Members strive to improve the quality of life in the community by building partnerships that reduce crime, maintain order, enhance police/citizen relationships and create a safe environment while upholding the U.S. Constitution, NC. State Laws and Town Ordinances.
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department is committed to achieving its mission. We develop partnerships and specific goals designed to enhance our police service to the community in a manner that is consistent with our vision and the principles of our core values.
The mission of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department is to serve the people of Fuquay-Varina and to provide safety and improved quality of life in our community through excellence in policing. This will be achieved by embracing the core values of fairness, vigilance, professionalism, and dedication (F.V.P.D.).
The dedicated professionals of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department strive to create a level of professionalism, service, and excellence in law enforcement through our innovative problem-solving efforts and tireless pursuit of personal and organizational improvement as we foster public trust.
Fairness - We will always deliver impartial and just treatment and behavior without favoritism or discrimination.
Vigilance - We will keep careful watch for possible danger or difficulties of our Oath of Office and respect the Constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice.
Professionalism - We are open, honest, and forthcoming in our words and actions. We treat everyone with dignity, respect, and fairness regardless of individual background. Our appearance, demeanor, and bearing exemplify the highest standards in modern law enforcement.
Dedication - We are professionals dedicated and committed to the purpose of providing the best service to our citizens, business owners, and visitors of Fuquay-Varina.
These core values align with the Town's Core Values of Safety and Security, Quality of Life, and Effective Government and Governance as included in the Town's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
The Department's Goals include to:
- Search for and implement innovative programs designed to control crime and increase safety in our community.
- Cultivate, enhance, and foster trustworthy relationships within the community we serve.
- Continue a comprehensive recruiting plan that reflects our commitment to a diverse workforce, mirroring our community.
- Enhance the department's equipment, information, and technology capabilities to enhance law enforcement services in our community.
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department is comprised of 64 sworn law enforcement officers along with 8 civilian positions. To provide the highest level of service possible to our citizens, the department is broken down into four divisions including Administration, Patrol Services, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services.
The Administration Division consists of the Office of the Chief of Police. The Chief supervises the three sworn division commanders within the following divisions: Patrol Services, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services. The Chief of Police also supervises the Records Department and the Professional Standards Unit, which consists of one Lieutenant.
The Patrol Services Division is managed by a Police Captain/Division Commander and the division is broken down into four platoons. A Lieutenant oversees the operations of 2 platoons. Each platoon is supervised by a Sergeant and consists of sworn police officer positions (to include corporals, master police officers, police officer II and police officer ranks) and a telecommunicator.
Each Lieutenant serves as a Watch Commander and has the responsibility of one of the four districts - North, South, East, and West. The Division also includes a Traffic Unit consisting of a Sergeant, traffic officers, and K-9 officers, whose primary functions include focusing on traffic collision investigations, traffic crash reconstruction as well as traffic safety education. This unit was formed initially through a grant from the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Police officers investigate motor vehicle accidents, investigate violations of criminal law and enforce state laws and Town Ordinances. Each telecommunicator dispatch police-related calls for service and answer the Fuquay-Varina Police Department non-emergency phone line 919-552-3191.
The Criminal Investigations Division is managed by a Police Captain/Division Commander and the division consists of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, investigators are assigned to the following units:
- Narcotics and Vice Suppression
- Special Victims Unit
- Property Crimes
- Crimes Against Persons
The Division is also supported by the department's Crime Analyst.
The Special Operations Division is managed by a Police Captain/Division Commander and the division consists of four units, including a Lieutenant, sworn officers, and civilian personnel:
- Evidence and Property Control Unit
- Training and Recruitment
- Community Outreach
- School Resource Officers
- Fuquay-Varina High School
- Willow Spring High School
- Southern Wake Academy
To learn more about career opportunities within the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, call 919-552-1434 and request to speak to a Department recruiter.