Mission Statement

As employees of the City of Douglas Police Department, our mission is to protect and serve the citizens of Douglas and visitors to our community through police action.

In carrying out this mission we will cooperate as a team to ensure that the citizens of Douglas are afforded the best protection and service we can give them and to establish the Douglas Police Department as the finest in the United States.

Payments for citations should be made to the Municipal Court.  For information regarding your citation, please call the Municipal Court office, (912) 260-3614. Link to Municipal Court


"See Something, Say Something" - Crime Tipline: 912-260-3600See Something, Say Something Tip Line

If you see something, say something....call the anonymous tip line at 912-260-3600 or email us today!

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IN THE NEWS...Firearm Safety Course


The Douglas Police Department will be conducting a co-ed Firearms Safety and Familiarization course on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Douglas Police Department Training Facility located at 581 Victor Bray Rd. Class will begin at 8:00 A.M. and will conclude at approximately 5:00 P.M.

The course covers legal issues including: use of force and deadly force, firearms carry, shooting fundamentals and live fire practice.  Depending on weather conditions the morning hours will be spent in the classroom and participants will travel to the gun range after lunch.   Participants should bring a safe, operable handgun, holster, and one box (50 rounds) of ammunition.

Participants do not have to be a resident of Douglas to attend this course. The course is open to everyone that is legally eligible to possess a firearm.  Persons wishing to take the course are encouraged to register early; class is limited to 25 participants.  Registration forms are available from the Douglas Police Department or contact: Cpl. Patrick West at (912) 384-2222 Ext. 3639, or e-mail at pwest@cityofdouglas.com..


The Douglas Police Department is committed to maintaining a respectful relationship with the citizens of Douglas and Coffee County community.  Continuing with this commitment, the Police And Citizens Together (P.A.C.T.) program has been formed to help build connections among Douglas officers and the neighborhoods they patrol.

“The P.A.C.T. program will be impactful in neighborhoods,” says Douglas Police Chief Shane Edmisten.  “We hope, by forming this new program, citizens in neighborhoods and Douglas officers will build a stronger relationship of trust and respect.”

Through P.A.C.T., citizens will have access to an officer specifically assigned to their neighborhood with whom they can address quality of life issues and other concerns with.  Citizens should receive letters from the Douglas Police Department explaining the program and an invitation to attend a P.A.C.T. meeting in their neighborhood.  The P.A.C.T. officer liaison will hold three meetings annually with community members and will be available to neighborhood residents.

For more information about the P.A.C.T. program, please contact the Douglas Police Department at (912)384-2222, or email pwest@cityofdouglas.com or cwilliams@cityofdouglas.com.

New Applicants for Police & Fire Department - 1st Phase Letter

As a condition of employment with the City of Douglas Public Safety Departments, all certified and non-certified candidates are required to present a sealed Compass Test transcript and participate in a physical agility assessment. The cost of the Compass Test is your responsibility. Please contact Wiregrass Georgia Technical College or the certified testing site of your choice to determine testing dates and times and also let the certified testing facility administrator know you will be required to take the Reading, Writing, and Numerical portions of the test. You must bring the sealed test results with you to the physical agility assessment when notified.

Certified persons may apply year round at the Human Resource Department located at 224 E. Bryan Street.

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