Specialized Units

  1. Canine Operations

    The objective of the Police Canine (K-9) Team is to provide the department with additional specialized units to increase its effectiveness in the detection and prevention of crime as well as the apprehension of criminals.

  2. Narcotics

    The Kinston Police Department Narcotics Investigators are tasked to investigate and eradicate the sale and use of illegal narcotics from the streets and neighborhoods within Kinston or whose illegal activities adversely affect the citizens of Kinston.

  3. Police Community Action Team (PCAT)

    As part of our mission to partner with the community, develop relationships, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance quality of life, the Kinston Department of Public Safety has formed a Police Community Action Team (PCAT) / Gang Unit.

  4. S.W.A.T.

    The Kinston Police Department SWAT team consists of specially qualified police officers who are selected, trained, equipped and deployed in high risk law enforcement situations.