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

Heading into the long holiday weekend and looking forward to the unofficial beginning of Summer, we wanted to take a moment and remember those that have served and those who are actively serving in our Armed Forces. We joined local officials, educators, community members, and students at the 7th Annual Memorial Day Community Event hosted by Holly Grove Elementary School. Each year, the students and staff work hard to create a great celebration of the unsung heroes that have helped mold our nation and keep our loved ones safe. One of our own, Captain Mike Patterson, retired US Marine and retired US Army National Guard member, was given the great honor of addressing the crowd regarding the significance of Memorial Day and the importance of our military personnel at home and abroad. It was a wonderful day and it was an honor to be included in this event. In closing, we at HSPD appreciate all the sacrifices our military personnel and their families make on a daily basis. We hope that everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday weekend!

Our First Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina was a great success due to the tremendous efforts of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and participants. We were able to raise approximately $1,500 during the event. We want to thank everyone for coming out and braving the weather for this great cause!

This past Saturday, the HSPD Animal Control Division sponsored a discounted rabies vaccination clinic at Sugg Farm. Even though the weather was less than ideal, 203 dogs and cats were vaccinated during the event. We would like to thank the veterinary and police staff that worked together to make this event a huge success!

We would like to thank Scots Laurel Subdivision and Brandie Sill for all their hospitality yesterday evening. The neighborhood wanted to thank our officers for their service. There was food, goodies and fun for all involved!

Happy Friday Everyone! Although the weather has been touch and go this week, and they are forecasting more of the same tomorrow, we are still moving foward with our 1st Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride! Please come out and support this worthy cause, regardless of the weather. We are looking forward to the ride and seeing everyone at the BBQ!

For the past three years, the Holly Springs K-9 Unit and other area K-9 handlers have been assisting the Army Research Office and NC State students with testing a new bite sleeve design. The K-9 Units have provided vital information by utilizing the bite sleeve in training and providing feedback. We are very proud our K-9 handlers' hard work and the collaborative efforts of everyone involved. By assisting with this project, they have built relationships and were able to help test new technology that may assist law enforcement K-9's in the future. The NCSU textiles team won first place in the functional design category for this project. Great work everyone!!

Just a reminder, we are only a few days away from our 1st Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride, this Saturday, May 19th. We will have raffles and give-a-ways which include gift cards and merchandise from many Wake County businesses. Don’t forget to get pre-registered for the event at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-enforcement-torch-ride-to-benefit-special-olympics-nc-tickets-41834071835. Thank you to all of our fantastic local businesses who have donated in support of this event and the NC Special Olympics! Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase by individuals who only attend the BBQ, but you must be present at the time of the drawing to win any items! We look forward to seeing you this weekend for a fun day on two wheels!

Today, the Holly Springs Police Department's K-9s and their respective handlers completed their annual certifications through the International Police Work Dog Association in Fayetteville, NC. This certification qualifies the dogs’ skills in narcotics detection, building searches, evidence location, tracking and apprehension. We are extremely proud of our K-9 Unit on their accomplishments, as well as, their continued dedication to selfless service on behalf of the citizens of Holly Springs.

This past Saturday, our Community Outreach Team attended the Kiwanis Kid's Day at Sugg Farm. There was a great turnout and the kids got a chance to sit in one of our patrol vehicles. We thank everyone for stopping by and visiting with us! We look forward to attending again next year.

This past Tuesday, Officer Clarke from our Community Outreach Team visited the Holly Springs Goddard School. He spoke to the kids about police work and safety tips. The students also got a chance to check out his police vehicle and ask questions. Officer Clarke had a great time and we hope to visit again soon.

Officers Fernandez and Rushton took advantage of the beautiful weather today, stopping by a lemonade stand in the Holly Pointe Subdivision. What better way to celebrate Spring than with a cold glass of lemonade and supporting one of our young business owners.

Last Saturday, the Holly Springs Police Department's Community Outreach Team partnered with citizens in our community to co-host the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day at the Law Enforcement Center. A variety of vendors ranging from service dogs to chiropractic care were on hand to inform families of services available locally. In addition, the Rockstar Cheerleaders stopped by throughout the day as part of their in town scavenger hunt. A portion of the hunt required the scavengers to get a photo with uniformed personnel. Of course, we were happy to help complete this task. We had a huge turnout again this year and are already looking forward to seeing everyone at next Spring's event! The success of this event would not have been possible without organizers such as Gaile and Matt Valcho working behind the scenes. A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended or worked the event!

Just a reminder with the warmer weather and increased pedestrian traffic, please pay close attention to crosswalks while driving. HSPD will be working crosswalks throughout town today. We want everyone to enjoy the Spring weather and remember pedestrian safety as well. If you have not had a chance to check out our crosswalk safety video, please take a moment to watch!

This afternoon, Officer Jeremy Rushton was officially sworn in as HSPD's newest member. We welcome Jeremy to our family and look forward to seeing him out in our community soon. Congratulations Officer Rushton and welcome aboard!

HSPD congratulates Detective Macy Baltrus on her recognition by the Wake County Exchange Club for outstanding service and performance in law enforcement. Detective Baltrus constantly gives 100% effort with everything she does within our department. She not only works tirelessly as an investigator, but in addition, volunteers her time for numerous activities within the department as well as the community. Some of her efforts include charitable fund raising, assisting with rabies clinics, and Operation Medicine Drop to name just a few. She constantly goes above and beyond, looking for nothing in return. She is truly a big part of our HSPD family and if anyone deserves the "rock star" moniker, she truly fits the bill. Please help us congratulate Detective Baltrus on this awesome accomplishment!

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.

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