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