Dothan Police Officer Steven Jones is on administrative leave with pay after being arrested early Saturday.
Police say Officer Jones has been charged with third degree burglary after breaking into the residence his wife was house-sitting.
Police Chief John Powell says the incident is connected to a domestic violence situation between the officer and his wife.
He does not know of any previous record Officer Jones may have.
Following the chief's recommendation, the Personnel Board will decide any further disciplinary action.
Officer Jones has been employed with the Dothan Police Department for the past seven years.