Police Department


Mission Statement

The Durham Police Department works together with the community to minimize crime, promote safety, and enhance quality of life in our city. 

Vision Statement

The vision of the Durham Police Department is to be a progressive law enforcement agency committed to reducing crime by providing the best quality of service, fostering public confidence and maintaining the highest standards of excellence as a community partner for positive change.

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DPD Chief P.V. Andrews

               Police Chief Patrice Andrews

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Durham Police Department Use of Force Policy

The officers of the Durham Police Department are committed to protecting and serving all members of our community. To better enhance this relationship, we are providing clarification and information on our Use of Force policy.

  1. Durham Police Department's Public Comment Portal on Accreditation

  2. Illegal Dirt Bike and All-terrain Vehicle (ATVs) Activity Reporting

    The Durham Police Department has initiated a multi-jurisdictional task force to direct a coordinated response to this unlawful and reckless activity. Stay tuned and follow us on social media for additional information and updates. Read on...
  3. Arrest Made in Guthrie Avenue Homicide

    Brian Deshan Luster, 42, of Durham, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and possession of firearm by felon. Read on...

    An amber alert has been issued for Aniha Hooper, 16, of Durham. Read on...
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