Police Department Overview

As Interim Chief of Police and 29 years with the Kinston Police Department, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated staff and sworn law enforcement officers. Our department endeavors to meet the highest ethical and professional standards to provide quality law enforcement services to our community.

We recognize the importance of partnerships within our community which enables us to better understand the nature of local concerns. Working together builds confidence in our ability to address social and criminal issues in our City and send the message that we will work together to reduce crime and set standards of expectations for the quality of life in Kinston.

I invite all citizens and local community members to partner with us to develop stronger ties to prevent crime and to keep Kinston a safe and enjoyable community. Thank you all for the key role you play.

Respectfully yours,

Jenee Spencer

Interim Chief of Police

Kinston Police Department


Kinston Police Department Strategic Plan 2022-2027



The Kinston Police Department pledges to serve our community, to safeguard lives and property, and to preserve order all while respecting the constitutional rights of everyone to liberty, equality and justice.

Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty 


We are proud providers of professional police services to the citizens of the City of Kinston. Our Police Department provides:

  • Proactive Uniformed Patrol
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Laboratory
  • Animal Control
  • Support Services
  • Police Community Action Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT Capabilities

Programs Provided

  • Community Partnership Programs
  • Community Watch Program Assistance
  • Home Safety Inspections
  • Informational Channel "2" Community Access Channel
  • Residential, Commercial and Houses of Worship Safety Workshops
  • Sentinel Program
  • Kinston Police Explorer Post

Special Event Policy

Special Event 2

Special Event Permit

Special Event 2

Compliment/Complaint Form


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