- Town Departments/Offices
- Police Department
102 Town Hall Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Office Inquiries: 252-449-5337
After hours non-emergency: 252-473-3444
For immediate assistance during a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
The Police Department as part of, and empowered by, the community is committed to protecting the live, property and rights of all people. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of crime, maintain order, and to enforce the law impartially, while working with the community to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
The Department is divided into four divisions: Admin/Recordkeeping, Criminal Investigations, Patrol, and Animal Control.
Vehicle Crash Report
To access a vehicle crash report, you can search, view, and/or download an electronic copy of the report using our Crash Report System.
To request an incident report, you can submit an online Incident Report Request Form to the KDH Police Department. Each incident report costs $5.00. More information about payment options for a request is provided at the top of the Incident Report Request Form.
Frequently Asked Questions/Answers
|Can I pay my ticket without coming to court?||Visit the NC Courts website for online services.|
|I have a question about court.||Questions related to court should be directed to the Dare County Clerk of Court at 252-475-5200.|
|Where do I pay my parking ticket fine?||Online: https://ipn.paymentus.com/rotp/kdhm
In person: 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills. 2nd Floor, Finance Department.
|Does the Town have noise regulations?||Yes. Check our Town Code for more information.|
|Can the police check my house while I am on vacation?||Absolutely, give our Department a call to let us know the date you'll be gone and we'll provide extra patrol by your residence.|
|How do I appeal a civil citation issued for parking violation?||An appeal of a civil citation shall be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk within 14 days from the date the civil citation is issued.|
We are always glad to get involved with our community. Interested in learning more about the service we provide and outreach programs for our youth? Contact our Police Department to make arrangements.
National Night Out is an annual event held to promote police-community partnerships. It brings law enforcement and the community together to have a fun time! There are tons of activities, information booths, and food. It’s always an enjoyable time!
In need of safety material? Our Police Department will be glad to provide valuable safety resources.
How you can help us - If you know something, say something.
We need the help of our community members to provide us with any information tied to offenses that have taken place in our Town. If you have any information relating to a crime that occurred in KDH, please contact our Department or the Dare Community Crime Line. You can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
Denise Johnson Murder
Denise Johnson was a long time Kill Devil Hills resident who was murdered on July 13, 1997. Johnson grew up on the Outer Banks and the house she was killed in had been her childhood home. Despite an aggressive investigation into the crime, which included assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Johnson's killer has never been identified.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Dare Community Crime Line released a video documentary, developed and completed by KDH Captain John Towler, with the assistance and cooperation from a number of others about the unsolved Denise Johnson murder.
The video examines the murder from the perspective of the first responders, the lead investigator and the victim's sister, Donnie Johnson. The hope is that the program will rekindle community interest in solving the case and encourage those who have information to come forward and provide new leads for investigators to pursue.
Donnie Johnson, Denise's sister, who appears in the video, has agreed to speak to the media about her sister's murder and may be contacted at 252-573-8898. For law-enforcement follow-up questions, please contact Captain Towler at 252-449-5337.
The Crime Blotter's are a monthly report to the community put together by the KDH PD.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Blotter for October 2022 can be viewed here.
To help protect our citizens and our community, the Kill Devil Hills Police Department has medication drop box that allows citizens to dispose of prescription or over the counter medications properly.
The drop box is located in the lobby of the KDH Police DEPARTMENT: 102 Town Hall Drive. It is available during normal business hours.
Why should you dispose of medication in the drop box?
- To prevent the poising of children and pets
- To prevent misuse by teenagers and adults
- To avoid health problems by accidently taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or medicine that is too old to work well
- To keep medicines from entering our streams and rivers when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet
Avoid Consumer Scams
Scammers are always coming up with new tricks and twists to steal your hard-earned money.
To protect yourself from consumer frauds and scams, remember:
- Never share your Social Security Number, bank account or credit card information with someone you don’t know who calls you or emails you.
- Walk away from high-pressure sellers who tell you that you must make a decision right away.
- Don’t sign any contract or other paperwork until you’ve had a chance to read and understand it.
- Never pay money upfront to get a loan or win a lottery or sweepstakes.
- Don’t respond to letters or emails that ask you to help transfer money into your bank account or wire money out of the country.
- Don’t cash checks you get in the mail along with a letter or call that tells you you’ve won an unexpected prize. The checks are most likely fake.
- Check out a company with Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM before you do business with them.
NC Department of Justice: https://ncdoj.gov/protecting-consumers
Federal Communications Commission: https://www.fcc.gov/general/frauds-scams-and-alerts-guides
We all share the responsibility to make sure North Carolina roads are safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Safe places to walk and bike are important for supporting active, vibrant communities. The “Watch for Me NC” program aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths through a comprehensive, targeted approach of public education, community engagement, and high visibility law enforcement.
In need of safety gear? Contact Officer Lora at 252-449-5330 for more information.
More information: https://www.watchformenc.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/10/WFM_Flyer.pdf
If you're missing an item, contact our Department to see if it's been turned in to us. If you have found an item such as a phone, wallet, jewelry, etc., please turn it into us so that we can hopefully reunite it with its owner.