Holly Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Holly Springs Police Department
  • Address: 750 Holly Springs Rd, Holly Springs, 27540 NC
  • Chief: John A Herring (Chief of Police)
Phone: 919-552-7110
Fax: (919) 552-0533

Holly Springs Police Department is located at 750 Holly Springs Rd, Holly Springs, 27540 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is John A Herring. The Holly Springs Police Department phone number is 919-552-7110.

Holly Springs Police Department News

The Holly Springs Police Department would like to take a moment to honor our veterans. Through your dedication, sacrifice, and courage, each of you has made the world and nation we live in a far better place. We truly appreciate your service and thank every veteran from the bottom of our hearts. Happy Veterans Day Weekend!

The Holly Springs Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Sergeant Jessica McMillan to the rank of Lieutenant. We are very proud of Jessica and all of her accomplishments. We have promoted a stellar supervisor and are excited to work with her in this new role. Please take a moment and join us in congratulating Lieutenant McMillan on a job well done!

The Holly Springs Police Department wishes to remind everyone that the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant will be conducting its annual full volume siren test of the area's emergency warning system. This test lasts approximately three minutes and will occur on November 8, 2017 between the hours of 10am and 11am. Please remember that this is only a test and there is no need to be alarmed. For more information about the Shearon Harris Plant, please visit: https://www.duke-energy.com/safety-and-preparedness/nuclear-safety/nuclear-power-plants

The Holly Springs Police Department was given a nice surprise by one of our citizens over the weekend. We have known Mr. Beckwith for many years and he wished to thank us for all of the times we assited him in his time of need. We truly appreciate this gesture and feel helping others is its own reward. However, we definitely will not turn down a good looking treat like this! Thank you Mr. Beckwith, no words can describe our appreciation.

Come out to the Holly Springs Farmer’s Market this Saturday and support your Police Department in the Battle of the Badges Chili Cook-Off. We look forward to some friendly competition while supporting a great cause like the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Hope to see you there!

From highways to neighborhoods and all areas in between, we work together for you, our communities. The Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina Police Departments wish you a Happy and Safe Halloween! Below are some trick-or-treat safety suggestions: 1) All children wear safe costumes. 2) Children be accompanied by an older person who can protect the children from harm. 3) Trick-or-treating should be conducted preferably between early evening and 9 p.m. 4) Those who choose not to participate in Halloween indicate so to others by leaving their porch lights off; and that participants respect them by not visiting those homes. 5) Parents and/or guardians inspect collected treats before they are consumed by children. 6) Suspicious activities or collected treats that show signs of tampering should be reported to the police at 919-557-9111.

The Holly Springs Police Department partnered with Holly Ridge Elementary School this morning to support Walk and Ride to School Day. The program, sponsored by the Active Routes to School project, promotes a physically active lifestyle and reminds everyone about pedestrian and bicycle safety. Led by Officer Leon Nelson, a large group of students, parents, and bicyclists had a fun-filled walk from the front of the Law Enforcement Center to Holly Ridge Elementary School. We really enjoyed hosting the start off point at the LEC and look forward to next year's event.

The Holly Springs Police Department is proud to celebrate the career of Officer Mark Melvin. Officer Melvin served with HSPD in a part-time capacity since 1999. Earlier this year, Officer Melvin decided to retire and move to the beach, as we all hope to do some day. We thank Mark for all of his wisdom, advice, and leadership he bestowed upon our department. Congratulations on a well deserved retirement!

Officer Clarke spent some time with the residents of Trellis Pointe Apartments at their annual Fall Festival this past Saturday. We were really excited about the invitation to this event. Some of our junior citizens had a lot of fun interacting with Officer Clarke and getting the opportunity to check out his patrol vehilce. A big thank you to Trellis Pointe Apartments and their residents for welcoming us to thier community.

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** - Holly Ridge Middle School will be hosting a dance this afternoon from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Motorists may see increased traffic on Holly Springs Road, especially in the 900 block near HRMS and HRES. HSPD School Resource Officers will be on site directing traffic as needed. We ask that everyone be cautious and patient while traveling through this area.

Wednesday was Walk to School Day at Oakview Elementary. Officer Scott St. Clair of our SRO Division led several students from the 12 Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse to school, utilizing the Police Department's RZR utility vehicle to hold traffic at intersections. Walk to School Day is designed to promote pedestrian safety and wellness.

We had an outstanding turnout for National Night Out yesterday evening. We would like to thank our staff, Target, civic groups, and other local businesses for their hard work and support of this event. Most of all, we would like to thank our community for coming out and sharing a wonderful evening together. Even in the shadow of recent tragedies such as the Las Vegas shootings, we still come together as one community to take a stand against violence and keep those that are lost and grieving in our thoughts!

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** The Holly Springs Police Department is on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Sunset Lake Road between Holly Springs Road and Bellagio Drive. Due to a downed power pole and lines, traffic is being diverted at Sunset Lake Road@Bellagio Drive and at Sunset Lake Road@Holly Springs Road. Duke Energy is on the scene and is currently coordinating repairs which could take a few hours. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and pay attention to traffic control points until the repairs are completed.

Recently, Officers Laura Fernandez and Jamie Clarke paid a visit to the Holly Springs School for Early Education. They were greeted with a wonderful piece of artwork and many hugs. We hope the kids enjoyed the visit, we know the officers surely did!

Text to 911 is Now Operational in the Holly Springs 9-1-1 Center The Holly Springs Police Department’s 9-1-1 Center can now receive short message service (SMS) text messages to 911 for emergency help when a person is unable to make a 911 voice call. Our center is able to accept (SMS) text messages from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Comcast. Text to 911 is intended for use in two emergency scenarios: 1) For an individual who is speech or hearing impaired. 2) For a person who is unable to make a voice call, for example, during an emergency that renders the person incapable of speech, or in the instance of a home invasion, domestic violence, abduction, or other scenario where the caller could be further endangered by making a voice call. Customers should use the texting option ONLY WHEN CALLING 911 IS NOT AN OPTION. If you are able to make a voice call to 911, and if it is safe to do so, you should always make a voice call to 911. As always, remember to never text and drive."Call if you can, text if you can’t!" Additional Texting Guidelines to Follow: Using a phone to call 911 is still the most efficient way to reach emergency help. Texting is not always instantaneous, which is critical during a life-threatening emergency. It may take longer to dispatch emergency services in a text to 911 situation because of the time involved, as someone must enter the text, the message must go through the network, and the 911 Telecommunicator must read the text and then text back. Providing location information and nature of the emergency in the first text message is imperative, since the Holly Springs 9-1-1 Center will receive only an approximate location of the cell phone, and will not be able to speak with the person sending the text. Text location information is not equal to current location technology. Text-to-9-1-1 is not available if you are roaming. A text or data plan is required to place a text-to-9-1-1 call. Text messages sent to 9-1-1 have the same 160-character limit as other text messages. Keep text messages brief and concise. SMS-911 should only be used to communicate between emergency help and the texter with no pictures, video, other attachments or other recipients appended to the message. Text abbreviations or slang should never be used so that the intent of the dialogue can be as clear as possible. Text-to-9-1-1 cannot include more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 9-1-1. Customers must be in range of cell towers in Holly Springs. If customers are outside the city limits, the message may not reach the Holly Springs 9-1-1 Center. In these cases, the customer will receive a ‘Bounce Back’ message advising them to make a voice call to 9-1-1. The texting function should only be used for an emergency situation when calling 9-1-1 is not an option. Non-emergency issues should still be communicated to the Holly Springs 9-1-1 Center through its non-emergency line at (919) 557-9111. PLEASE, DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE! For more information on what you need to know to text 9-1-1 please visit the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Guide at https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/what-you-need-know-about-text-911 and more tips can found at https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/text-911-quick-facts-faqs .

Just a reminder, come out and join the Holly Springs Police Department for National Night Out on October 3, 2017 from 5:30pm-9:00pm. We are once again partnering with Target for this year's event. Enjoy an evening of food, fun, and interaction with members of the HSPD in the Target parking lot, 100 Grand Hill Place. Some of the scheduled attractions include jump houses, rock wall, basketball challenge, DJ, dance groups, martial arts demo, HSPD Motorcycle Unit demo, Holly Springs Fire Department display, and a classic car show. Hope to see you there!

During the early morning hours of September 19, 2017, the Holly Springs Police Department's Patrol and Investigative Divisions responded to a series of vehicle break-ins in the Sunset Ridge subdivision on the eastern side of Holly Springs. Nine unlocked vehicles were entered, and two were stolen using keys left inside. In addition to these crimes, the suspects used credit cards stolen from the vehicles to make fraudulent purchases in nearby jurisdictions. Within 36 hours, Holly Springs Investigators developed several suspects. On September 21st, three individuals were charged and arrested for the break-ins. Each suspect was charged with18 crimes including: Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Larceny from a Motor Vehicle, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The Holly Springs Police Department believes these men are part of a ring of thieves committing these crimes throughout Wake County. We once again urge citizens to REMOVE VALUABLES and LOCK YOUR VEHICLES! Every vehicle broken into during this incident was unlocked! No locked vehicles were entered or otherwise affected. DON'T BE A VOLUNTEER VICTIM, LOCK YOUR CAR!

Happy Friday Everyone! Let's get this weekend started off right with a little fun. Sgt. Leach of our School Resource Officer Division spent some time with students from Pine Springs Preparatory Academy during their PE class. Watch the video below to see his jump rope skills!

Officer Scott St. Clair of our School Resource Officer Division is pictured teaching a second grade class at Oakview Elementary about the role of law enforcement in our community. As many of you know, we have a unique and robust SRO program, providing access to an SRO at every school. Did you know that our SROs are the subject of a survey conducted annually by the principals in Wake County that have officers assigned to their schools? They grade the individual officer assigned to their school on a scale of 1 thru 5, 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. Overall, our SRO program scored an average of 4.875 out of 5.00. In addition to the excellent scores received, the program is also distinctive in serving as a model program for the county. We could not be more proud of our officers and this program. They deserve high praise for not only what they have accomplished this year, but also what they do daily to promote safety and serve as role models for our young citizens. If you will, please take a moment and help us applaud these officers and congratulate them on what they have accomplished. Outstanding Job!

The Holly Springs Police Department wishes to extend a big thank you to everyone that helped with the Hurricane Harvey relief drive for the Houston Police Department. Representatives from HSPD delivered our collected items to Roxboro PD this afternoon for distribution to Houston. We are very humbled by the generosity of our citizens and are proud of the effort put forth by our community. THANK YOU!

Just a reminder, the Holly Springs Police Department is still collecting necessities for members of the Houston Police Department affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hygiene products, socks, underwear, and kids clothing are still needed. The community has done a great job partnering with us on this project and we hope for one final push before our deadline next week. Again, thank you to our amazing citizens. Your generosity is truly appreciated!

The Holly Springs Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of one of its members. Jay Bruner was officially promoted to the rank of Captain over the Patrol Division this morning. We are all proud of this well deserved achievement. Congratulations Captain Bruner!

***UPDATE*** - We have amazing citizens out there!!! Donations are already arriving at the Law Enforcement Center. Since we have had several questions regarding the types of items being accepted, we have added a few photos below as an example. Please keep the donations coming, it is truly appreciated! An anonymous citizen made a moving gesture in memory of Sgt. Steve Perez of the Houston Police Department. Sgt. Perez drowned while reporting for his shift this week in flood ravaged Houston. One of our citizens, a former Houston resident, placed a vase of flowers at the base of the American flag at the Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center yesterday evening. We share in this grief and are heartbroken watching the tragic devastation unfolding in the Houston area. As this anonymous citizen urges us not to forget our first responders, we too are asking for your assistance in helping the men and women of the Houston Police Department. The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police has been in direct contact with Chief Art Acevedo of Houston PD. He has stated that his officers and their families are in need of basic necessities such as underwear, socks, and hygiene products. In addition, kids clothing items are also needed. We know that our citizens rally around us in a time of need and we are asking you to do the same for our extended law enforcement families in Houston. We will be accepting donations of new underwear, socks, hygiene products, and gently used/new kids clothing in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center. You can drop off items starting today through September 11th. Our goal is to gather as many items as possible and make arrangements for shipment to Houston on September 12th. We thank you in advance and ask that you keep everyone in the Houston area in your thoughts over the coming weeks.

The Holly Springs Police Department's 5K/10K Law Enforcement Torch Run event to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina is only three weeks away! The 10K is just over halfway sold out and the 5K is well on its way. In order to guarantee participants will receive an official race medal and shirt, you must sign up for the event prior to the online registration deadline. Please register now and come run with us on September 16th! Registration Link: https://fsseries.com/event/holly-springs-police-department-fun-run-5k/register/