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Police
Mission Statement
Chief Gary Casteloes
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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

Hours
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

HOLIDAY PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS
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As the holiday season is upon us, the City of Douglas Police Department would like to remind everyone that holiday shopping can present some danger.  During the holiday season, people become less attentive as their lives become more hectic, which could make them susceptible to crime and danger.  Taking a few prevention measures can help ensure a jovial holiday season.

“The holiday shopping season can cause some people to be more at risk to theft and other holiday crime,” says Chief Casteloes.  “We hope that by sharing these safety tips, it will remind people to be more prepared by being watchful and alert during this joyous season.”

Stay safe this holiday season by following some of these tips:

  • Shop during daylight hours in groups with no children, if possible.  Avoid driving alone or at night.
  • Park close to businesses in well lit areas and be aware of your environment.
  • Be on the lookout for suspicious individuals; honk horn to attract attention if necessary.  Report to 911 of any criminal activity.
  • Keep car doors locked especially when pulling up to traffic lights; keep windows rolled up.
  • Take keys with you and keep in hand when walking; use the panic button on the remote if approached by a suspicious person; keys can also be used as a weapon.
  • Keep large packages and valuables in the trunk.
  • ATMs – do not use or get out of vehicle if someone is around; be discrete when entering pin numbers at ATMs or using inside stores.
  • When making purchasing using your debit or credit card look at your receipt before signing the pad or before leaving the register to make sure you had no unapproved charges or cash advances you did not ask for.
  • If you are not going to be home - place timers on lights, have neighbors watch house and fill out a “Vacation/Neighborhood Watch” form at the Police Department.


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

CRIME TIPS for Homeowners, Businesses and Vehicles
Crime Tips



NEW APPLICANTS FOR POLICE AND 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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