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 yard waste services, storm water phase II requirements, bulky waste collection, 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 two stations, both of which are staffed 24 hours a day. Station #1 is located at 2960 Wendell Boulevard. Station #1 houses three engines, one ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck, and two brush trucks. Station #1 also houses the administrative offices for the fire department. Station #2 is located at 6529 Bethany Church Road. The equipment located at station #2 includes one engine, one tanker, and one brush truck.

The Wendell Fire Department has 18 full-time firefighters who work 24 hour shifts. The department also has a full-time chief, division captain, and an administrative assistant. In addition to the paid staff, the department currently has 20 volunteer members who answer fire and rescue calls. Please visit us on Facebook at

Eastern Wake EMS

Eastern Wake EMS, formerly Knightdale, Wendell, Rolesville and Zebulon EMS, was formed in July 2005. We are contracted by Wake County to provide 911 emergency services to those communities at the paramedic level. We staff 5 paramedic level ambulances 24 hours per day and 2 additional paramedic level peak-load ambulances 12 hours per day. Our staff consists of a Director, Chief of Operations, Chief of Training, 3 District Chiefs, 38 full-time employees, 25 part-time employees and 15 volunteers. All of our staff are dedicated trained professionals that provide high quality patient care to the citizens of Wake County. Please visit the Eastern Wake EMS Website for more information.

Waste Industries

The Town of Wendell contracts with Waste Industries to dispose of solid 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 Public Works at (919) 365-4822.  For residents located outside the corporate limits, please contact Waste Industries, located at 3741 Conquest Drive, Garner NC (919) 662-7100, or at