It is the mission of the Kenansville Police Department to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion. We are committed to the protection of the life and property; the preservation of peace, order, and safety; the vigorous enforcement of local, state, and Federal laws; and the defense of the Constitution of the State of North Carolina and the Constitution of the United States of America in a fair and impartial manner.
We are committed to serving our community to enhance the quality of the life and to nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. Our officers are determined to serve as a deterrent to crime, develop relationships with community groups, residential and business organizations, and support historic preservation in our town. Additionally, we are dedicated to our personnel by providing continuous training and educational development, as well as career enhancement opportunities. The Kenansville Police Department has and shall continue to provide service of the highest quality to its community and foster community partnerships in crime prevention.
KPD (Left to Right) – J. Kennedy, G. Killette, R. Bravo, Chief R. Strickland, J. D. Turner, P. Sanchez, M. Mobley, K. Tripp
Message from the Chief:
Every year brings a renewed commitment by our entire police force to protect the lives and property of all our citizens. Our number one priority continues to be the reduction of crime in the Town of Kenansville.
Kenansville citizens must stay vigilant and involved in our efforts to protect their wellbeing. Many crimes of opportunity can be prevented by an involved and vigliant public. Theft of property continues to be our number one crime in and around Kenansville. These thefts can be drastically reduced if people would use crime prevention techniques, use alarm systems, and take valuables out of plain view. Vehicles that are left unlocked are an open invitation to opportunist criminals. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to smash a car window and grab whatever is visible.
Another important tip to remember is to remove items from the center console and glove compartment that contain personal information such as your address, vehicle insurance or vehicle registration. That’s the first place thieves look not only for valuables, but to access your home and steal your identity. If you see any suspicious activity around your area, please call the Kenansville Police Department at 910-296-0124. We appreciate any help you can provide to fight crime.
Chief Ryan Strickland