Police Department Overview


The Kinston Police Department pledges to defend the Constitutional rights of all citizens and visitors of the City of Kinston by providing the highest quality of law enforcement services. We strive to build trust, and assist each customer to a positive outcome through collaboration, education and empowered and responsible decision making.


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

  • Animal Control
  • Canine Operations
  • Educational support
  • Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Police Community Action Team
  • SWAT capabilities

Programs Provided

  • Additional programs include:
  • Community partnership programs
  • Community Watch program assistance
  • Free home safety inspections
  • Informational Channel "2" Community Access Channel
  • Kinston Police Explorer Post
  • Residential and houses of worship safety workshops

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Special Event Policy

Special Event 2

Special Event Permit

Special Event 2

Compliment/Complaint Form