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Ralph Dawe


Ralph Dawe graduated from High School in Kaneohe, Hawaii in 1975 and married Roxanne Jones from Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980.

In 1988, Ralph and Roxanne relocated to Scottsboro, Alabama. They have four children, Ralph IV, Chantel, Denise and Taylor and their children all attended the Scottsboro School system. He was hired as a police officer in March 1989 and worked up through the ranks of patrol, detectives, administration and was appointed as Chief of police in 2006. In June of 2020 he retired with 31 years of service and 14 years in the position of chief. He is a standing member of the FBI National Academy, Alabama Chiefs of Police Association and Fraternal Order of Police.

In June 2020, Ralph Dawe announced his candidacy for the office of City Council Place 1 and was elected August 25, 2020. His campaign platform was to make sure our city employees are treated and paid fairly so that they can perform their jobs more efficiently while serving the citizens of Scottsboro. He also focused on making the cities building codes and restrictions more inviting for developers and new home builders, and to bring more industry and small businesses to Scottsboro. Most importantly, was his desire to improve the infrastructure of the city to make it more attractive to prospective businesses and residents. Ralph Dawe desires to continue to serve the citizens of Scottsboro as he has for the past 31 years as a law enforcement officer and is always available for anyone that may have any concerns. He can be reached at 256-599-3433 or with the contact form below. 

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