Alabama Houston County Library System Main Library

There is a two volume book at the Dothan Houston County Library System Main Library that does not seem to have seen much use

Maybe some of the City of Dothan Police Department should read it

Especially the section on Citizen Complaints (pages 166 – 172)

The Encyclopedia of Police Science
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LIST OF ENTRIES

A – Z
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A
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Abatement of Nuisance Property Seizure

Abuse of Authority by Police

Academies, Police

Accidental Death / Assaults against Police and Murder of Police Officers

Accountability

Administration of Police Agencies, Theories of

Age and Crime

Airport Safety and Security

Alarms as Crime Prevention

Alcohol, Drugs, and Crime

American Policing: Early Years

Arrest Powers of the Police

Arson and Its Investigation

Asian Policing Systems

Assessment Centers, Personnel

Atlanta Police Department

Attitudes toward the Police: Measurement Issues

Attitudes towards the Police: Measurement Issues

Attitudes towards the Police: Overview

Australian Policing

Authority within Police Organizations

Autonomy and the Police

Aviation Applications to Policing
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B
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Bertillon System

Bittner, Egon

Boston Community Policing

Boston Police Department

Boston Police Strike

British Policing

Broken-Windows Policing

Budgeting, Police

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Burglary and Police Responses

Business Districts, Policing
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Calls for Service

Campus Police

Canadian Policing

Canine Units

Capital Crimes and Capital Punishment

Caribbean Policing

Case Screening and Case Management for Investigations

Changing Demographics in Policing

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department

Chicago Community Policing

Child Abuse and Its Investigation

Citizen Complaints in the New Police Order

Citizen Police Academies

Civil Restraint in Policing

Civilian Review Boards

Clearance Rates and Criminal Investigations

Closed-Circuit Television Applications for Policing

Codes of Ethics

Community Attitudes toward the Police

Community Watch Programs

Community-Oriented Policing: Effects and Impacts

Community-Oriented Policing: History

Community-Oriented Policing: International

Community-Oriented Policing: Practices

Community-Oriented Policing: Rationale

Community Watch Programs

Complaints against Police

COMPSTAT

Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) Systems

Computer Crimes

Computer Forensics

Computer Technology

Conflict Management

Constables

Constitutional Rights: In-Custody Interrogation

Constitutional Rights: Privacy

Constitutional Rights: Search and Seizure

Continental Europe, Policing in

Corruption

Costs of Police Services

Courtroom Testimony and “Testilying”

Courts

Crackdowns by the Police

Crime Analysis

Crime and Place, Theories of

Crime Commissions

Crime Control Strategies

Crime Control Strategies: Alcohol and Drugs

Crime Control Strategies: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Crime Control Strategies: Gun Control

Crime Control Strategies: More Police

Crime Control Strategies: Selective Prosecution / Incarceration

Crime Laboratory

Crime Mapping

Crime Prevention

Crime Scene Search and Evidence Collection

Crime, Serious

Crime, Serious Violent

Crimestoppers

Criminal Careers

Criminal History Information

Criminal Informants

Criminal Investigation

Criminology

Critical Incidents

Crowd / Riot Control

Cynicism, Police
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D
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Dallas Police Department

Danger and Police Work

Deadly Force

Department of Homeland Security

Detective Work / Culture

Detectives

Deviant Subcultures in Policing

Differential Police Response

Discretion

Discrimination

Dispatch and Communications Centers

Dispute Resolution, Community

Diversity in Police Departments

DNA Fingerprinting

Domestic (or Intimate Partner) Violence and the Police

Drug Abuse Prevention Education

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Drug Interdiction

Drug Markets

Drunk Driving
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Early Warning Systems

Education and Training

Elderly and Crime

Emergency Management and Planning

Entrapment

Environmental Crime

Ethics and Values in the Context of Community Policing

Excessive Force

Exclusionary Rule

Eyewitness Evidence
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Fear of Crime

Fear of Litigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Academy

Federal Commissions and Enactments

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

Federal Police and Investigative Agencies

Fencing Stolen Property

Field Training and Evaluation Program

Fingerprinting

Firearms Availability and Homicide Rates

Firearms Regulation and Control

Firearms Tracing

Firearms: Guns and the Gun Culture

Firearms: History

Foot Patrol

Forensic Evidence

Forensic Investigations

Forensic Medicine

Forensic Science

Fosdick, Raymond B.

Fraud Investigation

Future of International Policing

Future of Policing in the United States
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Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Gender and Crime

“Good” Policing
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Hate Crime

History of American Policing

Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

Homicide and Its Investigation

Homicide: Unsolved

Hoover, J. Edgar

Hostage Negotiations

Hot Spots
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Identity Theft

Immigrant Communities and the Police

Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department
(The Christopher Commission)

India, Policing in

Informants, Use of

Information Security

Information within Police Agencies

Inspection

Integrity in Policing

Intelligence Gathering and Analysis: Impacts on Terrorism

Intelligence-Led Policing and Organizational Learning

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

International Police Cooperation

International Police Missions

International Policing

INTERPOL and International Police Intelligence

Interrogations, Criminal

Investigation Outcomes
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Jail

Jail Assaults

Juvenile Crime and Criminalization

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency: Status Crimes

Juvenile Diversion

Juvenile Justice System
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K
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Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment

Knapp Commission
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Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

Liability and High-Speed Chases

Liability and the Police

Liability and Use of Force

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
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Managing Criminal Investigations

Media Images of Policing

Media Relations

Mental Illness: Improved Law Enforcement Response

Miami-Dade Police Department

Militarization of the Police

Military Police

Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment

Minorities and the Police

Mollen Commission

Money Laundering

Mounted Patrol

Multiethnic Communities: Interactive Model
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Nassau County (New York) Police Department

National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder

National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement

Neighborhood Effects on Crime and Social Organization

Neighborhood Watch

New York Police Department (NYPD)

Niederhoffer, Arthur

Nonlethal (or Less-Than-Lethal) Weapons: History

Nonlethal Weapons: Empirical Evidence
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Oakland Police Department

Occupational Culture

Offender Profiling

Office of Community-Oriented Police Services, U.S. Department of Justice

Operational Costs

Order Maintenance

Organizational Structure: Theory and Practice

Organized Crime
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PATRIOT Acts I and II

Patrol, Types and Effectiveness of

Pennsylvania State Police

Performance Measurement

Personnel Allocation

Personnel Selection

Philadelphia Police Department

Physical Fitness Standards

Pinkerton, Allan

Police Careers

Police Chief Executive

Police Executive Research Forum

Police Foundation

Police in Urban America, 1860-1920

Police Legal Liabilities: Overview

Police Mediation

Police Misconduct: After the Rodney King Incident

Police Pursuits

Police Reform in an Era of Community and Problem-Oriented Policing

Police Reform: 1950-1970

Police Social Work Teams and Victim Advocates

Police Solidarity

Police Standards and Training Commissions

Police States

Police Suicide

Policing Multiethnic Communities

Policing Strategies

Policing the Olympics

Politics and the Police

Polygraphy

Pornography

Posse Comitatus

Post-Shooting Review

Presumptive Arrest Policing

Prisoner Reentry, Public Safety, and Crime

Private Policing

Probation and Parole

Problem-Oriented Policing

Professionalism

Psychological Fitness for Duty

Psychological Standards

Psychology and the Police

Public Housing Police

Public Image of the Police

Public Safety, Defined

Public-Private Partnerships in Policing
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Quality-of-Life Policing
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R
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Racial Profiling

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act

Radelet, Louis A.

Reiss, Albert J., Jr.

Repeat Offender Programs

Research and Development

Responding to School Violence

Risk Management

Robbery

Role of the Police

Routine Guardianship

Rowand and Mayne, First Police Commissioners, United Kingdom

Rural and Small Town Law Enforcement

Russian Policing
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San Antonio Police Department

San Diego Community Policing

SARA, the Model

School Resource Officers

School Violence

Sergeants / Middle Management

Serial Murder

Sheriffs

Shift Work and Fatigue

Situational Crime Prevention

Smith, Bruce

Social Disorganization, Theory of

State Law Enforcement

Sting Tactics

Strategic Planning

Stress and Police Work

Stress: Coping Mechanisms

Strikes and Job Actions

Styles of Policing

Supervision

Supreme Court Decisions

Surveillance

SWAT Teams
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Technology and Police Decision Making

Technology and Strategic Planning

Technology and the Police

Technology, Records Management Systems, and Calls for Service

Television Imaging of Policing

Terrorism: Definitional Problems

Terrorism: Domestic

Terrorism: International

Terrorism: Overview

Terrorism: Police Functions Associated with

Texas Rangers

Theories of Policing

Traffic Services and Management

Transnational Organized Crime

Tribal Police
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Undercover Investigations

Uniform Crime Reports

Unionization, Police

U.S. Border Patrol

U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Secret Service
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Victim Rights Movement in the United States

Victims’ Attitudes toward the Police

Video Technology in Policing

Vigilantism

Vollmer, August

Volunteers in Policing

Vorenberg, James
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Weed and Seed

Western Peace Officer

White Collar Crime

Wickersham, George W.

Wilson, James Q.

Wilson, O.W.

Women in Law Enforcement
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X
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X-Ray Technology and Applications for Policing
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Y
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Youth Gangs: Definitions

Youth Gangs: Dimensions

Youth Gangs: Interventions and Results
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Z
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Zero Tolerance Policing
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The City of Dothan, Alabama (Houston County), Dothan Police Department: Discover how Dothan Police performs investigations

RailRoad Dothan Alabama Houston CountyThe City of Dothan, Alabama (Houston County), Dothan Police Department: Discover how Dothan Police performs investigations
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http://www.dothan.org
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Departments
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Police
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Navigation

Organization
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http://www.dothan.org/index.aspx?NID=289
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Investigative Services

Discover how Dothan Police performs investigations

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http://www.dothan.org/index.aspx?nid=292
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Investigative Services
Investigation Units

The Investigative Services Bureau is organized into two divisions:

the

1) Criminal Investigation Division

and

2) Vice / Narcotics Division
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The Criminal Investigations Division is divided into six specialty units:
1. Forgery / Fraud Crimes Unit
2. Juvenile Unit
3. Property Crimes Unit
4. School Resource Unit
5. Violent Crimes Unit
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(Yes, that’s supposedly “six specialty units” packed into 5)
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The function of Investigative Services is to:

A) actively conduct follow-up investigations on reported criminal activity

and to

B) initiate investigations involving those offenses related to organized crime,

C) identify persons suspected of criminal activity,

and

D) present criminal cases for prosecution or adjudication
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Yes, that’s supposedly

“how Dothan Police

performs investigations”❗️

How Do I File a Complaint against the City of Dothan, Alabama, Dothan Police Department❓Why would the City of Dothan, Alabama, provide a way to File a Complaint against the CALEA® (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accredited Dothan Police Department⁉️

City of Dothan Alabama Houston CountyHow Do I File a Complaint against theCity of Dothan, Alabama, Dothan Police Department❓Why would the City of Dothan, Alabama, provide a way toFile a Complaint against the CALEA®(Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditedDothan Police Department⁉️
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How Do I

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Police

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http://www.dothan.org/FAQ/Topic?topic=24

City of Dothan Alabama Dothan Police Department Houston County

How may I pay a traffic ticket?
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How can I report a crime anonymously?
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How can I obtain a copy of my accident report?
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What number do I call for police-related matters?
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What number do I call when I have an emergency?
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What can I do about stray animals?
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Does the City of Dothan have a Leash Law?
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What number do I call to find out if someone has been arrested and is in your jail?
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Where do I report a crime or suspicious drug activity?
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What do I need to do after a vehicle crash?
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How do I file an incident report?
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What are “speed humps” and how can I get them in my neighborhood?

City of Dothan Alabama Dothan Police Department Houston County

No COMPLAINT option there‼️

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How Do I

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Report a Problem
Submit concerns, complaints, and problems

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COMPLAINTS❓

Maybe it’s here❗️

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Graphic Links

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Report a Concern – Have concerns Let us know

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City of Dothan Alabama Houston CountyCity of Dothan Alabama Dothan Police Department Houston CountyCity of Dothan Alabama Dothan Police Department Houston CountyCity of Dothan Alabama Houston CountyCity of Dothan Alabama Houston County

No COMPLAINT option there‼️

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Departments

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Police

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Navigation

Meet the Chief

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Gregory J. Benton
Chief of Police
Email dpd@dothan.org

210 N. St. 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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No COMPLAINT option there‼️

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I guess you just e-mail the Chief

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Former Dothan Police Department Chief says Fingerprints are mostly a “TV thing.” Sorry, FBI❗️(Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Dothan Alabama Houston County Former Dothan Police Department Chief says Fingerprints are mostly a “TV thing.” Sorry, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
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Fingerprint Identification Overview (pdf) – FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
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The FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation: Fingerprints – Biometrics
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FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation: Fingerprint Recognition
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The FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation: Fingerprint Introduction
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FBI — IAFIS: The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
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[PDF] Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) – National Criminal Justice Reference
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The History of Fingerprints – Onin
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[PDF] the fingerprint sourcebook – National Criminal Justice Reference
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U.S. Marshals Service for Students, Fingerprint History
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Dothan Police Department: Citizen Input Requested for CALEA Re-Accreditation

City of Dothan Alabama Houston CountyDothan Police Department: Citizen Input Requested for CALEA Re-Accreditation
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As nationally accredited CALEA organization, The Dothan Police Department will be undergoing its first re-accreditation March 22-24, 2015

During this three day process, assessors will review all of the department’s operational areas, and they will interview department employees and community leaders

There are two opportunities for citizen input, positive or negative, regarding our agency and its performance
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THERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR CITIZEN INPUT,

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE,

REGARDING OUR AGENCY AND ITS PERFORMANCE
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For more information, please view the pdf of the CALEA letter from the Dothan Police DepartmentCity of Dothan Police Department Houston County AlabamaThe City of Dothan, Alabama

Gregory J. Benton
Chief of Police

February 23, 2015

Dear Citizen,

The Dothan Police Department is a nationally accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

CALEA was established in 1979 and accredited its first law enforcement agency in 1984

CALEA accredited agencies in order to achieve and maintain the coveted status of accreditation must meet and adhere to what are considered best practices in law enforcement

Dothan Police Department is one of a handful of agencies in Alabama that has accomplished the honor of being accredited

The backbone for any police agency desiring accreditation is the development of comprehensive, well thought out written directives

These directives in association with the necessary required reports and analysis’s assist the Chief in managing the agency

Furthermore CALEA accreditation requires a preparedness program to be put in place so the agency is prepared for natural and man-made disasters

Accreditation is focused on improving community relations, accountability, reducing liability risk exposure and moving an agency toward professional excellence
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Accreditation is focused on

IMPROVING COMMUNITY RELATIONS,

ACCOUNTABILITY,

… and MOVING an AGENCY TOWARD PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
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The Dothan Police Department was awarded its initial award in July 2012

CALEA requires that agencies submit an annual report and then every three years an assessment team from CALEA visits the agency to conduct an on-site inspection to confirm the agency is continuing to provide law enforcement services that meet the standards as developed by CALEA

The Dothan Police Department will be undergoing its first re-accreditation March 22-24, 2015

During this three day process assessors will review all of the department’s operational areas as well and interview department employees and community

There are two opportunities for your input, positive or negative, regarding our agency and its performance
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THERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR CITIZEN INPUT,

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE,

REGARDING OUR AGENCY AND ITS PERFORMANCE
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March 23, 2015 a phone line 334-615-3618, has been dedicated and will be answered by a CALEA Assessor to receive any input that you have regarding our agency between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 PM
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March 23, 2015 a PHONE LINE 334-615-3618, HAS BEEN DEDICATED and WILL BE ANSWERED BY a CALEA ASSESSOR to RECEIVE ANY INPUT THAT YOU HAVE REGARDING OUR AGENCY between the HOURS of 2:00 and 4:00 PM
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Later that evening the Assessors will host a meeting in the municipal court room beginning at 5:30 PM to receive any input you may have regarding the Dothan Police Department
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LATER THAT EVENING the ASSESSORS WILL HOST a MEETING in the MUNICIPAL COURT ROOM beginning at 5:30 PM to RECEIVE ANY INPUT YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING the DOTHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
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I invite you to please express your views of the performance of the Dothan Police Department at these scheduled times

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Benton
Chief of Police
Dothan Police Department

Police Department
210 North Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-615-3601
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http://www.dothan.org
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CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement

The primary cornerstones that comprise The CALEA Difference and distinguish CALEA from all other forms of public safety accreditation are

professionalism,

stewardship,

integrity,

diversity,

independence,

continuous improvement,

objectivity,

credibility,

consistency,

knowledge,

experience,

accountability

and

collaboration

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Coffee with a Cop – Houston County, Dothan, Alabama

Coffee with a Cop Dothan Alabama Houston County
Dothan, Alabama, Coffee with a Cop in Houston County, at the Atlanta Bread Company, 3070 Ross Clark Circle, Wednesday, January 14 2015, 7-9 a.m, was a great opportunity to have a member of the Dothan Police Department regale you with why the local citizenry can obtain more information from the Houston County Courthouse public records access (http://www.alacourt.com) about unlawful activity, than you can from that “Secret Society”known as the Dothan Police Department
Dothan Police Department
They even had a camera wielded by a female Corporal to document their Masonic Lodge-like meet and greet
Dothan Police Department
A local female photog with a tripod-mounted Sony camera even showed up around 8 a.m. to document the occasion for microfilm posterity
Coffee with a Cop
The Atlanta Bread Company employees were great hosts, and the food was guaranteed to hit the spot and go right through you
Coffee with a Cop
The free swag was sweet
Dothan Police Department