There have been 20 applicants for the job of Dothan Police Chief so far with none of them coming from within the Dothan Police Department.
Among the names of applicants is William Land, former commander of the Houston County Sheriff's Office. So far there are five applicants from Alabama. But there are also applicants from as far away as New Jersey and Michigan.
However, Dothan City Manager Mike West says he does expect to receive applications from within the Dothan Police Department.
West says a new police chief will probably be in place by early next year.