The Mission of the Burgaw Police Department is to improve the quality of life by preserving the peace and safety of our community and creating a positive interaction between the public and police while continuing to serve the unique needs of the Burgaw Community.
Burgaw is having a Bike Rodeo! - October 15th 9am-noon (rain date October 16th 2pm-5pm) bike-rodeo
Calling all children (and your parents) to come to the Burgaw Bike Rodeo. We will be registering bicycles with the police department, providing traffic and safety awareness training classes, performing bike safety checks and minor repairs, and have a Skills and Obstacle Course challenge! At the end, each child will receive a certificate of completion signed by Chief Hock! Bring your bike, your helmet, and a parent for this free event. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by going to http://tinyurl.com/BurgawBikeRodeo2016
This event is co-sponsored by the Burgaw Police Department, Burgaw United Methodist Church, Burgaw Presbyterian Church, Burgaw Baptist Church, and Friendly Community Baptist Church.
Under the leadership and supervision of Police Chief Jim Hock, the Burgaw Police Department is made up of a Patrol Sergeant, a Detective Sergeant, a Corporal (Crime Diversion Officer), Eight Patrol Officers, and an administrative assistant.
Chime in With the Chief
The Burgaw Police Department will be hosting it's next "Chime in with the Chief" Meet and Greet on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Town of Burgaw Municipal Building, located at 109 N. Walker Street. Do you have questions about police involvements, or ever wonder why the officer's perform certain duties. Here's your chance to ask. This will be an informal public meeting with Police Chief Jim Hock to answer or address any questions or concerns the citizens may have regarding the police department.
R U OK?
Burgaw PD has a check welfare program. An employee of the Burgaw Police Department telephones members of the community who are home-bound, senior citizens, in-firmed or impaired, living alone, or would otherwise benefit from receiving a phone call to check their welfare. In the event that contact is not made within a reasonable time-frame, a patrol officer is dispatched to the address and/or family is contacted in order to check on the citizen. Currently, 26 individuals participate in this program. Participants are contacted by phone one to three days per week, depending upon need.
2016 SHOP WITH A COP
Shop with a Cop is a community outreach program that aims to promote positive interactions between local children, families, and police +officers. The program is designed to benefit children and families who have financial hardships that could use some special attention and financial assistance during the Christmas holiday. The children and officers spend time together getting to know each other, shopping for families, and participating in other fun activities. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the program, please call 910-259-4924 or come by the Police Department located at 109 N. Walker Street, Burgaw.
S.A.V.E. - Special Awareness Verification Enrollment
S.A.V.E. is a program that is available to all citizens of the Town of Burgaw. When emergency crews are called to a residence, having information about our neighbors who live there aids them in meeting the unique needs that may exist. While this enrollment initiative was launched primarily for assisting citizens with mental illnesses, any condition may be submitted during enrollment. To learn more, please review our informational brochure. Click here to print enrollment documents.
STEP (formerly GHSP)
The Burgaw Police Department is proud to partner with the Statewide Traffic Enforcement Program Reporting System. STEP conducts safety programs which promote highway safety.
There are many concerns regarding the safety of children in and around cars. Recently, deaths of children caused by hyper-thermia (heat stroke) have been receiving increased publicity. Please visit the website www.kidsandcars.org for information on how to keep children safe and to sign petitions relating to safety initiatives. July 31 is Heat Stroke Prevention Day.
The DWI trailer is a new addition to the Burgaw Police Department’s enforcement gear. Funding for the equipment was provided by a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. It will be used on a regular basis by the Department.
Citizens play a key role in investigations when they step forward to assist law enforcement. For this reason, the Burgaw Police Department has a Tip Line available. Citizens may anonymously report crimes and share information 24 hours a day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. During weekday business hours, 8AM until 5PM, anonymous reports may be called in by dialing 910-259-4924.
Keeping children safe in and around vehicles is an issue that is of concern to citizens and law enforcement alike. A wonderful resource is available at www.kidsandcars.org
Car Seat Requirements: North Carolina seatbelt laws apply to all drivers and passengers age 16 and up. What about our younger passengers? Laws for properly restraining children in a motor vehicle can be confusing. BuckleUpNC.Org prepared this guide.
Bullying: While bullying is an issue that should be taken seriously and addressed, it is not a simple one. There are laws in our state which define bullying. Information on how to identify, prevent, and respond to bullying may be found at www.stopbullying.gov/laws/north-carolina.html
Sex Offender Registry: Sex offenders living in the State of North Carolina are required to register. Citizens may search for offenders at http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/. By selecting "Search the Registry" in the left column, you may search for offenders in the area by entering a street address or search by a specific offender's name.
Cram the Cruiser
Each year in July and August, school supplies and monetary donations are collected so that children from families who are not able to afford required supplies may begin the new school year prepared. Since its launch in 2011, Cram the Cruiser has dispensed thousands of school supplies. Last year 85 students throughout the Town of Burgaw received loaded backpacks and several crates of supplies were dropped off at local schools for distribution.
Non Emergency: 910-259-4924
Jim Hock, Police Chief
Address: 109 N. Walker Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425
Tip Line: email@example.com