Effective 10-18-2012 citizens involved in motor vehicle crashes in Beaufort will no longer be able to obtain vehicle crash reports from the Beaufort Police Department. This is effective for all law enforcement agencies in North Carolina.   The NC Department of Motor Vehicles, per the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, has mandated that only D.M.V. is legally allowed to distribute motor vehicle crash reports. This is to safe guard personal information of driver's and passengers invovled in motor vehicle crashes.  

Citizens involved in motor vehicle crashes can still obtain copies of crash reports through NC DMV at a cost of $5.00.  To obtain a copy of a crash report citizens can go to www.ncdot.org/dmv or call the Crash Reports Unit at 919-861-3068


The Beaufort Police Department provides extra services that enhance public safety. Services are available to the public 24 hours a day, year round.


Residential Checks. Residents who will be out of town overnight or for an extended period can call the Police Department and request officers make security checks of their residence. Officers will physically walk around your home, checking windows and doors.

Bank Deposit Escorts. Businesses can request a police officer escort them to the bank when making money deposits. This service is available 24 hours a day.

Child Safety Seat Inspections. The Police Department has nationally certified child seat technicians who can inspect child safety seats in your vehicle to ensure that they have been installed properly. Call the Police Department to check the availability of certified technicians.

Residential and Business Security Inspections. Upon request, officers will visit your home or business and assist you in identifying any potential security risks. The officer will make suggestions on correcting any of those security risks.

Fingerprinting Services. Provided to the citizens of Beaufort. Officers are on duty 24/7, Please call 911 for all EMERGENCIES!

Presentations. Upon request, the department will provide an officer to talk at business associations, neighborhood associations, civic groups, church groups, school groups, etc. The department has officers trained in topics such as community policing, crime prevention, drug awareness, personal safety, highway safety, and many more law enforcement topics.