Message from the Chief


Thank you for your interest in the FVPD and the safety of your community. I hope you find our website interesting and useful, and I hope you return often, as new content and features are added regularly. And, of course, I welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our website and police department operations in general.

Our website includes information for each division and other units in the Department. Safety tips and traffic safety information are just a few of the other features on our site.  And, of course, for those individuals interested in becoming part of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, you can find out about career opportunities – both sworn and civilian positions. To contact a Department recruiter call 919-552-1434 or email or

I am excited and honored to serve as Chief of Police in the Town of Fuquay-Varina.  As your Police Chief since 2015, I am committed to building partnerships with residents, business leaders and community groups to design initiatives to address crime and quality of life concerns.  I will ensure that we, as members of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, engage in legal, ethical, respectful and professional policing services for all citizens. My philosophy as a chief is that every person deserves respect, courtesy and protections of the U.S. Constitution.

There are challenges in modern policing. In fact, challenges are higher than ever before in law enforcement but so are opportunities to examine what we do, how we do it and to determine if we can be more effective while strengthening relationships.

As your chief, you can expect integrity, a team work philosophy, a commitment to training and leadership development, intelligence-led policing, open communication, a commitment to community oriented policing and hard work.

But hard work in relationship to providing a safe community is not my sole responsibility.  In order to have a safe community we must all work together.  We must embrace the idea that everyone can do their part to reduce crime.  If everyone did their part, even something small, just think of the impact we could have?  My leadership will focus on just that – impacting the Town of Fuquay- Varina by working collaboratively with others – internally and externally – to ensure a safe community for all.

I look forward to working with each of you.  We can make a difference, together.

Laura L. Fahnestock

Chief of Police