Durham Police Department

  • Agency: Durham Police Department
  • Address: 505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, 27701 NC
  • Chief: Jose Lopez Sr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 919-560-4322
Fax: 919-560-4971

Durham Police Department is located at 505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, 27701 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Jose Lopez Sr. The Durham Police Department phone number is 919-560-4322.

Durham Police Department News

#HalloweenSafety: As we approach October 31, please prepare to be safe. On average twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on #Halloween compared to other days of the year. Follow these tips provided by DPD's Community Resources Unit to keep your Trick-or-Treaters safe!

Chief C.J. Davis and the Durham Police Department sends happy and safe homecoming wishes to Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D. and North Carolina Central University. DPD welcomes all the Eagles returning home to the Sloping Hills and Verdant Green. #NCCU #It'sHomecomingY'all

Please come join us for a special Trunk or Treat Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at the Walmart Supercenter at 1525 Glenn School Road.

Police vs Seniors Games

Durham Police Department employees are looking forward to the annual Police vs. Seniors Olympic Challenge today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Durham Center for Senior Life on Rigsbee Avenue. This event is always very competitive and always a lot of fun. The event is held as part of National Crime Prevention Month.

The Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit is holding a free child safety seat event today from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of buybuy Baby in New Hope Commons Shopping Center at 5430 New Hope Commons Drive. Officers will check to ensure that car safety seats are properly installed and officers have a limited number of free car seats for people who can’t afford them. Please come join us!

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who shot and wounded a store employee during an attempted robbery at Smoke 4 Less on Avondale Drive on September 28. The man is also suspected of robbing a Hardees fast food restaurant at gunpoint 30 minutes later. Check out these videos to see if you recognize this suspect – http://bit.ly/2yk3CFC http://bit.ly/2z34VGj http://bit.ly/2wQC07F The attempted robbery happened when a man wearing a mask and armed with a gun entered Smoke 4 Less around 8 p.m. The man fired a shot at an employee who then returned fire. The employee suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and the suspect fled without taking anything. He was described as a black male with a skinny build. He was wearing a black mask, dark clothing and brown Timberland boots. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Owens at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29365, Investigator Cramer at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29414 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Congratulations to DPD Cpl. L.E. Mazziotto who was one of four people inducted into the Ohio University Athletics Hall of Fame over the weekend. Cpl. Mazziotto, who works in the DPD’s Professional Standards Division, was a four-year letter winner for the Ohio Bobcats field hockey team from 1998-2001 and a member of the U.S. National Team. She was a NFHCA All-American Third Team selection as a senior in 2001 and earned All-American Regional First Team recognition as well. She was an All-American Regional Second Team selection as a junior in 2000. Mazziotto was named All-MAC First Team in 2000 and 2001 and second team in 1998 and 1999. She played in the North-South All-Star game in 2001 and was a U.S. Junior National Team Member from 2001-2003. In 2003, she was a member of the U.S. National Team. Mazziotto led the MAC in assists in 2001 and ranks in the top 10 in career assists and season assists at Ohio.

On Saturday, Squad 2-A Sgt. V.B. Pearsall and 2-A Officers D.J. Hamm, D.A. Monroe and J.E. Harris attended the 15th Annual Sisters Gift for Life Block Walk at Preiss Steele Place on Pickwick Trail. Sisters Network Triangle NC is an affiliate of Sisters Network Inc., a national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization and the walk promotes breast health awareness. The officers enjoyed participating in the event and meeting members of the group.

Today, District 3 staff and the Motor Units participated with Morehead Montessori Elementary school in their annual Walk or Bike to School Event.

Citizen Police Academy Graduation

Everyone is welcome to attend the DPD's Citizens Police Academy graduation tonight at 7 at City Hall. The graduation will also be broadcast live on DTN.

Former DPD Deputy Chief Larry Smith retired last year, but he continues to help people in times of crisis.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and joined us for Coffee with a Cop today. Officers enjoyed getting to know members of our community.

Officers from the DPD's Traffic Services Unit participated in the International Walk To School Day at Parkwood Elementary school today at 7 a.m.. This yearly event, which is sponsored by Fed Ex and Safe Kids, promotes global awareness about walking safety and promoting healthy behavior.

Please mark your calendars to join DPD officers tomorrow for a cup of Joe!

Durham Police Department (DPD) officers will sit down and chat with residents over a cup of coffee during National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, October 4. Coffee with a Cop Day is a national initiative designed to help break down the barriers between residents and officers, build trust, and to discover mutual goals for the community. This is an opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches. This is one of several events that will be observed as part of DPD’s National Crime Prevention Month activities. http://bit.ly/2wm7h27

We are very proud of DPD Sgt. Brie Butler, Squad 4-C, who has been named the North Carolina Law Enforcement Women's Association 2017 Woman of the Year!

A big thank you to American Tobacco for the great meal today at First Responders Appreciation Day 2017. American Tobacco employees provided a “grab and go” homestyle lunch for law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS employees at the American Tobacco campus in downtown Durham. It was much appreciated.

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis, Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews and Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins are in NYC preparing for their appearance on "Megyn Kelly Today" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 26. Be sure to tune in to NBC or set your DVR.

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis will appear on "Megyn Kelly Today" on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Be sure to tune in to NBC or set your DVR. Chief Davis hosted Kelly and three other Triangle police chiefs on August 11 in City of Durham, NC Government at the Beyu Caffe.

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As part of National Forensic Science Week, we are focusing today on the DPD’s Property & Evidence Unit, which houses all of the evidence collected by the department. They follow strict guidelines for maintaining specific types of evidence in temperature controlled areas or disposing of evidence as stated by the courts. The Property and Evidence Unit averages approximately 200,000 pieces of evidence in inventory with an average intake a year of 30,000 pieces. This unit is staffed by five employees.

The Durham Police Department’s Biological-Chemical Emergency Response Team (B-CERT) partnered with deputies from the Durham County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Unit this morning for a call about a suspicious package (envelope) at Durham’s City Hall this morning. The second floor of City Hall was briefly evacuated while officers and deputies determined that the package tested negative for hazardous materials. Police have taken the envelope for further testing. No one was harmed during the incident.

We have a rather unusual larceny of a vehicle case this week. Investigators are trying to locate a construction crane truck that was stolen earlier this week from a construction site in eastern Durham. The truck, a 2007 Sterling crane truck worth approximately $100,000, was last seen in the 1100 block of Rosedale Creek Drive near Andrews Chapel Road around 6 p.m. on September 18. When workers returned to the site the next morning, the crane was gone. The license plate is North Carolina YA142884. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. J. Brigante at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29118 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.