Police Department

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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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Police Chief Patrice Andrews

Police Chief Patrice Andrews

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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 Investigate Shooting at Streets at Southpoint

    Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday afternoon at The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road. Three people were shot, and three other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries that were not gunshot wounds. Read on...
  2. Durham Police Arrest Two Men in Series of Robberies

    Durham police investigators have arrested two men in connection with a series of commercial armed robberies targeting cell phone stores and convenience stores. No one was injured in the robberies. Read on...
  3. Crime Alert - Gun Thefts

    The Durham Police Department has noticed a recent increase in the reporting of stolen firearms, especially from vehicle break-ins. Read on...
  4. Durham Police Asking for Information on 2019 Homicide

    Durham police investigators are asking for information about a 2019 cold case homicide that happened on Fayetteville Street near Old Fayetteville Street. Read on...
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