In December of 1988, Ralph Dawe, a general contractor, and his family moved to Scottsboro from Hawaii. Dawe applied at the police department, believing his family could grow with the town. He was later hired as a police officer with the Scottsboro Police Department and began following in the footsteps of his father, Ralph W. Dawe, Jr., a retired law enforcement officer.
Chief Dawe is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and belongs to the FBI National Academy Association, National Police Chief’s Association, Alabama Chief’s Association, Fraternal Order of Police, International Narcotic Association, Alabama Narcotic Association and a charter member of the Alabama Criminal Investigators Association.
In 2006, Dawe was unanimously appointed Police Chief by the city council and played a significant role with improvements and accomplishments for the Scottsboro Police Department. He applied for and received $394,950 in federal grant money to promote and implement COPS in the school program, $134,066 to aid methamphetamine investigations and to upgrade tech and $200,000 to place computers in patrol cars.
“I would like to continue serving all of the citizens and employees of Scottsboro by being elected to Scottsboro City Council Place 1. By using my experience of 31 years serving the city, managing and interacting with our people, learning the logistical operations of the city and a clear understanding of budgets, I can continue to improve the city my wife and I chose to grow with 31 years ago. I am honored to have worked with so many professional law enforcement officers, city and county leaders and citizens of this community. I humbly ask for your support on election day, August 25, 2020.”
Chief Dawe was married to his wife, Roxanne in 1980. Both were born and raised in Hawaii, and they have four children and eight grandchildren. Dawe retired from the Scottsboro Police Department on June 1, 2020.
“If you have any concerns or questions for me, please feel free to contact me at 256-599-3433, and I will gladly meet with you.”