Welcome to the Duck Police Department. The Duck Police Department exists to serve you with the highest standards of professionalism, courtesy, and integrity.

Following are the programs that are offered to our community, as well as the regular Police Blotters, that highlight police activity within the Town.

If you have any questions, or would like to participate in any of our programs, please call us at our office at 252.261.1112 or email us.



The current Police Department Staff follows. For additional information, or to contact an officer specifically please go to our Police Officer page.

Chief John Cueto

First Sergeant Jeff Ackerman

Sergeant Melissa Clark

Master Police Officer Joe Knight

Officer Tammy Bybee

Officer Chuck Edwards

Officer Jason Garrett

Officer Tara Poulin

Officer Jason Rigler

Administrative Assistant Christie Moseman

Property/House Checks: The Duck Police Department offers a property/house check program to the Town’s property owners. As part of the program, the officers make periodic checks of residences that are not occupied during the off-season. The officers look for open windows and doors and other signs of unauthorized entry, as well as looking for other items such as water leaks. If an officer finds anything at a residence, the homeowner or rental company will be contacted so the residence can be secured. Additionally, if it appears that a crime has occurred, the incident will be investigated.

Video Program: The Duck Police Department also offers a video service to residential property owners. Properties can be vulnerable to natural disasters, theft, and fire. It’s important to take preparatory steps and have an inventory complete with photographs or video. This service includes having a police officer come to the residence and video tape and document it contents. As part of the service, the homeowner will receive a copy of the video on C.D. and the police department keep a copy for its records in a secure database as a back-up.

S.O.R.I.N.: S.O.R.I.N., which stands for Serving Our Residents In Need, is designed to establish a relationship with Duck Town residents who may need a little extra special attention and assistance. The program is available to all full or part-time residents of Duck and is tailored to suit each participant’s specific needs.  Volunteer participants may choose to have Duck police officers make personal visits to their homes, contact them on a scheduled basis via telephone or e-mail, assist with smoke detector inspection, conduct a residential site security assessment, or assist with any other agreed to item that may help them to feel more secure within the community.  Additionally, SORIN participants may choose to divulge personal medical information that may assist emergency medical personnel during unusual events or emergencies.  All information that is provided to the Duck Police Department as part of the S.O.R.I.N. Program will remain strictly confidential. Click here to view our flyer.

Security Surveys: Our police officers also offer a security survey service of residences and commercial properties within the Town. These surveys are designed to assess residences and businesses for ways to make the property more secure and to give recommendations that the property or business owner can implement to address potential security issues. Security surveys are conducted on an as requested basis.

Business Owner/Employee Security Seminars: The Duck Police Department is available to lead a seminar on Crime Prevention for Outer Banks merchants and businesses.  Topics that are may be covered include: shoplifting prevention and response; detecting and dealing with fraudulent financial transactions and counterfeiting; assessing and improving physical security; and providing an overview of judicial system functions.

June 2014, Duck Police Department Crime Prevention Seminar Presentation Slides
You may view the June 2014 Duck Police Department Crime Prevention & Safety Seminar for Duck Merchants here.

For additional information, please contact the Town of Duck Public Safety Office at 252.261.1112 or policeinfo@townofduck.com The Town of Duck Police Department also is available to further assist our business community with issues such as business security and shoplifting prevention.



Updated Police Blotters are generally released on a weekly basis. For the current Police Blotter, click here. For Police Blotters for weeks not listed visit the Police Department Archives Page or contact us at 252.261.1112 or via email.