Police Department

Emergencies should be reported by dialing 9-1-1

Last updated Nov. 15, 2019 - 8:43 am

Please do not use the generic email below to report crimes. Call 911 for emergencies or ongoing incidents. For other crimes, please see the "Report a Crime" section below.

The goal of the Raleigh Police Department is to make Raleigh one of the safest cities in America. To do that, we continually advance strategies that prevent crime. We find ways to engage the community in taking steps that help minimize opportunities for victimization. We explore appropriate policy direction with the Mayor and City Council. We seek solutions to the complex community problems that contribute to crime and disorder. And we enforce the laws and arrest the people who break them.

Contact Information

Non-Emergency Police Response Needed: 919-831-6311

General Police Information and Questions: 919-996-3335 | email
Headquarters, 6716 Six Forks Road - View police districts

In the case of an emergency or to report a crime, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not send an e-mail..

Vision and Mission Statement


The Raleigh Police Department promotes a positive level of real and perceived safety within the city of Raleigh that reflects a thriving atmosphere in which to live, work, and play.


In the spirit of service, the Raleigh Police Department exists to preserve and improve the quality of life, instill peace, and protect property through unwavering attention to our duties in partnership with the community.

Written Directives

Below is a link to the Raleigh Police Department Written Directives. These directives set forth our mission, our values and our guiding principles, and the code of ethics by which all personnel are expected to abide.

RPD Written Directives

Lock It or Lose It!

Lock It or Lose It!:

  • In 2017, there were 4,548 vehicle break-ins reported to Raleigh Police.

  • 80 percent of these vehicles had no visible damage to the vehicle, indicating they were most likely unlocked.

  • In 2017, there were 268 firearms stolen from vehicles during the crime of Larceny from Motor Vehicle.

  • Ninety-two vehicles were stolen by suspects when they located a key inside the vehicle.
  • The majority of vehicles had a bag, purse or other item of perceived value visible from the outside.

  • 51 percent of the targeted vehicles were located at single family homes or apartment complexes.

Citizens are encouraged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables, especially firearms, or risk losing them to theft.

Face to Face Community Meetings and Report

Face to Face Report

It is my pleasure to submit this report on behalf of everyone from the Raleigh Police Department and the Raleigh Community who participated in the Face-to-Face process. I know that I join with you to ensure that we will continue to work in many ways to further enhance the community conversation exemplified by our four Face-to-Face meetings.

This report provides background about the Face-to-Face development process, summaries surrounding key topics that consistently arose for discussion during our meetings, and, perhaps of the greatest interest to many, a status report on the follow-up steps taken by the Police Department since January. In some respects, these steps involved matters that the Department could do on its own based upon what it heard from the community. In other instances, the follow-up measures involved the ongoing community collaboration to which the Department is committed.

- Cassandra Deck-Brown, RPD Police Chief

Face to Face Report

Recording Disclosure Form

The forms needed to request the disclosure of video according to NCGS §132-1.4A are available at the links below. Both pages of the completed form must be returned in person by the requestor to RPD Headquarters located at 6716 Six Forks Road, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Once the forms are received, they will be reviewed within three business days and the person that filled out the form will then be contacted.

Download: Recording Disclosure Request Form (English) | Recording Disclosure Request Form (Spanish) |Body Worn Camera and Mobile Video Recording Policy

Report a Crime

Online Reporting

Learn ways that you can report crimes, via phone, online and even anonymous tips through Crimestoppers.

Learn more about Report a Crime

Join RPD

Recruiting class

The RPD is searching for qualified individuals who want to join our corps of law enforcement professionals.

We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming Police Academy Class. For more information, contact the Recruiting Office at 919-996-1343 or go to

Learn more about Join RPD

Crime Mapping

Crime map

The RPD and the GIS Division of the City of Raleigh's IT Department have partnered to provide online crime mapping to the public.

Learn more about Crime Mapping

Become a RPD Volunteer

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A RPD volunteer is someone who is interested in helping ensure the safety of the citizens of Raleigh. Volunteers are a vital part of our police department.

Learn more about Become a RPD Volunteer

Crime Prevention


The RPD's goal is to educate the community on crime prevention techniques and get citizens involved in crime prevention activities.

Learn more about Crime Prevention

Request Crash Report

Crash diagram

The RPD maintains a database to allow citizens to download a copy of their recent crash report.

Learn more about Request Crash Report

Homicide Open Cases

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RPD is dedicated to identify, apprehend and prosecute those who commit murder in our city.

Learn more about Homicide Open Cases

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of questions which RPD officers and employees are often asked. We hope that these answers will address a few of your concerns.

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Police Divisions

Learn all about the different divisions in the Police Department.

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Important Numbers

  • Animal Control - 919-831-6311
  • CrimeStoppers - 919-834-4357
  • Drug Activity Hotline - 919-996-3555
  • Evidence & Found Property - 919-996-3395
  • Family Violence Intervention Program - 919-996-3335
  • Gang Tip Line - 919-996-4264
  • Gang Prevention Information - 919-256-0919
  • Graffiti Removal Hotline - 919-996-6001
  • Internal Affairs and Professional Standards - 919-996-3155
  • Permits - 919-996-3335
  • Personnel/Recruiting - 919-996-1343
  • Records - 919-996-3325

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