Police Department

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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Interim Chief Shari Montgomery

DPD Interim Chief Shari Montgomery
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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 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...
  2. Missing Person (Silver Alert) - John Otho Lyon

    Durham police are trying to locate 88-year-old John Otho Lyon who was last seen yesterday in the area of Yellowstone Drive. A Silver Alert has been issued. Read on...
  3. Durham Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing

    Durham police are investigating a fatal stabbing that was reported Thursday evening on Charles Street. Read on...
  4. DPD Warns of Dangers of Celebratory Gunfire in Video Tribute PSA

    July 4, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of 74-year-old Durham resident Paulette Thorpe who was sitting on a porch when she was killed by celebratory gunfire. The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. July 4 a year ago. Read on...
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