Community Outreach & Engagement Programs
Community Policing is not a new idea. It is actually the foundation of a good police force. It is simply having a partnership between the citizens and police, in order to improve the quality of life in the town. This partnership requires input from both the community and its police.
The Wendell Police Department provides many services to the citizens of Wendell. These services include:
Residential Security Checks- Prior to going out of town you can complete a house check form and provide it to us. We will then be aware of the vacancy of your residence and provide security checks during your absence.
Residential Security Surveys - An officer will visit the home and evaluate the property from a security standpoint. The officer will make recommendations for improvements in security and will note areas in which security concerns are being addressed appropriately. They will also address ways to protect your valuables.
Business Security Surveys - Any business can contact the Wendell Police Department and request an officer to perform a Security Survey. It is a simple process that allows the business owner and the officer to evaluate the business facility from the outside in. The officer will make recommendations for improvements in security and will note areas in which security concerns are being addressed appropriately. The officer is also available to speak with the employees of a business to discuss issues such as shoplifting, what to do is case of a robbery, fraudulent checks, etc.
Classes - The Wendell Police Department provides informational classes on crime related topics to any civic, school, or business organization. You tell us what your concerns are and we will present an informational class to your group on the subject of interest.
Camp Choices - Wendell Police Department provides a free camp for kids age 9-12. The camp can only accommodate the 30 participants. Applications can be picked up at our annual Public Safety Day on May 7th 2022 downtown Wendell or after this date you can pick up/drop off applications at the Police Department 9 S. Pine Street or mail to 15 E. Fourth St Wendell NC 27591. Volunteers from age 13-22 are also needed. Questions contact Gina at Wendell Police Department 919-365-4445.
Community Watch Groups - Citizens unite together to prevent crime in their neighborhoods and to watch out for each other. The Community Watch groups take proactive steps to keep their neighborhood safe through programs that address home security issues, ID theft issues, telephone trees, block parties, etc. If you live in Wendell and would like to start a Community Watch Group call us at 919-365-4444.
Eastern Wake Crimestoppers - The Eastern Wake chapter of Crime Stoppers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (919)366-2746. Those who provide information that helps solve a crime or leads to the apprehension of a wanted person may be eligible for a cash reward. Visit Crime Stoppers to learn more about how you can report tips or investigative leads. Please note that crimes in progress or time sensitive information should be immediately reported by calling 9-1-1.
Public Safety Day- The Wendell Police Department host its annual Public Safety Day the first Saturday in May each year. The event is downtown on W. Campen Street just off of Main Street. This is a FREE community event for the whole family with public safety agencies demonstrating a wide array of equipment and vehicles, kid activities and rides, raffles, food and drinks.
There are of course many other programs that the Wendell Police Department offers to the citizens of Wendell. If you have any questions regarding the services that we provide or you have an idea of something that may benefit the entire town, feel free to give us a call.