The Hillsborough Police Department is responsible for general public safety, crime prevention, responding to and investigating crime, apprehension of those who commit crimes, public order, traffic safety, criminal justice records and safety education. The department exists to serve all people within its jurisdiction with respect, fairness and dignity through community-based policing and building partnerships.
Commitment to excellence
The department will achieve its mission by committing to excellence through:
- Integrity — honesty, compassion, trust, and accountability. Police officers have the courage to do what is morally, ethically and legally right, regardless of risk.
- Fairness — the Police Department will treat everyone impartially without favoritism or bias.
- Respect — the Police Department will treat everyone with dignity and courtesy without prejudice.
- Professionalism — the Police Department will deliver quality services through cooperation, open communication and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Divisions and units
The Police Department is organized into three divisions and two units:
Welcome to the Hillsborough Police Department in North Carolina. In the 1930s, a town ordinance established the Police Department, consisting of only a handful of officers. Today, the sworn and non-sworn staff of the department number 30 employees. For the men and women of the Police Department, our mission hasn’t changed much since the 1930s. Quite simply, we exist to make the Town of Hillsborough safer. We always have and always will. We cannot do this job alone. Get to know us better and help form that teamwork which will help make Hillsborough a more safe and secure environment.
Chief Duane Hampton
The Police Department provides an annual report to citizens on the state of the town’s law enforcement activities. The most recent annual report is available online.
Below are departmental policies available for public comment.
Commendations and complaints
Officer commendation and citizen complaint forms can be submitted online or downloaded, printed and brought to the main station.
The Hillsborough Police Department is always looking for individuals of high moral character with a genuine desire to serve and make a difference to become part of our team. For more information, see the recruiting page on this website.
Emergencies: Call 911
Office phones are answered weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
127 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
501 Rainey Ave., Hillsborough, NC 27278
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