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Back the Blue Beach Splash
The Back the Blue Beach Splash is on Saturday January 30, 2021.
2021 Residential Parking Permits and Vehicle Tax Decals
Town of Wrightsville Beach 2021 residential parking permits and vehicle tax decals will not be available to purchase until February 1, 2021 due to printing delays related to COVID interruptions and closures.
Effective February 1, the Town will introduce a new online application and payment process for purchasing residential parking permits and vehicle tax decals. During the period February 1 through February 14, residential permits and vehicle tax decals may only be purchased online. Once an application is completed, payment made, and the application approved, the permit and/or decal will be available for in-person pick up at the parking office located at 321 Causeway Drive anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Commercial I and II parking decals will be available through in-person purchase only during the same office hours starting February 8.
After February 14, in-person applications and purchases of residential parking permits and vehicle tax decals will begin at the parking office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, all in-person visits are restricted to one person in that office at a time and masks are required.
Please visit the Town’s website (www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com) closer to February 1 to access the direct link/website address for the on-line purchase of residential permits and tax decals.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the Police Department!
If your surprise engagement on the beach last night didn’t go as planned, please contact the police department at 910-256-7945. We may have what you are looking for. 🔎
Please leave a detailed message if you contact the Police Department and no one answers our hours have been adjusted due to our Holiday Schedule.
"Are you having a holly, jolly Christmas?" — The Grinch
"Happy Holidays from ALL of us at the WBPD"
On behalf of the Wrightsville Beach Police Department, I am sad to report the death of Mount Holly NC Police Officer Tyler Henderson. He was killed by gunfire during a call for service early this morning. An offender is in custody.
Your officers will demonstrate their respect for the Herndon family and the members of the Mount Holly Police Department by draping our badges. Please keep the Herndon family in your prayers.
David G. Squires
Chief of Police
Please help us to welcome Officer Lance Foss, our newest sworn Master Police Officer.
In 1990, Officer Foss received his Basic Law Enforcement Training from Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina and went on to earn his Advance Law Enforcement Certification, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Methodist University.
Officer Foss came to us from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Law Enforcement Officer, Marine Patrol and a School Resource Officer. Prior to that, he retired from the NC Department of Insurance-Law Enforcement/Criminal Investigations Division as a District Commander, where he supervised a team of special agents.
In addition, Officer Foss previously served as an adjunct Instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College and currently teaches through Cape Fear Community College. He holds his training certificates in General Instructor, LE Physical Fitness, Haz-Mat Awareness and Rapid Deployment/Active Shooter.
Welcome Officer Foss, you are certainly a welcome addition to our department.
Trying to identify one of the two subjects in regards to found property that was turned into the Wrightsville Beach Police Department.
Please call (910) 256-7945 and ask for Sergeant Newberry.
The Wrightsville Beach Police Department, Wrightsville Beach Fire Department and Ocean Rescue were the fortunate’ recipients of a brand new Public Safety boat. Several months ago, Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens had the idea to acquire a joint Public Safety boat which would be utilized by all three Departments. In honor of Jeremy, the new Marine Unit will be named “Marine 81”.
A very special thanks to Oak Grove Technologies for their generous boat donation. This will help all Wrightsville Beach First Responders in their effort to keep our residents and visitors safe while enjoying our ocean waters.
Special shout out to MarineMax Wrightsville Beach for helping with this process!
A shout out and a big thank you to Officer Baker for giving the Public Safety Building some Holiday Cheer!!!
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We are delighted to have among us, Officer Jordan Deal. Officer Deal was sworn in today with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department. He received his Basic Law Enforcement Training in May 2017, after completing a vigorous 6 month training program at the Fayetteville Police Departments Training Center. After the completion of the Fayetteville Police Department Academy, Officer Deal was released to solo patrol. Once released to solo patrol with the Fayetteville Police Department, Officer Deal accumulated three Life-Saving Awards along with a Unit Commendation award.
Officer Deal served as a Police Specialist for 1.5 years and has trained several new officers. Please help us to welcome Officer Deal.
Let us know how we are doing!
The Wrightsville Beach Police Department has designed a Community Survey that we encourage all residents and visitors to fill out. The survey is a way to measure and improve our services.
The survey may be found by clicking the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WBPD_Survey
Please help us to welcome Officer Bandon Delf to the Wrightsville Beach Police Department. Officer Delf was sworn in as a Wrightsville Beach Police Officer on Wednesday November 25, 2020.
Officer Delf received his Basic Law Enforcement Training from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2018. Prior to that he attended Cayuga Community College and majored in accounting.
Officer Delf began his career in Law Enforcement at the Jacksonville Police Department and comes to us from the Burgaw Police Department.
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From everyone at the Police Department have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Wrightsville Beach PD was able to take part in some rescue training today with Ocean Rescue and Coast Guard. These guys and girls are impressive!!
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Ceremony to Celebrate the Life of Wrightsville Beach
Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens
Saturday, November 21, 2020
1:45 Procession Arrives in Wrightsville Beach Park
2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Ceremony
On Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., a Ceremony to Celebrate the Life of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens will be held at Wrightsville Beach Park located at 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. The public is invited and, due to the expectations of high attendance, law enforcement will be on the scene directing traffic. A private procession will precede the ceremony beginning at 1:00 pm and is scheduled to arrive in Wrightsville Beach Park at approximately 1:45 p.m. The public is asked to arrive and be parked no later than 1:30 p.m.
We do encourage everyone to wear a mask and to social distance at the ceremony. For those who prefer to remain distanced from the crowd, the Ceremony will be streamed live via Facebook through the Town of Wrightsville Beach and the Wrightsville Beach Police Department pages. Links are as follows:
Town of Wrightsville Beach: https://m.facebook.com/TownOfWrightsvilleBeachNorthCarolina
Please be aware that Wrightsville Beach Park will be closed on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
For additional information and a map of available parking, please go to www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. The information will be listed on the Town’s homepage.
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From all your brothers and sisters at the Police Department.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Today we mourn with our brothers and sisters next door.
A lifeguard captain in Wrightsville Beach and a stuntman in the local film industry, Jeremy Owens was a force in the community until his death this week.
**For the second weekend in a row, thieves came into Wrightsville Beach. **
Early Sunday morning, your WBPD officers (Sgt. Lowe’s B squad) along with members of the NHCSO, Wilmington PD, and SABLE unit all worked to apprehend 3 juveniles and 1 adult engaged in widespread theft.
While the investigation continues (led by Det. Greene) it appears that all of the 12 cars broken into were unlocked. The one car stolen from a Town resident was unlocked and had keys in it. One rifle was left in an unlocked parked car and that firearm was stolen. Thankfully the stolen rifle, the stolen car, and several items of stolen property were recovered by officers.
Please think about the role you and your family can play in stopping this.
We need your help!
When you refuse to leave firearms, keys, and other valuable property in your car, you are making this a less attractive theft destination.
When you lock your car, you are protecting you and your neighbors.
Providing the police with the serial number of stolen property (especially firearms) makes recovering that property much more likely.
The Wrightsville Beach Police Department would like to thank the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, K9 Oscar, K9 Bane, Sable Air Unit and Wilmington, NC Police Department for their assistance during the incident last night. We greatly appreciate the quick response, hard work, and dedication by all involved. Thank you for your continued invaluable partnership!
Corporal Matthews honored us with a visit from Parker. What a sweet pup:)
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We regret to announce the passing of WBPD Reserve Officer Charles Zearfoss who proudly served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department from 1996 through 2003.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Zearfoss family during these difficult times.
As we celebrate this Veterans Day, we would like to invite the community to join us in thanking our own Wrightsville Beach Police Department Veterans.
Over the past weekend, officers responded to several incidents of vehicle break-ins and bike theft. A citizen alerted officers to the suspicious activity and gave them a description of possible suspects. Officers were able to quickly locate and detain 5 juveniles that are suspected of at least 19 vehicle break-ins. There were no signs of forced entry and there were several cases where valuable property (including one firearm) was left behind in the cars.
Please remember to do your part in our shared effort to discourage thieves:
1. Always remove valuable property from your car every time you park it.
2. Always lock your car (even in your own driveway).
3. Take a few minutes to record a serial number or an owner applied number to bikes and other property you leave outside of your home.
When you see Sgt. Rich and his squad out and about… tell him he and his crew did a great job in this case. The investigation continues.
Everybody loves a Dolphin😍 These were taken today in the Intracoastal Waterway.
It was wonderful that Officer Snyder brought in her new puppy Remington, to meet us. It didn't take long for him to pick out his new office.
This photo was taken this morning at the Farmers Market.
Memo: 2019 Survey Analysis from Chief Squires.
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