Wrightsville Beach Police Department

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SEPTEMBER 11, 200120th Anniversary Memorial ServiceThe Wrightsville Beach Fire Department is hosting a memorial service ...
09/09/2021

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
20th Anniversary Memorial Service

The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department is hosting a memorial service commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Please join us at the Wrightsville Beach Park Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on 9/11. The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes as members of various local government agencies take part in a reading of the names. Wrightsville Beach Firefighters will also hold a vigil from 0846 to 1028, commemorating the timeline of that fateful morning. Refreshments to follow at Wrightsville Beach Fire Department.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
20th Anniversary Memorial Service

The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department is hosting a memorial service commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Please join us at the Wrightsville Beach Park Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on 9/11. The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes as members of various local government agencies take part in a reading of the names. Wrightsville Beach Firefighters will also hold a vigil from 0846 to 1028, commemorating the timeline of that fateful morning. Refreshments to follow at Wrightsville Beach Fire Department.

News Release
09/08/2021

News Release

News Release

A reminder that the school buses will be in full force soon.  Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the “Sch...
08/18/2021
North Carolina School Bus Stop Law

A reminder that the school buses will be in full force soon. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the “School Bus Stop Law”. Passing a stopped school bus is a Class 1 misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $500 and (5) driver’s license points on your insurance. http://www.ncbussafety.org/schoolbussafety/sbswlaw.html

Original brochure designed and produced by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles, School Bus & Traffic Safety Section

Good Afternoon Everyone!Due to the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming “Mee...
08/17/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Due to the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming “Meeting with the Chief” on Thursday, August 19, 2021, @ 5:00 pm.

We will send out notifications once we decide to resume normal monthly meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email, and I will do everything that I can to assist you.

Please stay safe & healthy…

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Due to the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming “Meeting with the Chief” on Thursday, August 19, 2021, @ 5:00 pm.

We will send out notifications once we decide to resume normal monthly meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email, and I will do everything that I can to assist you.

Please stay safe & healthy…

A purse has been found and left at the Wrightsville Beach Police Department.  Please contact 910-256-7945 for details on...
08/11/2021

A purse has been found and left at the Wrightsville Beach Police Department. Please contact 910-256-7945 for details on how to claim it. Thank you.

A purse has been found and left at the Wrightsville Beach Police Department. Please contact 910-256-7945 for details on how to claim it. Thank you.

Yes, school buses will be in full force soon.  Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the “School Bus Stop La...
08/09/2021
North Carolina School Bus Stop Law

Yes, school buses will be in full force soon. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the “School Bus Stop Law”. Passing a stopped school bus is a Class 1 misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $500 and (5) driver’s license points on your insurance. http://www.ncbussafety.org/schoolbussafety/sbswlaw.html

Original brochure designed and produced by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles, School Bus & Traffic Safety Section

Wrightsville Beach Police Department offers our sincere condolences to the family of Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath.  ...
08/03/2021

Wrightsville Beach Police Department offers our sincere condolences to the family of Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and Jones County officers. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Wrightsville Beach Police Department offers our sincere condolences to the family of Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and Jones County officers. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Good afternoon Wrightsville Beach residents and visitors. Please join us in welcoming Officer Ross to the Department. Of...
07/29/2021

Good afternoon Wrightsville Beach residents and visitors. Please join us in welcoming Officer Ross to the Department. Officer Ross was sworn in today. Let’s make him feel welcome!

Hurricane Prep #15A tropical system does not have to be hurricane strength to be deadly. Tropical storms can produce str...
07/26/2021
Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

Hurricane Prep #15
A tropical system does not have to be hurricane strength to be deadly. Tropical storms can produce strong winds, as well as heavy rainfall, which can lead to flooding. Don’t let your guard down when there’s a tropical storm watch. For more information about tropical storms and hurricanes, visit weather.gov/hurricanesafety

Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. In the Central Pacific Ocean...

Please join us for the "Meeting with the Chief" on Thursday, August 19, 2021.  See the link below for more details.  We ...
07/23/2021

Please join us for the "Meeting with the Chief" on Thursday, August 19, 2021. See the link below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there.

https://conta.cc/3eLZ4wg

Please join us for the "Meeting with the Chief" on Thursday, August 19, 2021. See the link below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there.

https://conta.cc/3eLZ4wg

Hurricane Prep #15If you have pets, do you know what you would do with them during a hurricane? Prepare for the worst by...
07/23/2021
Prepare Your Pets for Disasters | Ready.gov

Hurricane Prep #15
If you have pets, do you know what you would do with them during a hurricane? Prepare for the worst by assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system. Be aware that not all shelters accept pets. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. ready.gov/animals

Learn how to make an emergency plan for your pets and how to build a pet emergency kit. Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. To prepare for the unexpected follow these tips with your pets in mind:

Hurricane Prep#14Don't wait for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Warning to secure your boat. By then it's too late to safe...
07/22/2021

Hurricane Prep#14
Don't wait for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Warning to secure your boat. By then it's too late to safely work on a dock. Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead. Haul out your boat or add additional lines as soon as a tropical storm or hurricane watch is issued. This will typically give you 48 hours before the anticipated onset of storm winds and will allow you to safely secure your boat. weather.gov/safety/safeboating-before

Hurricane Prep#14
Don't wait for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Warning to secure your boat. By then it's too late to safely work on a dock. Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead. Haul out your boat or add additional lines as soon as a tropical storm or hurricane watch is issued. This will typically give you 48 hours before the anticipated onset of storm winds and will allow you to safely secure your boat. weather.gov/safety/safeboating-before

Hurricane Prep #13Storm surge can cause major damage to your home and pose a significant threat for drownings - making i...
07/19/2021

Hurricane Prep #13
Storm surge can cause major damage to your home and pose a significant threat for drownings - making it one of the greatest threats to life and property from a hurricane. Listen to local officials and evacuate immediately if told to do so. If you’re not in an evacuation zone, be sure to stay away from floodwaters and never drive through water-covered roads. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown!

Hurricane Prep #13
Storm surge can cause major damage to your home and pose a significant threat for drownings - making it one of the greatest threats to life and property from a hurricane. Listen to local officials and evacuate immediately if told to do so. If you’re not in an evacuation zone, be sure to stay away from floodwaters and never drive through water-covered roads. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown!

Hurricane Prep #12Do you know the difference between a Storm Surge Warning and a Storm Surge Watch? A Storm Surge Warnin...
07/16/2021

Hurricane Prep #12
Do you know the difference between a Storm Surge Warning and a Storm Surge Watch? A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening flooding within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening flooding within the next 48 hours. In either case, please promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials. Visit weather.gov/hurricanesafety for more hurricane safety tips.

Hurricane Prep #12
Do you know the difference between a Storm Surge Warning and a Storm Surge Watch? A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening flooding within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening flooding within the next 48 hours. In either case, please promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials. Visit weather.gov/hurricanesafety for more hurricane safety tips.

07/15/2021
Hurricane Prep #11Coastal flooding is defined as saltwater or freshwater inundation along the coast and can be caused by...
07/15/2021

Hurricane Prep #11
Coastal flooding is defined as saltwater or freshwater inundation along the coast and can be caused by storm surges, onshore winds, high surf, or high astronomical tides. If coastal flooding is expected in your area, follow the advice of your local officials, and be prepared to evacuate. Do not drive through flooded roads and parking lots of unknown depth...what may look like a puddle could actually be a washed-out road. weather.gov/safety/flood

Hurricane Prep #11
Coastal flooding is defined as saltwater or freshwater inundation along the coast and can be caused by storm surges, onshore winds, high surf, or high astronomical tides. If coastal flooding is expected in your area, follow the advice of your local officials, and be prepared to evacuate. Do not drive through flooded roads and parking lots of unknown depth...what may look like a puddle could actually be a washed-out road. weather.gov/safety/flood

Hurricane Prep #10Some hurricane preparations, such as strengthening your home, can be significant efforts. But there ar...
07/14/2021

Hurricane Prep #10
Some hurricane preparations, such as strengthening your home, can be significant efforts. But there are also small decisions that, if made, could save your life. Small decisions like keeping your gas tank full, looking up your evacuation zone, or having a long extension cord for your generator, can end up making a big impact when the storm hits. weather.gov/safety/hurricane

Hurricane Prep #10
Some hurricane preparations, such as strengthening your home, can be significant efforts. But there are also small decisions that, if made, could save your life. Small decisions like keeping your gas tank full, looking up your evacuation zone, or having a long extension cord for your generator, can end up making a big impact when the storm hits. weather.gov/safety/hurricane

Hurricane Prep #9The time to prepare for a hurricane is NOW, before a storm is upon you. Once you’re under pressure, hav...
07/13/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Hurricane Prep #9
The time to prepare for a hurricane is NOW, before a storm is upon you. Once you’re under pressure, having a written plan will take the guesswork out of what you need to do to protect yourself and your family. Know where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies now. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a Hurricane Watch is issued. Those supplies that you need will probably be sold out by the time you reach the front of the line. Being prepared now will mean the difference between your being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor.
ready.gov/make-a-plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

Please be aware that power outages may be occurring on the island.  Be cautious at stoplights.  Thank youFor more inform...
07/13/2021

Please be aware that power outages may be occurring on the island. Be cautious at stoplights. Thank you

For more information please visit Duke Energy
https://www.duke-energy.com/outages

Please be aware that power outages may be occurring on the island. Be cautious at stoplights. Thank you

For more information please visit Duke Energy
https://www.duke-energy.com/outages

Hurricane Prep #8 Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help you...
07/12/2021

Hurricane Prep #8
Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes: ready.gov/neighbors

Hurricane Prep #8
Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes: ready.gov/neighbors

Hurricane Prep #7If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurric...
07/09/2021

Hurricane Prep #7
If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel, or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand high winds.
flash.org/protect.php

Hurricane Prep #7
If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel, or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand high winds.
flash.org/protect.php

Hurricane Prep#6Today, call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enoug...
07/08/2021

Hurricane Prep#6
Today, call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home...and remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for flooding. floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

Hurricane Prep#6
Today, call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home...and remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for flooding. floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

Hurricane Prep#5Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it thro...
07/07/2021

Hurricane Prep#5
Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water, and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. ready.gov/kit

Hurricane Prep#5
Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water, and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. ready.gov/kit

Hurricane Prep#4Take some time to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find...
07/06/2021

Hurricane Prep#4
Take some time to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.
hurricanes.gov/prepare

Hurricane Prep#4
Take some time to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.
hurricanes.gov/prepare

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Message from the Chief: I am pleased to welcome you to our website. As you view the various pages herein, you will get a chance to learn more about our history and our ongoing commitment to providing superior policing services to the people of this community and all who visit here. We are an agency focused on maintaining public trust in and satisfaction with our services. Our officers, leaders, and civilian staff, work to protect the rights of all, advance the cause of justice, resolve crisis, and enhance the quality of life. We are proud to be a fully accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2015. We appreciate the public we serve and are very glad for their collaboration and ongoing support. We are also glad to be a part of a professional and highly dedicated system of local and regional government.

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