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.

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On 10/28/2018 Officers from the Douglas Police Department responded to Rockin’ Roll Bowlin’, 1300 S.E. Bowens Mill Road, in reference to gunshots being fired. Officers from Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol also responded. On arrival Officers found multiple vehicles in the parking lot that had been struck by the gunfire. Officers checked the location, inside and out, and found no persons with any injuries related to this incident. Officers were able to locate several individuals at locations, other than the Bowling Alley, that were believed to be involved in the incident. One of these individuals had minor injuries that did not require him to be transported to the hospital for treatment. This individual and others with him denied any knowledge of the incident at the Bowling Alley. All though there were numerous people present no one has been willing to come forward as a witness or give a statement as to what took place. What was learned at the scene is that a group of individuals were conducting a meeting in a rented room that is connected to the Bowling Alley. Some type of disturbance started in the meeting and spilled over into the parking lot. All evidence at the scene indicates that there were no gunshots fired in this room or any other place inside the Bowling Alley. The gunshots took place in the parking lot and Officers have no reason to believe any one was struck by any gunshots and no Victims have come forward with any injuries related to this incident. All though there are no known injuries related to this incident there is a substantial amount of property damage. The Douglas Police Department Is requesting the public’s help in identifying the person(s) involved in this incident. Anyone with any information that would assist in this case is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. at 912-384-2222 or the Tips Line at 912-260-3600. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/.

On October 29, 2018 officers from the Douglas Police Department responded to parking lot in front of Goody's regarding a young male deer in the parking lot. Both rear legs appeared to have been broken, possibly a broken front leg and was bleeding from the mouth. Lindsey and Wills Animal Hospital was called to see if they could assist. Dr. Wills was kind enough to come out, free of charge, and assist with the deer. The Douglas Police Department wishes to thank Dr. Daniel Wills of Lindsey and Wills Animal Hospital. The deer appeared to be in tremendous pain and had become a danger to the general public. Thank you Dr. Wills. We appreciate your assistance!!!

City of Douglas Job Postings - to apply online, www.cityofdouglas.com/jobs or to apply in person go to City Hall located at 224 E. Bryan Street.

HALLOWEEN OBSERVED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31st As the traditional Halloween day quickly approaches, on Wednesday, October 31st, the City of Douglas Police Department urges parents and neighborhoods to use safety cautions for personal safety and especially for kids. The City asks that Trick-Or-Treating take place between the hours of 6:00pm – 9:00pm. In order to minimize traffic in the Golf Club neighborhood, traffic will flow one-way on October 31, during trick or treating hours. Homeowners should make arrangements to travel to their homes based on traffic flow in the Golf Club neighborhood from 6pm-9pm and follow directions of the police officers directing traffic. For entire press release, www.cityofdouglas.com.

The Douglas Police Department is asking the public for assistance identifying the woman in the photographs. She is a person of interest in an active case. Anyone with any information that would assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. at 912-384-2222 or the Tips Line at 912-260-3600. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/.

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RELEASED FROM COFFEE COUNTY EMA - Update on 9-1-1 non-emergency phone lines. Windstream was experiencing some technical difficulties in our area. All phone lines have been restored and you may call 912-384-7675 for NON-EMERGENCY assistance.

NOTICE FROM 911 10/12/18 9 a.m!

The Douglas Police Department is asking the public for help solving an ENTERING AUTO that occurred in the golf club area (zone 2)during Hurricane Michael. The victim is offering a $3,000 REWARD for information leading to an arrest and recovery of stolen items. The stolen items include a black backpack that housed personal items, such as keys, wallet with cash currency and important documents. ***Any home owner in the area of Cypress Lane/Tanglewood Drive is asked to review any available security surveillance footage during the hours of Hurricane Michael- 10 pm to around 7 am. Anyone with any information that would assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Douglas Police Dept. at 912-384-2222 or the Tips Line at 912-260-3600. Information can also be shared on the Department’s Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasGAPoliceDepartment/.

The City of Douglas has lifted its mandatory curfew as of 8:15am. Drivers and citizens should still be careful of debris on the road and in county areas of Douglas and Coffee County. To report non-emergencies such as downed lines, trees, etc., please call 912-384-3302 or dial 3-1-1. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE FROM COFFEE COUNTY EMA AS OF 3:30PM 10-10-18 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT NEW – Hurricane Warnings have been issued for Atkinson, Coffee and Jeff Davis Counties as of 2 pm. Very High Confidence in an extreme inland High wind event bringing hurricane force winds well inland. Winds 50 to 70 with Frequent Gusts to Hurricane Force Numerous Trees Down, Power Outages, Damage to Mobile Homes and Prefab Houses can be expected Please Heed warnings, failure to do so could be life threatening COUNTYWIDE CURFEW is in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday Businesses please consider the safety of your employees and help us keep our citizens safe by following this curfew Voluntary Evacuation Order Coffee County is issuing a voluntary evacuation order beginning at 3 p.m. today for mobile home residents and residents of other structures in which they do not feel safe. A Red Cross shelter opened at 4 p.m. in the Central Square Complex located at 200 South Madison Ave., Douglas Please bring medications with you if needed. Emergency Services (EMS, Fire, Police and Utility) will be limited with only responses to life threatening emergencies once wind speeds sustain at 35 mph. until winds subside. If you have damage to structures once it is safe to do so send pictures and address to coffeecountygaema@gmail.com It is important that damages are documented and reported. Sign-up for emergency alerts at http://www.hyper-reachgacoffeesign-up.html

UPDATE from Coffee EMA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - CAUTION ADVISED- Weather conditions for all of Coffee County are expected to worsen throughout the day. Winds are predicted to reach near hurricane strengthen during the night with tropical storm winds force winds (40- 60 mph) starting between 6 and 9 p.m. tonight and then nearing hurricane strength during the overnight hours with gusts possibly in excess of 70 mph. The duration of tropical storm force winds could last for 12 to 15 hours. Please Heed warnings, failure to do so could be life threatening. -COUNTYWIDE CURFEW- is in place from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Businesses please consider the safety of your employees and help us keep our citizens safe by following this curfew -Voluntary Evacuation Order- Coffee County is issuing a voluntary evacuation order beginning at 3 p.m. today for mobile home residents and residents of other structures in which they do not feel safe. A Red Cross shelter will be opening at 4 p.m. in the Central Square Complex located at 200 South Madison Ave., Douglas Please bring medications with you if needed. Emergency Services (EMS, Fire, Police and Utility) will be limited with only responses to life threatening emergencies once wind speeds sustain at 35 mph. until winds subside. Long power outages (several days) can be expected with this storm, if you are on medical equipment requiring power please take the necessary precautions. If you are using portable generators connecting to a home’s power system without proper transfer switches can be deadly for utility crews and first responders. Also gas generators should only be used in well ventilated areas. If you have damage to structures once it is safe to do so send pictures and address to coffeecountygaema@gmail.com It is important that damages are documented and reported. Sign-up for emergency alerts at http://www.hyper-reachgacoffeesign-up.html

A new update will be provided after the EMA meeting scheduled for this morning. For the most current information regarding Hurricane Michael, https://www.weather.gov/. The following was released by Coffee County EMA, as of 6pm Monday 10-8-2018, Douglas has a 9 out of 10 chance of sustained tropical storm force winds (39 mph or better) and a 20-30% chance of sustained Hurricane force winds (75 mph or more). Douglas should expect the tropical storm force winds around 6 p.m. Wednesday for 9-11 hours. Rainfall is predicted at 6.8" - 8.1" with heavier rainfall in isolated areas possible. Images and information shared below are as of 4am this morning from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center.