Our thoughts and prayers are with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol this morning, as they have lost one of their own in Columbus County.
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Camden County Sheriff's Office - Camden is located at 117 N Carolina Hwy 343 S, Camden, 27921 NC. The Camden County Sheriff's Office - Camden phone number is 252-338-5046.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol this morning, as they have lost one of their own in Columbus County.
Attention Camden Residents: If you have received information in the mail from the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, it is official and is NOT a scam! Also, be aware that the Sheriffs' Association will never contact by phone, only through mail outs. If you have any questions regarding this, call our office at 252-338-5046.
I would like to remind everyone in Camden County, if you witness anyone damaging or removing political signs to please contact our office with a description and license plate number if possible. Without specific information, they may be difficult to track down. This action is a crime in North Carolina and responsible persons will be charged appropriately. You can call 338-5046 or 335-1500. As always, a BIG THANK YOU to our community for your help! Sheriff Meads
The Camden County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Shiloh Baptist Church for honoring the first responders at their Fall Festival. We greatly appreciate the sign that was presented and will be proudly hung in the office!
A huge thank you to everyone that donated to the Hurricane Florence victims! The total weight in donations collected from all the Camden Schools and the Sheriff's Office was 5,687 pounds. All donations were taken to the Food Bank and Perry's Performance Diesel and will be delivered to the victims tomorrow. Thank you again for coming together as a community.
Thank you to everyone that has came out to donate items for the hurricane victims! We appreciate this more than you know. We will be collecting items until Friday morning at 10:00 am.
Sheriff Meads helping deliver mail to the flooded areas of the county.
Attention Camden Residents, In an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Florence, Camden and surrounding counties will be collecting items to deliver to the areas affected by the storm. The Camden Sheriff's Office will be the main drop off location for items such as bottled water, canned foods, personal care items, diapers, wipes, towels, tarps, and sheets. Students attending Camden schools will be able to drop off items such as bottled water, canned food, personal care items, diapers, & wipes. This will go on through Friday morning at 10:00 AM. Please help us come together as a community to help those in need! If you have any questions you can call our office at 252-338-5046.
All county offices, including the Sheriff's Office, will be closed Thursday and Friday. Deputies and Sheriff's Office staff will be on the roads answering calls. If you have an emergency, please dial 911. Please use your best judgment and be safe!
NEWS RELEASE ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Sheriff Rodney Meads County: Camden LOCAL SHERIFF OFFERS CHILDREN BACK-TO-SCHOOL BIKING TIPS “As school resumes, children will again be riding their bicycles to and from school,” Sheriff Rodney Meads of Camden County predicts. “All too often, children – like adults – become creatures of habit and overlook simple safety precautions. I would like to ask all school children who ride their bicycles to remember a few safety rules: Only one person belongs on your bike. Never let a second person ride with you. Allow plenty of room for a safe stop. Never follow bikes or cars too closely. Keep both hands on the handle bars for safe steering. Always give proper signals. Keep a firm grip on the handle bars with your right hand and use your left arm and hand to signal turns and stops. Arm straight out is a left turn; arm bent up at the elbow is a right turn; and arm bent down at the elbow is a stop. Avoid riding your bike at night. If you must ride at night, equip your bike with a good headlight and rear reflectors. Wear light-colored or reflective clothing so others can see you easily. Make sure you obey all traffic signs and signals. Stop completely at stop signs and always look both ways before starting out again.” The sheriff explains that it’s easy for children to get into a routine in traveling back and forth to school. However, he stresses that children should remind themselves – and be reminded by parents – that practicing safety every day can save them from serious injury. “Remember that a bicyclist is like a motorist,” Sheriff Rodney Meads concludes. “You must be skilled like an automobile driver in handling the vehicle and should always be cautious when traveling the roads.” For further information contact: Telephone (252) 338-5046
________________________________________ NEWS RELEASE ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Sheriff Rodney Meads County: Camden SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: DOES YOUR CHILD KNOW THE RULES? SHERIFF ENCOURAGES SAFETY MEASURES TO AVOID INJURY Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. Hoping to ensure school bus safety, Sheriff Meads of Camden County encourages caution whenever school buses are present. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 19 school-aged children die in school transportation-related traffic crashes each year and more school-aged pedestrians have been killed between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. than any other time of day. “Children are often eager to get off the school bus because they are excited to tell their parents about all of the fun they had at school that day,” said Sheriff Meads. “It is crucial that parents re-enforce the school bus safety rules children learn at school.” Sheriff Meads also suggests that parents drive their child’s bus route with them to practice the proper safety precautions they can take to help ensure their child enjoys a safe ride to and from school. Sheriff Meads encourages all parents to discuss the following safety measures with their children: Student Always arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. While the bus is approaching make sure to stand at least three giant steps away from the curb, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop, the door opens, and the bus driver says that it’s OK to board. Always walk on the sidewalk when preparing to cross the street near a bus. Make eye contact with the driver so that you are sure he or she sees you. Never walk behind the bus. If you are walking beside the bus, walk at least three giant steps away. Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus. Take extra precautions to make sure that clothing with drawstrings and book bags do not get caught in the hand rail or door. Never stop to pick something up that you have dropped when a bus is stopped. Tell the bus driver or wait until the bus has driven off to avoid not being seen by the driver. Motorists Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone. If there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road. Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school bus lights flashing. Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights and the stop arm is extended. This is a sign that children are getting on or off the bus. Motorists must wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus is moving before they can start driving again. Learn and obey the school bus laws in North Carolina. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration For further information contact: Telephone (252)338-5046
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Sheriff Rodney Meads County: Camden SHERIFF OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL Sheriff Meads of Camden County offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school this year. “Parents can teach their children the following safety tips which will inform the youngsters of the danger signs to watch for and avoid when walking between school and home,” Sheriff Meads said. “Drivers should be cautious of children walking back and forth to school,” added the Sheriff. “We can all learn from the safety tips below and abide by them to make Camden County safer for all.” • While walking, remember to always travel with a friend. Two heads are better than one, especially if there’s an emergency. • A stranger is anyone you or your parents don’t know well. • You or your friend must never take candy, money, medicine or anything else from a stranger. • If a stranger in a car asks you questions, don’t get close to the car (you could get pulled in) – and never get in the car. • Strangers can be very tricky – they can ask you to walk with them to “show” them something; they can offer to pay for your video game, or ask you to help them find a lost dog or cat. Don’t be fooled! • Don’t tell anyone your name or address when you’re walking and don’t think that because someone knows your name that they know you – they may just be looking at your name printed on your lunch box, school bag or T-shirt. • If you think you’re in any danger, yell, and run to the nearest store or “safe house” or back to school. • Always tell your parents or teacher if a stranger has approached you. “By taking the time to carefully prepare your child on how to handle these situations, you can insure your child’s safety whether they are on their way to school or home, playing on a playground or riding their bikes,” Sheriff Meads concludes. For further information contact: Telephone (252) 338-5046
The Camden County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Firehouse Subs of Elizabeth City for their generous donation of 15 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Many times, Law Enforcement is first on scene to a medical emergency and we now are able to have AEDs in every patrol vehicle! Special thanks to Chris and Jennifer Purcell, the owners of our local Firehouse Subs, for all your hard work to help First Responders! Support and eat at Firehouse Subs of Elizabeth City!!
Attention McPherson Road, South Mills residents. If anyone has security cameras with saved footage from Monday, May 21, 2018 that could assist with a break-in that occurred please contact our office at 252-338-5046.
The Camden County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of vehicle break-ins and larceny's. These occurred at Grandy Primary/Camden Intermediate School during sports events on Saturdays. If you have any information contact our office. Please remember to lock your vehicle and keep your valuables secured.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Saturday, April 21, 2018 Sheriff Rodney Meads and Lt. Max Robeson from Camden County Sheriff's Office participated in the 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. The walk is put on by Albemarle Hopeline to raise awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. If you need help or for more information you can visit Hopeline's website at albemarlehopeline.org or call the crisis number 252-338-3011.
Camden High School Mock Wreck Friday, April 20, 2018 The students and staff from Camden High School, Camden Deputies, Pasquotank-Camden EMS, South Camden Volunteer Fire Dept., Nightingale, and Twiford's Funeral Home all came together to show the importance of why we shouldn't drive distracted. As the students came out to the parking lot there was a staged two car collision caused by texting and driving. Walter Meads from EMS is shown talking through the process of an accident from the time dispatch receives the phone call to Twiford's showing up to the scene. Prom is this Friday for Camden and we want our kids to have a fun but safe time. We hope this shows everyone how important it is to not be a distracted driver!
The Camden High School Civics classes visit the county complex twice a year. This gives them the chance to see what each office is responsible for. From the Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Myers, talked about serving warrants, processing drunk drivers, and how we work alongside the Magistrate and Probation Offices.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the 5th grade students from Camden Intermediate School participated in a D.A.R.E. walk from the school to the courthouse. These students completed a nine week course on resisting drugs and violence. The Sheriff's Office is proud of our youth for wanting to make good choices!
Tonight, April 12, 2018, Sheriff Meads will be holding a Church Security training for anyone who would like to attend. It will be held at Church of the Redeemer at 7:00pm. For more information you can call the office at 252-338-5046.
The Camden Sheriff's Office would like your help in identifying the owner of this boat or who abandoned it at the end of Texas Road. If you have any information that can help please call the office at 252-338-5046.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2018 Sheriff’s Office Media Contact: Camden County Sheriff’s Office 252-338-5046 SHERIFF RODNEY MEADS Calls for Stronger Victims’ Rights Laws during the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Camden, NC – Sheriff Rodney Meads supports strengthening victims’ rights in North Carolina’s state constitution - giving crime victims an equal level of protection already given to the accused and convicted. Legislation is currently being considered in the General Assembly, known as Marsy’s Law. Among various rights contained in Marsy’s Law are rights that would allow victims to be a part of the court process if they choose - for proceedings like plea agreements or bail hearings. Another right would give victims the right to receive full and timely restitution from the defendant. During the last session of the Legislature, Marsy’s Law passed the state House with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now awaiting a vote in the Senate. In recognition of all victims during the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14), Camden County Sheriff’s Office supports sending Marsy’s Law to North Carolina voters to decide on strengthening victims’ rights in the state constitution.
REMINDER There will be two discussion meetings regarding your kids and social media. The first meeting will be March 20th 6:30 PM held at Camden Intermediate School and the second will be March 22nd 6:30 PM held at Camden Middle School. There will be discussion of the different social media websites and apps along with the issues and problems we are having.
Monday, March 5, 2018, the Camden County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to have Chief Deputy Rodney Meads be appointed to Sheriff, finishing out Retired Sheriff Tony Perry's term. We would like to congratulate him and look forward to his leadership as Sheriff of Camden County!