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 has completed their security review and investigation of this morning’s threat that delayed the opening of Holly Springs High School. There is no threat to Holly Springs High School. The threat was unsubstantiated. There was never any danger posed to our school. The campus is now reopened. Students should return to campus for classes. WCPSS will be communicating an adjusted schedule when students arrive to campus. We will have additional officers and security on campus today. We want to assure you that we take student safety extremely seriously. Making a hoax bomb threat is serious offense that could result in disciplinary action and criminal charges. If your child has information to share about this situation, please ask them to contact an administrator or other school staff directly. Students and parents can also report safety concerns to our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911. Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students. According to WCPSS, If any student or family makes the decision that they are staying home today in light of this even though it was determined to be a hoax, that absence will be excused by the school’s administration. Thank you for your continued support of our school. Please know that as always you are welcome to reach out to us by phone or email if you have questions. All buses have resumed their routes.

We wanted to take a moment and recognize our valued coworkers at the town's Department of Public Affairs and Communications. These unsung heroes work diligently with our department to give the public a glimpse of what it is like to be part of HSPD's family. Earlier this week, the DPAC was honored with an award recognizing their excellence in producing a recruitment video we posted several months ago. It was by far the most comprehensive and interesting depiction of our department in its history. It garnered more views than any other post in our time on Facebook. We wanted to extend our congratulations, thanks, and feeling of pride to be a part of this accomplishment. To all of those who worked on this project, please take a well deserved bow! If you missed the video when it was originally posted or would like to see it again, please click on the link below. https://www.facebook.com/hspolicenc/videos/10155628163279314/

We had an incredible time this past Saturday as HSPD kicked off our bicycle safety rodeo (#ShredWithThePolice program) by partnering with Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex. For those of you that could not be there, check out this video and make plans to join us for our next event!

The Holly Springs Police Department would like to welcome our newest family member, Officer Shelby Jones. Officer Jones took her oath of office yesterday afternoon in the presence of fellow coworkers, family, and friends. We look forward to working with Officer Jones and are proud to make her a part of our organization. We are certain you will see her in the community very soon. Again, congratulations Shelby!

This past Saturday HSPD kicked off our bicycle safety rodeo #ShredWithThePolice program by partnering with Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex. Children had the opportunity to learn about safety on the road, helmet use, bicycling skills, and hit some jumps with one of our Officers. Keep an eye out for our next rodeo and come see us! Big thanks to the Cary Police Department for allowing us to borrow their bike rodeo trailer to help make our event a success!

Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Alan Laws for receiving the Governor's Highway Safety Program's Region 5 County Coordinator of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Traffic Safety Conference and Expo. The County Coordinator is responsible for ensuring each agency in Wake County is aware of GHSP events, encourages agencies to participate in the events, and reports statistics during these campaigns. Sgt. Laws accepted this role when he was a part of the Traffic Safety Team and he continues this high level of service and dedication as a Patrol Sergeant.

When you have to police at 8am, but shred at 9am! We're ready for tomorrow's bike rodeo and registration at Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex, are you? Come see us tomorrow morning between 9-12 at the park to register your bike, learn some safety tips, and ride the park with Officer Boyd! Even if you do not have your own bicycle we will have plenty for you to borrow. See you there!

This week is Telecommunicator Appreciation Week and we wanted to take a moment to recognize the hardworking and professional group in our 911 Communications Center. They are often the unsung heroes of our profession and, often times, the most important. For more than a decade National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week has been held during the second full week of April. It is the time of year when we honor 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers from police, fire and medical services for their commitment and service to public safety in their communities across the country. Telecommunicators are the vital link ensuring the information provided during an emergency call is relayed quickly and accurately to emergency personnel. Celebrating this week is one way to recognize our Telecommunicators whose hard work helps to keep our citizens and officers safe. We are so fortunate to have such a great team of individuals that support our officers, and play a vital role in the delivery of public safety services to those in need. They have the ability to handle very stressful, challenging conditions and they perform their duties with integrity, quality, accountability and respect. We rely greatly on their vigilance, preparedness, and the ability to quickly learn and adapt. They are outstanding, hardworking, intelligent, and most importantly, they are valued within our agency; for without them we would be missing a critical part to the success of our mission. To all the telecommunicators both here at home and those nationwide, thank you for your service!

Partnering with the Holly Springs Community Library, HSPD participated in the "Touch a Truck" program this past Saturday. Officer Clarke of the Community Outreach Team was on site, allowing kids of all ages the opportunity to look over one of our police vehicles. Other participants included the HSFD and Wake County EMS. Although it rained, a good time was had by all with over 200 citizens stopping by to check out all the vehicles on display. Our thanks to the Holly Springs Community Library for inviting us to this event.

Don’t fall for tax scam phone calls! The latest phone call scam trend we’re hearing about is a scammer calling people and saying they have "fraud and misconduct" associated with their taxes. The scam caller may demand immediate payment and may threaten that you’ll be arrested if you don’t provide a credit or debit card number over the phone. If you don’t pick up your phone, the scammer leave a message urging you to return the call immediately. Don’t fall for this scam. Learn more in this video.

Please join the Holly Springs Police Department in congratulating Lt. Jessica McMillan for receiving MADD’s Police Officer of the Year award for 2017. This statewide award was bestowed upon Lt. McMillan by MADD for her dedication to selfless service and diligence in her duties as a law enforcement officer in traffic and DWI enforcement, and in her role as a leader within our profession. Lt. McMillan tirelessly works on behalf of the citizens that we serve to forward the cause of justice professionally, consistently, and compassionately. She is always available to offer her hand in assistance to other officers in need and is a shining example of the ideal public servant. We are very proud to count her among the many invaluable members of our family here at HSPD. Congratulations Lt. McMillan!

The Holly Springs Police Department wanted to remind everyone that Duke Energy will be performing a full volume siren test next Wednesday, April 11, 2018, between 10am & 11am. Please share this information with family and friends in the area. We see an uptick in 911 calls during these tests. Help us keep our 911 lines open during the test for valid emergency calls by spreading the word. Thank you for your assistance! Details are outlined in a press release below: Date: April 4, 2018 Harris Nuclear Plant to test sirens at full volume **Five second full-volume test to take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 **No public action required New Hill, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested at full volume for approximately five seconds. The test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina as well as Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were ever a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public. In the event of severe weather, the siren test will be postponed until a later date. Duke Energy Progress performs full-volume tests annually. Silent tests are conducted every two weeks and short duration full-volume tests every three months. Questions about the tests may be directed to county or state emergency management agencies or to Duke Energy at 984.229.6261.

Members of the Holly Springs Police Department enjoyed hosting another Coffee with a Cop event at Starbucks yesterday evening. We enjoyed the interaction with our community in a relaxing environment. The turnout and conversation were outstanding. A big thank you goes out to Starbucks for hosting! Please check out the events portion of our Facebook page so you can mark the next event on your calendar and we hope to see you there!

Earlier today, Officer Tony Minchella received the Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year Award for the Holly Springs Police Department. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative police based first responder program that has become nationally known as the "Memphis Model" of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. This program provides law enforcement based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness. Involvement in CIT is voluntary and based in the patrol division of the police department. In addition, CIT works in partnership with those in mental health care to provide a system of services that is friendly to the individuals with mental illness, family members, and the police officers. Officer Laura Fernandez, Lt. Jessica McMillan, Captain Jay Burner, Sgt. Alan Laws and the CIT Coordinator for Criminal Justice from Alliance Health, Roosevelt Richard, were on hand to congratulate Officer Minchella for receiving this well earned recognition. Help us in applauding Officer Minchella for a job well done!

On Friday March 16th, the Holly Springs Police Department teamed up with Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers to host our first Tip a Cop/Cop on Top event of 2018 to benefit Special Olympics of North Carolina. Together, with the help of our wonderful community, we were able to raise well over $1,000 in just four hours through T-shirt sales and donations! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and donated your hard earned money to help better the lives of athletes state wide. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

With Spring just around the corner and foot traffic increasing around town, the Holly Springs Police Department would like to take a moment and remind everyone about pedestrian/crosswalk safety. Please take a few minutes to watch our crosswalk safety video. Please share this with others and we hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather!

**REMINDER** Come out tonight, March 16th, and join the Holly Springs Police Department at Freddy's Steakburgers, 221 Grand Hill Place, for Cop on Top to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Officers and volunteers will be there from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Freddy's will be graciously donating 10% of all food sales to Special Olympics, so come hungry! In addition, other attractions will include McGruff the Crime Dog, a police vehicle display, and Special Olympic t-shirts available for purchase. We will also be accepting tips that will go directly toward our fundraising efforts. We hope to see you there, and as always, we appreciate our community's support!

Sergeants Tom Brienzi and Michael Stone were recognized this afternoon for their completion of the Law Enforcement Executive Program, known as LEEP. This 20 day executive education program prepares the next generation of police leaders to take on command-level responsibilities. The program is delivered by North Carolina State University faculty and a core team of highly successful police chiefs. Topics include social media, strategic management, ethics, emerging technology and policing strategies, media relations, commmunications and organizational culture among others. Chief Herring, Captain Jay Bruner, and Captain Mike Patterson were on hand to congratulate them for this achievement. Please help us recognize thier efforts and applaud them for this accomplishment!

Come out this Friday, March 16th, and join the Holly Springs Police Department at Freddy's Steakburgers, 221 Grand Hill Place, for Cop on Top to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Officers and volunteers will be there from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Freddy's will be graciously donating 10% of all food sales to Special Olympics, so come hungry! In addition, other attractions will include McGruff the Crime Dog, a police vehicle display, and Special Olympic t-shirts available for purchase. We will also be accepting tips that will go directly toward our fundraising efforts. We hope to see you there, and as always, we appreciate our community's support!

This morning, the Holly Springs Police Department hosted our very first Coffee With a Cop event at Thanks A Latte. We had an awesome turnout! Citizens and officers were able to interact and discuss issues occurring in town, as well as, spending time getting to know each other on a personal level. We are very excited about this progam and its ability to cultivate close relationships with those we serve. Thank you to Thanks A Latte for hosting all of us, Rise Donuts for the delicious treats, and to everyone who came out to spend the morning in fellowship. We look forward to seeing you again on March 28th at Starbucks located at 185 Grand Hill Place from 4:30pm-6:30pm!

**REMINDER**: Please join the Holly Springs Police Department and Rise Donuts today at Thanks a Latte for “Coffee with a Cop" from 9am-11am! Come meet members of the Community Outreach Team and Patrol Officers for a morning of fellowship and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance for everyday citizens to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the Officers who work in their neighborhoods! We hope to see you there!

This morning, Officers Hendley and Boyd of the Community Outreach Team took some time to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by participating in Read Across America 2018 at Holly Ridge Elementary School. The Officers read to several kindergarten classes throughout the morning and spent time talking about reading with the students.

2018 Torch Run T-shirts are here!! Come by the Law Enforcement Center located at 750 Holly Springs Rd. and pick up yours today! We accept cash and check. We will be able to accept debit and credit cards at events soon! $15-Cotton $20-Tech - Wicking Material