Our Mission

It is the mission of the Kenansville Police Department to serve the citizens within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to the protection of life as well as property. We will preserve the peace and order, as well as the safety of all parties involved. We will enforce all 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 life and to maintain public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethical behavior. Our officers are determined to serve as a deterrent to crime, develop relationships with community groups, both residential and business organizations, and to support historic preservation within the community.

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 our community and foster community partnerships in crime prevention.

Dear Citizens,

Every year brings a renewed commitment by our department to protect the lives and property of all citizens. Our number one priority continues to be the reduction of crime in the Town of Kenansville.

We ask that the citizens of Kenansville stay vigilant and involved in our efforts to protect their wellbeing. Many crimes of opportunity can be prevented by an involved and vigilant public. Theft of property continues to be an increased crime in and around Kenansville. These thefts can be drastically reduced if citizens would use crime prevention techniques, use alarm systems, and remove valuables from plain view. Vehicles that are left unlocked are an open invitation to opportunist criminals. It only takes a few seconds for someone to break a car window and remove any visible items.

Another important tip to remember is to remove items from the center console and glove compartment of your vehicle that may contain personal information or of significant value. That’s the first-place people 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. If it is an emergency please dial 911.We appreciate any help you can provide to prevent crime.