Southern Pines Police Department

  • Agency: Southern Pines Police Department
  • Address: 450 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, 28388 NC
  • Chief: John Letteney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 910-692-2732
Fax: 910-692-7042

Southern Pines Police Department is located at 450 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, 28388 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is John Letteney. The Southern Pines Police Department phone number is 910-692-2732.

Southern Pines Police Department News

Moore County Schools CLOSED Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Please note road closures in the Southern Pines area.

The Town of Southern Pines is under a winter storm warning for Jan. 17, 2018 -- Jan. 18. Please stay off the roadways.

If you are heading out, please call ahead to be sure your destination is open.

Moore County Schools CLOSED Wednesday January 17, 2018.

Southern Pines residents, Did you know this was available? One of the many ways the Town of Southern Pines is working at keeping our community safe and informed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This CodeRed program is maintained by the TOSP Fire Department. Southern Pines emergency alert system is an informational tool, keeping residents safe. In an event of an emergency, the Town of Southern Pines officials may issue alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Southern Pines. CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for notification purposes such as in the case of missing children, water and sewer alerts, road closures, shelter-in-place alerts and other pertinent notices The Town of Southern Pines also updates the town website with information and alerts as well. http://www.southernpines.net/

Be #ReadyNC: dress warmly for the cold, monitor local news media for changing weather conditions, keep pets inside and/or out of the cold, check on your neighbors, and drive on snow & ice-slickened roads only if you must. #ncwx

Dogs lost in Southern Pines, May street area. If you have seen these dogs or have found these dogs please call Cari @ 910-922-2517

The Southern Pines Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in locating three individuals wanted for felony Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle and additional larceny related offenses. On December 22, 2017, and on January 9, 2018, at 120 W. Morganton Road, TrueFit/Golds Gym, a vehicle window was broken an a purse was taken from a vehicle. In both of these instances, credit cards that were stolen were used immediately following the theft at Walmart in Aberdeen, NC. In addition, one purse that was stolen contained a handgun. The suspects were believed to be operating a silver Honda or Kia vehicle. Arrest warrants have been issued for three residents of Sanford, North Carolina; 1. Derykah Laquandra Tekashaana McIver, DOB 01/28/1998, 2. Shakaysha Laquentia Tyson, DOB 01/15/1995 and 3. Earnest Demonte Smith, DOB 07/18/1998. Warrants are additionally on file with the Aberdeen and Sanford Police Departments. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these three wanted individuals is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031, or the Southern Pines Police Department’s Crime Tip Line, 910-693-4110. Anonymous information is always welcome.

The Southern Pines Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in locating three individuals wanted for felony Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle and additional larceny related offenses. On December 22, 2017, and on January 9, 2018, at 120 W. Morganton Road, TruFit/Golds Gym, a vehicle window was broken an a purse was taken from a vehicle. In both of these instances, credit cards that were stolen were used immediately following the theft at Walmart in Aberdeen, NC. In addition, one purse that was stolen contained a handgun. The suspects were believed to be operating a silver Honda or Kia vehicle. Arrest warrants have been issued for three residents of Sanford, North Carolina; 1. Derykah Laquandra Tekashaana McIver, DOB 01/28/1998, 2. Shakaysha Laquentia Tyson, DOB 01/15/1995 and 3. Earnest Demonte Smith, DOB 07/18/1998. Warrants are additionally on file with the Aberdeen and Sanford Police Departments. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these three wanted individuals is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031, or the Southern Pines Police Department’s Crime Tip Line, 910-693-4110. Anonymous information is always welcome.

January 12, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Emergency Road Closure Due to emergency utility repairs, TOSP Utilities Division will be closing a portion of the following roads: - 100 block N Carlisle St, between Pennsylvania & New Hampshire Avenues - 500 block S Stephens St, between Illinois & Wisconsin Avenues The road will be closed for the duration of repairs. Residents in this area may experience a loss of water pressure until the system is restored. Crews will maintain traffic control, but residents are reminded to use caution while in this area. All travelers should adjust their schedules and driving routes accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closure is necessary for emergency utility repairs. Southern Pines Utilities

January 11, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Emergency Road Closure Due to an emergency water main break, TOSP Utilities Division will be closing a portion of E. Massachusetts Ave., between S. May St. and S. Ridge St. The road will be closed for the duration of repairs. Residents in this area may experience a loss of water pressure until the system is restored. Crews will maintain traffic control, but residents are reminded to use caution while in this area with both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. All travelers should adjust their schedules and driving routes accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closure is necessary for emergency utility repairs. Southern Pines Utilities

The SPPD internet exchange area was setup in 2016. Always a good reminder for folks purchasing items online. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces: Internet Purchase Exchange Location The Southern Pines Police Department would like remind the community of the “Internet Purchase Exchange Area” at the Southern Pines Police Department located at 450 W. Pennsylvania Avenue. Law enforcement across the country has recognized that criminals have been using online commerce to bring victims to them at a time and place of their choosing, which has resulted in stolen property offenses, robberies, sexual assaults and even homicides. The notoriety of crimes, wherein a buyer or seller in an internet arranged transaction was victimized, has created a need for locations where the public has a sense of security. The Internet Purchase Exchange Area is another community focused proactive measure taken by the Southern Pines Police Department to further reduce crime in our community. The Southern Pines Police Department is uniquely equipped to provide a safe place for such exchanges due to a well-lit parking lot, dedicated indoor space, emergency contact/panic devices directly routed to Southern Pines Police Dispatchers, and 24/7 video surveillance monitoring of all areas. Chief Robert Temme offered the following comment upon opening of the Internet Purchase Exchange Area in January of 2016: “Keeping our community safe is an ever evolving process. It is imperative that our Police Department embraces change and keeps up with current trends. If we fail to keep up with emerging technology, trends and behavior in commerce, we miss opportunities to improve the safety of those we have sworn to serve and protect.” The indoor Internet Purchase Exchange Area is located on the North West corner of the Southern Pines Police Department and is accessible 24/7 including holidays and weekends. Members of the Southern Pines Police department will not assist in the facilitation of the transaction, and will not assist in obtaining identification from the buyer or seller, checking serial numbers on items involved in the transaction, or negotiating types of payment. Any disputes arising must be handled through the dispute resolution process prescribed by the internet site on which the arrangements were agreed. The sale, possession or purchase of firearms will not be permitted in the Internet Purchase Exchange Area. The Southern Pines Police Department assumes no liability regarding the quality or authenticity of the items involved in the transaction. The Southern Pines Police Department would like to take this opportunity to provide the following Social Media transaction safety tips: • Insist on meeting at a public place. • Don't go alone. • Trust your instincts. • Do not meet in a secluded area. • Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs. • Be cautious when buying/selling high value items. • Perform the transaction during daylight hours. • If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is. • Tell a friend or family member about your intentions. • Take your cell phone with you. ### Contact: Captain Charles Campbell - (910) 692-2732

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Ms. Kay Kish with the Moore County Republican Women stopped by the SPPD to drop off a bag full of goodies and to say thank you to the officers. Chief Temme accepted the gesture with gratitude. #nationallawenforcementappreciationday #thinblueline #backtheblue https://www.nationalcops.org/lead.html https://www.mrwnc.com/

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Tune into Friend to Friend's facebook page as they will be providing lots of information during the month. https://www.facebook.com/f2fmoorecounty/

January 9, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Emergency Road Closure Due to an emergency water main break, TOSP Utilities Division will be working at the 300 block of E. Rhode Island Ave., between N. May St. and N. Ridge St. Residents in this area may experience a loss of water pressure until repairs are made and system pressure is restored. Crews will maintain traffic control, but it may be necessary to close the road. Citizens are reminded to use caution while in this area with both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. All travelers should adjust their schedules and driving routes accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closure is necessary for emergency utility repairs. Southern Pines Utilities

Mary & Ivy having snow much fun.

January 5, 2018 12:10 PM Winter Storm Travel Safety Alert Please be advised of the following: The roads in around the Town of Southern Pines are improving as crews continue to remove ice and snow; however, Town officials continue to urge everyone to stay off the roads. Temperatures will remain around freezing and black ice will likely be encountered on all the roadways due to snow and ice melting during daytime hours. On Friday, Jan. 5, Town Offices at Finance, Utility Billing, and Planning will close at 3:00 PM. Offices at Administration will close at 4:00 PM, and the Library will close at 4:00 PM. Trash pickup services are currently delayed but will resume when conditions improve in neighborhoods. Additional trash trucks may be encountered in certain locations to facilitate trash removal. In an effort to assist town services access roads, the Town asks that vehicles left in the roadway be removed as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor local news sources as Town officials will update information regarding Town office closures and delays, road conditions, and town services. If you have an emergency, please contact 911.

Town of Southern Pines LATEST UPDATE: January 4, 2018 4:13 PM The roads in around the Town of Southern Pines are improving as crews continue to remove ice and snow; however, Town officials continue to urge everyone to stay off the roads. Temperatures will remain around freezing and black ice will likely be encountered on all the roadways due to snow and ice melting during daytime hours. Town offices will open on a two-hour delay on Friday, January 5th, however, staffing may be limited. Trash pickup services are currently delayed but will resume when conditions improve in neighborhoods. Additional trash trucks may be encountered in certain locations to facilitate trash removal. In an effort to assist town services access roads, the Town asks that vehicles left in the roadway be removed as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor local news sources as Town officials will update information regarding Town office closures and delays, road conditions, and town services. If you have an emergency, please contact 911.

Moore County Schools CLOSED, Friday January 5th.,

Road conditions remain extremely slippery. Side roads are still treacherous. Many businesses are closed. Emergency responders are encouraging people to stay off the roads while clean up continues.

Roads listed below are currently closed due to ice and snow conditions: East Indiana Avenue between Fort Bragg Road and Bridgewater Road. South Bennett Street between West Illinois Avenue and West Wisconsin Avenue. East Connecticut Avenue between North Valley Avenue and North Bethesda Road East Connecticut Avenue and East Massachusetts Avenue intersection

The Town of Southern Pines offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th, due to inclement weather and road conditions. The Southern Pines Police Department continues to encourage folks to stay off the roads. If you need emergency services dial 911 or 910-692-7031.

Moore County Schools CLOSED Thursday, January 4th.

Southern Pines Town Council Agenda Meeting Cancelled The meeting scheduled for Wed., Jan. 3 at 7:00 PM is cancelled due to weather conditions.