Spencer Police Department

  • Agency: Spencer Police Department
  • Address: 600 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, 28159 NC
  • Chief: Michael T James (Chief of Police)

Spencer Police Department is located at 600 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, 28159 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael T James. The Spencer Police Department phone number is 704-633-3574.

Spencer Police Department News

The Spencer Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. BLET Certification and a high school diploma are required. The successful applicant will be required to submit to a polygraph, drug screen, physical, psychological screening, and a written examination. The pay range is $26,042.47- $37,751.28 depending on qualifications and experience. The Town of Spencer is an equal opportunity employer. If interested call 704-633-3574 or drop by the Spencer Police Department.

The majority of vehicle break-ins across the nation are break-ins of unlocked cars parked outside homes in driveways or on the street in front of the a victim’s home. This is especially true in quiet small towns such as Spencer where breaking a car window would draw more attention to a thief. Thefts from vehicles would be drastically reduced if people would remember to lock their car doors. They would also be reduced if people would take steps to stop leaving valuables inside their vehicles. Leaving items on display is an open invitation to opportunistic criminals. Locking your car doors is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of someone breaking into your car. As the weather warms up outside, thefts from vehicles typically increase. Please take these steps to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Bicycle Rodeo: August 22nd The Town of Spencer in collaboration with Engage North Rowan is having a Bicycle Rodeo August 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30 at Library Park. The Spencer Police Department recently received 75 bicycle helmets funded by the NC “Share the Roads” specialty license plate program and we intend to distribute these helmets at this event. If you have a child in need of a bicycle helmet, please plan to attend. Additionally, bring your bicycles and the Spencer Police Department will register them. Dinner will be provided courtesy of Engage North Rowan.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Officer Tyler Honeycutt as the recipient of the 2017 Lion's Club Officer of the Year! Officer Honeycutt received this award after being selected by a vote of his peers. Officer Honeycutt embodies all the qualities of an outstanding police officer. Officer Honeycutt is always highly dedicated and committed and we are proud to have him as a member of the Spencer Police Department. Please join us in commending Officer Honeycutt on a job well done.

An update to our previous posting: Robert Maurice Singletary has been arrested by The Salisbury Police Department on several charges. Singletary had several outstanding warrants taken out by The Spencer Police Department for breaking into motor vehicles, larceny, and fraud. Singletary is currently in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $120,000.00 bond. We would like to thank The Salisbury Police Department for their help in locating Singletary.

The majority of vehicle break-ins across the nation occur outside homes in driveways or on the street in front of the a victim’s home. This is especially true in quiet small towns such as Spencer where breaking a car window would draw more attention to a thief. Thefts from vehicles would be drastically reduced if people would remember to lock their car doors. They would also be reduced if people would take steps to stop leaving valuables inside their vehicles. Leaving items on display is an open invitation to opportunistic criminals. Locking your car doors is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of someone breaking into your car. Please take these steps to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

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Wanted by the Spencer Police Department: Robert Maurice Singletary 25 Year Old Black Male 6"1' Aprx. 200lbs Black Hair & Brown Eyes Singletary has several outstanding warrants for breaking into motor vehicles, larceny, and fraud. If you know Singletary's whereabouts please call 911, your local police department, or the Spencer Police Department. If you wish to remain anonymous when reporting Singletary's location you may call Salisbury/Rowan Crimestoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or report online at tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org. Never attempt to apprehend a wanted person by yourself.

Permits to operate a golf cart on certain roadways within The Town of Spencer are available now. In order to obtain a permit please contact The Spencer Police Department at 704-633-3574 between the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. All golf carts must have liability insurance on them and pass a brief inspection in order to receive a permit.

The Spencer Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. BLET Certification and a high school diploma are required. The successful applicant will be required to submit to a polygraph, drug screen, physical, psychological screening, and a written examination. The pay range is $26,042.47- $37,751.28 depending on qualifications and experience. The Town of Spencer is an equal opportunity employer. If interested call 704-633-3574.

Officer Reep and Officer Kohnstamm having their Christmas picture with Santa Claus. All three were helping children get presents this year during Shop With A Cop!

For our very first post on the Spencer Police Department Facebook page, and in the spirit of the holidays, we would like to extend some helpful advice for this holiday season. Christmas is fast approaching and without fail, law enforcement agencies all across the nation see an increase in criminal activity. Even in Spencer, we have recently seen a slight increase in vehicle break ins; although most of these incidents have been due to unlocked vehicles. Typically criminals will choose a target that makes it easy for them. To help avoid being a victim of a crime this holiday season, here are a few pieces of advice: Shop with a friend; groups of two or more people discourage potential criminals. There is truth in the old adage of safety in numbers. When shopping in stores, do not leave valuables in your vehicle (especially in plain sight). When out in large holiday crowds, always be aware of your surroundings. Not only does an alert person make a harder target for criminals, but being alert will also help avoid accidents. If you decide to avoid the holiday crowds and make online purchases, you still need to be safe to avoid being the victim of a crime. As often as you can, try to purchase products from retailers and sites that you trust. Be cautious about giving out too much information. If a site seems suspicious, try to find that perfect gift from another retailer. It is also always a good idea to review your credit card and bank statements for fraudulent activity. If you order items online, over the phone, or by mail, you can follow these steps to ensure that your gifts aren't stolen. When packages arrive at your home, try to retrieve them as soon as possible. Packages left on porches are easy targets for thieves. If you will be unable to get your package for an extended period of time, have a trusted friend or neighbor put it in a safe place for you. If you are going out of town, don't allow yourself to fall victim of a crime while you are away. Making your house look like it's occupied is a good way to deter criminals. You can place a hold on your mail and newspaper so that they don't get stacked up, as this is a clear sign that a house is unoccupied. When leaving, let a trusted family member, friend, or neighbor know so that they may keep a check on things for you. Many police departments (Spencer included) offer house check programs. Departments that have this program allow you to contact them and they will keep a check on your house while you are away. Be cautious about who you let know that you will be out of town. If you don't trust them, then you shouldn't tell them your house will be unoccupied. It is also a bad idea to post to Facebook or other websites that you will be out of town. Make sure that you keep your houses and cars locked. Believe it or not, most "break ins" are not really break ins. Many criminals choose unlocked houses and unlocked cars to break into because these are easier targets and draw less attention than breaking a window or picking a lock. Please lock your doors. Even in relatively small communities with little to no crime, criminals will steal from unlocked houses and cars. Be on the lookout for anything you think looks suspicious as well. Criminals are always coming up with new ways to commit crimes. If you see anything out of place, let the police know. You may be tipping us off to the next crime trend. We hope that everyone has a safe and great holiday season this year! Happy Holidays from The Spencer Police Department!