Community Programs

KDH Police Department offers free bicycle helmets and safety tips to youth

Organizational Meeting for Neighborhood Watch

On July 25, 2018 Officer Lora Gilreath conducted the organizational meeting for citizens interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch program in Kill Devil Hills.  Approximately 20 people attended.  

Neighborhood Watch is a community awareness effort.  Participants report suspicious activity through Dare Central Communication's non-emergency line.  At the next meeting of this group, which may be held in September 2018, data to support the need for a Neighborhood Watch will be shared.  

If you'd like more information on Neighborhood Watch, please give Officer Gilreath a call at 252-449-5337, or you can reach her by e-mail:


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The Ident-A-Kid program is offered by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department to help record important information about children in case they run away, are abducted or otherwise go missing.  Biographical information is recorded, fingerprints and photographs are taken of each child.  This information is NOT maintained by the Police Department; rather it is left with the parents who will have it ready to provide to any law enforcement agency who might need it on short notice to help locate a missing child.  Residents can stop by the police department with their child for fingerprinting and photographing and to pick up the Ident-A-Kid package.  Many local event organizers request the police department participate in their planned activity by setting up an Ident-A-Kid booth.

For more information on Community Programs, contact Officer Lora Gilreath at the Police Department at (252) 449-5330.