The Kitty Hawk Police Department Patrol Division is the “Back Bone of the Department” and consists of eight patrol officers, one traffic safety officers and two sergeants. Uniformed officers assigned to the Patrol Division have the primary purposes of responding to calls for service from citizens and providing preventive patrol for all areas of the town. The calls for service handled by the officers are generated by Emergency 9-1-1 calls from citizens and from self-initiated actions by the officers themselves. The first responding officer to a 9-1-1 call is usually from the Patrol Division. Patrol division personnel carry much of the workload generated by calls for service. All patrol units are equipped with Radar’s, mobile data terminals, and life saving equipment. In addition, these officers are alert for criminal activity and traffic violations that require immediate enforcement action. Officers work in partnership with citizens and business owners to help them make every neighborhood and business area a better place. Sergeants Jeff Wiggins and Jimmy Helms are responsible for the direct supervision of the patrol division and the officers.
GHSP Checking Stations
SEAT BELT CONVINCER
A Seat Belt Convincer Unit was acquired under a separate Governor's Highway Safety Program Grant. The convincer unit is used at local events to help educate the community about the importance of seat belt usage. In addition, the Kitty Hawk Police Department has four certified child passenger safety technicians. During regular office hours members of the community can stop by and have their child seat checked for recalls and be provided sound installation instruction.
Traffic Safety Unit
The goal of the Traffic Unit is to reduce traffic crashes within the Town of Kitty Hawk through the use of preventive measures as well as selective enforcement, in an effort to promote voluntary compliance with traffic laws. Injuries and property damage resulting from motor vehicle crashes are a major public health and safety problem. The Traffic Unit utilizes speed measurement equipment, such as RADAR and LIDAR to enforce North Carolina speed laws to help accomplish the goal of making our community safe. In addition, Kitty Hawk Police Department utilizes a "speed-measuring" trailer to identify and address specific traffic concerns throughout the Town. The Traffic Unit participates in statewide Governor's Highway Safety Programs such as “Booze It and Lose It”, “Click It or Ticket” and "No Need 2 Speed", The Kitty Hawk Police Department regularly applies for and has been awarded numerous traffic safety grants.