Police Department Overview



The Kinston Police Department pledges to serve our community, to safeguard lives and property, and to preserve order all while respecting the constitutional rights of everyone to liberty, equality and justice.

Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty 


We are proud providers of professional police services to the citizens of the City of Kinston. Our Police Department provides:

  • Proactive Uniformed Patrol
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Laboratory
  • Animal Control
  • Support Services
  • Police Community Action Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT Capabilities

Programs Provided

  • Community Partnership Programs
  • Community Watch Program Assistance
  • Home Safety Inspections
  • Informational Channel "2" Community Access Channel
  • Residential, Commercial and Houses of Worship Safety Workshops
  • Sentinel Program
  • Kinston Police Explorer Post

Special Event Policy

Special Event 2

Special Event Permit

Special Event 2

Compliment/Complaint Form


Report Request


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