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

NNO Registration opens May 3,2022

Durham POlice Department 2019 Annual Report

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 Charge Man with March 2022 Homicide

    Durham Police investigators have obtained an indictment charging Willie James Smith Jr., 53, with First Degree Murder in a case from March 2022. Read on...
  2. Arrest made in a String of Armed Robberies

    Durham Police investigators have charged a juvenile in connection to several armed robberies that occurred in the north Durham Area. The 16 year old suspect was arrested in the 1500-block of Savannah Place on June 9, 2022. Read on...
  3. Two Arrested on Robbery with Dangerous Weapon Charges

    The Durham Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division – Robbery Unit charged two people for robbery with a dangerous weapon charges in connection to an armed robbery which occurred yesterday evening. Read on...
  4. Durham Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

    Durham police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex on Avon Lake Drive. Read on...
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