Police Department

Our Mission:
The mission of the Sunset Beach Police is to provide exceptional services to our diverse community.  We strive to reduce the occurrence and fear of crime while enhancing public safety.  We are dedicated to serving with honor, integrity, and professionalism while maintaining public confidence.
Staff and Services:

We have a staff of 17 full-time patrol officers and supervisors who are visible throughout town 24 hours a day. We complement our full-time staff with part-time patrol officers who add more coverage during busy times of year.

Included in the full-time staff is one full-time detective and two full-time uniformed detectives. Detectives investigate crimes throughout the town and follow up on tips that can prevent crimes from occurring.

We provide animal control and code enforcement services as part of our regular function. We have two officers who are certified as Nuisance Alligator Agents through the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.

  • Accident Reports: Sunset Beach Police has partnered with Carfax to allow for easier access to accident reports.  Accident reports can now be accessed online, 24/7, at www.crashdocs.org at no cost for the involved parties.  This online portal allows for instant access to records that can be printed or emailed right from the website.
  • House Check Program:  Residents who are away from their homes for an extended amount of time. Homeowners can submit a form to the police department informing us of departure and return dates, and be content that their residence will be closely monitored while they are away. House checks are not available for short-term rental property, property listed for sale, or commercial property. (House checks are not to exceed two weeks in length. Each address is limited to two requests per calendar year). Click here for the House Check Program form.
  • R.U.O.K. Check Program: This program is intended for members of the community who are elderly, permanently or temporarily ill, or just simply alone and need someone to check in on them on a regular basis. Click here (R. U. OK) for the necessary form.
  • Prescription Medicine Take Back: The Sunset Beach Police Department is a prescription medication drop off location. The Prescription Medication Drop Box is available in the foyer of the Police Department Mondays – Fridays 8:30am – 5:00pm for safe disposal of unused and/or expired prescription drugs. Simply remove the unused and/or expired medications, patches, and ointments from their original prescription container and place the items into a Ziplock bag. Bring the Ziplock bag to the lobby of the Sunset Beach Police Department 700 Sunset Blvd N. Sunset Beach, NC.   
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY MEDICATIONS UNATTENDED AT THE FRONT DOOR.   If you are unable to make it to Town Hall, an officer can come to your residence to pick up these items. Operation Medicine Drop medication disposal locator tool
  • What Can Be Disposed:

•Over-the-counter medications
•Prescription patches

•Prescription ointments

What Should NOT Be Disposed:


•Any liquids

•Any bottles


Contact Us


To contact the police department during normal business hours, please dial 910-579-6297. If you need to file a report or see an officer, please dial 911. You can direct email inquires to police@sunsetbeachnc.gov

Our physical address is:

700 Sunset Blvd. N.

Sunset Beach, NC 28468

To sign up for a service from the Police Department, click below to complete the appropriate service form.
To see available positions click here