Douglas Police Department

  • Agency: Douglas Police Department
  • Address: 225 W. Bryan Street, Douglas, 31533 GA
  • Chief: Gary Casteloes (Chief of Police)
Phone: (912) 384-2222
Fax: (912) 384-7779

Douglas Police Department is located at 225 W. Bryan Street, Douglas, 31533 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary Casteloes. The Douglas Police Department phone number is (912) 384-2222.

Douglas Police Department News

The Douglas Police Department is attempting to identify and locate a second person of interest in last weeks residential Burglaries. This person is known to have been in the area of several of the residences that were Burglarized. Anyone with any information that would assist in identifying or locating this individual is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. 912-384-2222, the Tips Line at 912-260-3600 or your local 911 center. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/ .

This week there have been several related residential Burglaries within the City of Douglas. These Burglaries have resulted in a substantial loss of property and damage to the homes entered. Most have taken place on the North end of town in and around Touchton Woods and the Golf Club area. These videos show one of the Offenders inside a residence and one of the vehicles used in the Burglaries. The Douglas Police Department is asking for the communities help in locating and identifying the individuals responsible. The Offenders may also be driving a grey in color Dodge Challenger. The vehicle shown in the video is a newer model Dodge Charger. Anyone with any information that would assist in identifying or locating the individuals responsible for these Burglaries is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. 912-384-2222, the Tips Line at 912-260-3600 or your local 911 center. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/ .

Career Opportunities with the City of Douglas. For more information, www.cityofdouglas.com/jobs.

On February 11, 2018 at 23:23, The Douglas Police Department responded to the area of Kellogg Drive due to an off-duty officer seeing a suspicious vehicle near Southwire with a large quantity of wire loaded on a trailer. Upon further investigation, it was found that Christopher Paul Edge of Douglas, GA had recently stolen the copper wire from his employer, Southwire. Chris Edge was transported to the Coffee County Jail and later charged with Theft by Taking (felony).

PERMIT REQUIRED FOR OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON CITY STREETS Recently, amid concerns on the use of golf carts on the streets and property, the Douglas City Commission passed a new ordinance pertaining to golf carts within the city limits of Douglas. Effective January 8, 2018, all golf carts must be registered through the City of Douglas Marshal’s Office. Once registered, owners will receive a decal that must be affixed to the cart for its use on a city street. For full press release, http://www.cityofdouglas.com/

The agenda for the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 30, 7pm, is now posted, www.cityofdouglas.com/archive

***DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING INTEREST, The women's firearms safety class is now FULL. We will be announcing future classes very soon! The Douglas Police Department will be conducting a Women’s Firearms Safety and Familiarization course on March 10, 2018 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 we will travel to the range after lunch. Items that you will need to bring: A safe and operable handgun and holster, one box (50 rounds) of ammunition. If you do not have a handgun, we have a few to loan. If you intend to use one of our handguns you will need to furnish ammunition in either 9mm or 38 special. You do not have to be a resident of Douglas to attend this course. It is open to all women that are legally eligible to possess a firearm. If someone under the age of 18 wishes to attend they must be accompanied by a legal female guardian. There is a small fee of $10.00 to cover the cost of targets and other supplies. Registration forms are available from the Douglas Police Department or contact: Commander Bart McCulloch at (912) 384-2222 Ext. 3616, (912)393-4356 or e-mail at bmcculloch@cityofdouglas.com

BOLO! NEITHER THE COFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR ANY OTHER COFFEE COUNTY MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZES RED LIGHTS ON AGENCY VEHICLES! Please dial 911 and advise them of your location if you are initiated to pull over by a dark colored vehicle with red and blue lights!

The City of Douglas and community partners announce that due to the weather and cold temperatures predicted for Monday, January 15, 2018, the annual “Day On” service project has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. As soon as details are available, the rescheduled date and time will be announced.

City of Douglas job postings - to apply online or for full job description, www.cityofdouglas.com/jobs

The following are the Crime Stats Comparisons looking at the amount of crime in each zone for December 2017 and comparing the numbers from December 2016. To the right shows the year to date comparied for this time through December 2017 to December 2016. The stats are broken down by zone. The last photo is for the city as a whole comparing 2017 against 2016. As you can tell, crime overall for the city was down 21.68 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. The map showing the zone breakdown is in our photo's.

Due to hazardous road conditions, Snow and Ice on the roadways, the Douglas Police Department request that vehicle travel be limited to unavoidable or emergency travel. Current conditions will greatly increase your chances of being involved in an accident. Stay safe and stay home if you can.

The Douglas Police Department is proud to announce that the 2017 Toy Drive was a huge success. On Saturday 12/16/2017 the City of Douglas and its partners distributed toys collected during the Toy Drive to approx. 465 children ages 12 and under. We would like to thank all our community partners, City Departments, Officials, and other agencies that made this possible for the children in our community.

WANTED The Criminal Investigation Unit of the Douglas Police Department is asking for assistance in locating JONATHAN DOUGLAS VANN, age 19. Vann is wanted for FELONY Interstate Interference with Custody. Vann is a resident of Atkinson County but frequents the Douglas area and is known to travel to and from North Carolina. Anyone with any information that would assist in locating JONATHAN VANN is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. 912-384-2222 or the Tips Line at 912-260-3600 or your local 911 center. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/ .

The City of Douglas December E-Newsletter is now posted, www.cityofdouglas.com/newsletter. To sign up to receive the monthly e-newsletter and other information from the City of Douglas, click on notify me on the left side of the home page, www.cityofdouglas.com.