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We, the members of the Spring Lake Police Department, are committed to providing quality police service to the residents who live in the Town of Spring Lake.  We will strive to improve the quality of life for our citizens by enforcing laws, maintaining order and protecting life and liberty, with respect to all, in a highly professional manner.


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The Spring Lake Police Department has a toll free tip line for any one with information pertaining to a crime or incident that has occurred within the Town of Spring Lake. You can call, free of charge, and leave information you feel is relevant. Callers have the option to remain anonymous. All information provided will be processed and valid leads will be followed-up on by the appropriate member(s) of the Department.

Please note: This is NOT a number to call for emergencies. If you are in need of immediate assistance or need to communicate an emergency situation, call 911.




The Town, in conjunction with the Spring Lake Police Department, has provided a space for Community Watch Groups to provide information to the community about their organization, events, meetings

offender information.) MapNimbus also offers reports, statistics and allows you to sign up for e-mail notifications. It is a robust program with no charge allowing you to stay informed of information which can potentially offer comfort and peace of mind knowing what is going on in our community., etc. Learn more...


The Town of Spring Lake has an Interlocal Agreement with Cumberland County which sufficiently covers the needs of the Town as they relate to animal control. As part of this agreement, the Town's Animal Control Ordinance was repealed and Cumberland County's Animal Control Ordinance was adopted. The adopted ordinance has become part of the Spring Lake Code of Ordinances and should appear as part of the ordinances available online.  For ease of access below are quick links to information:

       Cumberland County Animal Control: (910) 321-6852

       Spring Lake Ordinance adopting Cumberland County's Animal Control Ordinance

       Interlocal Agreement Between Spring Lake and Cumberland County for Animal Control Services

       Cumberland County Animal Control Ordinance


The Spring Lake Police Department is asking for your assistance with the following cold cases... Read more


AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. To assist in quickly locating and recovering missing children, the AMBER Alert system was enacted.

To help protect an increasing population of individuals that suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment, North Carolina developed the Silver Alert program to quickly locate missing persons who may be endangered.

The links will direct you to any current Amber Alerts or Silver Alerts issued for North Carolina.  They will also provide you with information on how to report any information associated with the alerts as well as how to report a missing person.


Currently, the Spring Lake Police Department does not offer fingerprinting services or issue gun permits.  Both of these services are offered through the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.  (The Harnett County Sheriff's Department offers these services as well. Links for these services can be found on the Harnett County Sheriff's page located under "Area numbers and Links.")


Police reports can be picked up Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the main Police Department located at 300 Ruth Street.  There is no charge for this.

Tickets can be paid at the Cumberland County Courthouse.  Waivers may be made in person before the clerk or magistrate in the county where the case is pending or online.


Getting educated and taking a few basic steps may keep you from becoming a victim of crime and fraud—and save you a great deal of time and trouble.


General information about the Spring Lake Police Department to include contact information
Tips for properly using 911 and how to teach children to use 911
General bicycle safety information
Information on domestic violence, its definition, how to identify it and local places for help
Safety tips and reminders for drivers of all ages
How to identify, report and statistics on gang activity.  Important information for parents on how to identify gang activity
Information for everyone who uses the computer and information on how to safeguard children
FBI page with info about crime safety, scams, theft and preventing fraud FBI - Be Crime Smart
Miscellaneous campaigns - cyber bullying,personal safety, securing a home, identity theft, date rape and more. National Crime Prevention Council
Safety tips and games aimed at a younger audience McGruff.org
Advice from the NC Dept of Justice on how to protect yourself from fraud Counterfeit Check Scams
Information on protecting your children, how to report a missing child, miscellaneous safety tips National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Information, safety tips, links and contact information on a wide array of topics NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety


Law Enforcement can sometimes be a collaborative effort between multiple agencies on the local, state and federal level.  The Spring Lake Police Department is committed to upholding all laws and protecting the interests of its citizens and visitors.  Here are links to agencies that provide information on various aspects of law enforcement, protection and safety information individuals may find useful or good to know.


The Spring Lake Police Department expects the best out of the men and women who are selected to serve the Department.  Applicants go through a careful screening process.  All applicants must be BLET certified at the time of hire.  For more information on recruiting for the Department, check out the Department's Recruiting Brochure.

To see if the Department is currently accepting applications,check the Town's Employment Opportunities page.  It will also provide you with the Town's application as well as instructions on submitting a completed application. 


The Spring Lake Police Department falls under the leadership and guidance of Chief of Police, Charles Kimble.

  • Chief of Police: Charles Kimble
  • Police Captain:Billy Tharpe
  • Administrative Aide to the Chief: Debora Hudson
  • Office Assistant (main office): TBD
  • Office Assistant (annex): Shirlena White

The Police Department can be contacted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.

Main Office: 300 Ruth Street
Annex: 11 Spring Avenue
PO Box 617
Spring Lake, NC 28390
main phone: (910) 436-0350
annex phone: (910) 436-7167

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