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Chief Gary Casteloes
Chief Gary Casteloes
Chief of Police

225 W. Bryan Street
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 384-2222
Fx: (912) 384-7779
Emergency Ph: 9-1-1

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.

Methods of Payment
Most citations can be paid without a court appearance, although there are exceptions such as:
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while license suspended
  • Drug offenses
  • Theft offenses

For those offenses which may be paid without a court appearance, you may pay several different ways:
  • By mail - Money order or cash   
  • In person - Money order or cash
  • Online - Major credit card only


Participants in the Douglas Citizen Police Academy had some fun on the last day of the program, Saturday, October 3, 2015. Morning training was conducted in the classroom covering firearms carry law, use of force, shooting fundamentals and firearm safety. The afternoon training allowed participants to go to the range where they were allowed to shoot several of the Police Department’s firearms including semi auto pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles. A small graduation ceremony for the participants will be held on October 08, 2015.


The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City of Douglas Police Department would like to bring public awareness and educate citizens about domestic violence.  The Douglas Police Department will host a Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop that will be FREE to the public on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:00pm at the CE Weir Center located at 307 E. Bryan Street. 

The workshop will focus on the cycle of violence, identifying the signs of abuse, what to do if involved in an abusive relationship, intervention, children and domestic violence, going through the legal process, victim assistance programs and shelters.  Several community partners will be on hand to speak to the public about services that can be offered to aid individuals involved in abusive relationships.

“The Douglas Police Department responded to 151 Domestic Violence related calls for service in 2014 and 111 for 2015 to date,” says Police Chief Gary Casteloes.  “We are happy to host this workshop to bring public awareness to domestic violence.”

Community partners are being sought to help host this event.  For more information or to assist with this community awareness event, please call 912-384-2222.


The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City of Douglas Police Department would like to bring public awareness and educate citizens about domestic violence.  Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) began from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  In October 1987 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held and that year also brought about the first domestic violence toll-free hotline.

Statistics according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence are that every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten.  Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.  This equals to more than 10 million women and men.  Types of violence include rape, stalking, and homicide.  1 in 15 children are affected by intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of the children are eyewitnesses to this violence.  There is a tremendous impact on the economy involving domestic violence.  Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year which equals to a cost that exceeds $8.3 billion per year.  Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their place of work by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe.

“Domestic violence is not rare, it can happen to anyone at any given time,” says Police Chief Gary Casteloes.  “The Douglas Police Department responded to 151 Domestic Violence related calls for service in 2014 and 111 for 2015 to date.  If you are in danger, call 911 or if you are in an abusive relationship call the Douglas Police Department at 912-384-2222, the Douglas Police Department TIPS Line at 912-260-3600 or the Georgia Domestic Violence hotline 1-800-334-2836.” 

Some other safety tips for persons in an abusive include using phones that are corded.  Cordless and cell phones may be intercepted and are less private than analog phones.  Contact a local domestic violence program, shelter or rape crisis center to learn about free cell phone donation programs.  Abusive people are often controlling and want to know their victims every move.  Today’s technology such as computers, tablets, etc. can easily be monitored so take precaution when using technology.  Computers store information on websites you have visited even if you delete your browsing history.  Consider using a computer at a library, friend’s house or school to avoid the abuser’s ability to download spyware onto a personal computer.  Change passwords regularly to something that cannot be guessed easily.  Email, text messages or instant messages are not confidential forms of communication, especially to talk about the abuse.  It is important to remember that an abuser or abuser’s friend can see what you post on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites - consider posts very carefully.  Most importantly, tell someone about the abuse – contact the Georgia hotline at 1-800-33-HAVEN (1-800-334-2836), National Teen Dating Violence Hotline 1-866-331-9474 or National Rape Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673.

For more information about these tips and more safety methods, please visit the following websites: Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (, and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (

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

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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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