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

DPD Recruitng Flyer

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. Arrest Made in April Homicide

    Durham police have arrested a 17- year-old juvenile in the murder of Jose Cabrera and shooting of a teenager in early April. Read on...
  2. Durham Police Charge Man with April 2022 Homicide

    Durham Police have arrested Armani Walker, 25, of Durham, and charged him with murder and seriously injuring two others on Auto Drive in early April. Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
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