Police

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

Police Chief Phillip Ferguson

First Sergeant Jeff Ackerman

Sergeant Missy Clark

Officer Tammy Bybee

Officer Jason Garrett

Officer Matthew Greschak

Officer Tara Poulin

Officer Jason Rigler

Officer Joseph Knight

Officer Magic

Administrative Assistant Christie Moseman

 
OUR PROGRAMS

Business Owner/Employee Security Seminars: The Duck Police Department offers an annual Crime Prevention Seminar for Outer Banks merchants and businesses.  The seminar is free to attendees. Topics that are generally 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.

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 provides the following brochures to further assist our business community:

Business Security and Preventing Shoplifting

 

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.

 

Bloodhound Tracking Team: Police Chief Phillip Ferguson and Magic serve as the Town’s Bloodhound Tracking Team. Magic is an AKC registered male Bloodhound and tracks by an individual’s scent to find lost persons and apprehend criminals. For additional information on Police Chief Ferguson and Magic, click here.

 

POLICE BLOTTER

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.

2011 Police Blotters follow:

January 2, 2011 April 3, 2011 July 03, 2011 October 2, 2011
January 9, 2011 April 10, 2011 July 10, 2011 October 9, 2011
January 16, 2011 April 17, 2011 July 17, 2011 October 16, 2011
January 23, 2011 April 24, 2011 July 24, 2011 October 23, 2011
January 30, 2011 May 1, 2011 July 31, 2011 October 30, 2011
February 6, 2011 May 8, 2011 August 7, 2011 November 6, 2011
February 13, 2011 May 15, 2011 August 14, 2011 November 13, 2011
February 20, 2011 May 22, 2011 August 21, 2011 November 20, 2011
February 27, 2011 May 29, 2011 August 28, 2011 November 27, 2011
March 6, 2011 June 5, 2011 September 4, 2011 December 4, 2011
March 13, 2011 June 12, 2011 September 11, 2011 December 11, 2011
March 20, 2011 June 19, 2011 September 18, 2011 December 18, 2011
March 27, 2011 June 26, 2011 September 25, 2011 December 25, 2011