Message from the Chief

Chief David KellyWelcome to the Morehead City Police Department's website. Our Department currently consists of 40 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn members.

Community Policing

The Morehead City Police Department is a full-service, proactive agency. The Morehead City Police Department's philosophy is community policing. Our goal is to continue to provide a high level of customer service in an effort to increase our connection with the community. This requires a Department-wide commitment to improving the quality of life, in partnership with our community, through fair and professional police services. The Morehead City Police Department is committed to treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect. Along with protecting their rights and providing equal protection under the law.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention shall be the primary goal of all members of this department. We will become proactive, as opposed to reactive. Instead of waiting to respond to problems in the making, we want to attack a problem as soon as it is identified as such, as aggressively as possible. For this to be successful, it is crucial to give and receive input from the community.

We will continue to develop positive role models and create an atmosphere of safety and trust with our citizens throughout the community.

Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way.

- Chief David Kelly