Public Services

Wendell Police Department

The Wendell Police Department is committed to the preservation of public safety and peaceful order in our community. It is with pride that we build public trust and partner with the community to protect persons and property, maintain order, and promote traffic safety. We strive to develop partnerships to address neighborhood concerns, prevent crime and protect persons and property while respecting the rights of all.

Wendell Public Works Department

The public works department provides for a safe, clean, and healthy environment within the Town. The department services include maintenance of public space, storm water requirements, street and right of way services, and construction oversight. Public works is responsible for responding to citizen inquiries relating to the various services of the department and sets standards for street and sidewalk maintenance and repair, right of way and storm water maintenance, and the repair and replacement of signage along local streets.

Wendell Fire Department

The Wendell Fire Department, although not a department of the Town, is funded in part by the Wake County Fire Tax paid by Wendell residents. The Fire Department answers fire, rescue, and medical emergency calls in the Town of Wendell and the surrounding areas. The department has three stations, which are staffed 24 hours a day. 

Wake County EMS

Wake County Department of Emergency Medical Services is responsible for providing paramedic level EMS throughout Wake County. Find information about our EMS system, patient and billing information, and all of our many community outreach and youth programs at the link above. 

Waste Industries

The Town of Wendell contracts with Waste Industries to dispose of solid waste and yard waste inside the corporate limits of Wendell. The solid waste fee is posted on the City of Raleigh utility statement. Residents living inside of the corporate limits of Wendell who need collection services or to report missed trash pick ups call Waste Industries at (919) 534-3701.  For residents located outside the corporate limits, please contact Waste Industries, located at 3741 Conquest Drive, Garner NC (919) 662-7100, or at

Wake County Services

Health & Human Services is committed to protecting children and older adults by helping people meet their basic needs and strengthening families. Programs and assistance include benefits such as employment assistance, energy assistance, child care subsidy, food assistance, Medicaid, seasonal programs, senior and adult services, social services, transportation and Work First/CCS.

Eastern Regional Center Resources for Assistance 

Wake County and its Regional Partners offer assistance to those in need with resources such as Rental/Utility/Housing, Covid-19 Information, Transportation Assistance, Employment, Healthcare, and Food Distribution. You can also search based on your location for assistance by visiting the Wake Network of Care Website


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