Beaufort Police Department

It is the mission of the Beaufort Police Department to protect the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with diverse communities to improve their quality of life.  Our mandate is to do so with honor, integrity, and pride while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Police Chief Steven C. Lewis
Beaufort Police Dept:
215 Pollock Street  Beaufort NC 28516  252-728-4561  Fax 252-728-1254

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These pictures were taken during the Second Street Community Day held on March 12, 2011, on Second and Legion Streets.  Officers from the Beaufort Police and Fire Departments participated in the festivities.  The Police Officers who participated were lt. Michael Stephens, Office Dennis Hendricks, Officer Johathan Moore & K-9 Officer Rex, and Captain Joe Washington.  Office Hendricks had a patrol car set up for the children to view.  Officer Moore and K-9 Officer Rex were out and about with the residents and children.  Lt. Stephens and Captain Washington had an information table set up with reference materials such as the Neighborhood Watch Program along with other safety tip information.  They also gave the residents a presentation on the Neighborhood Watch Program.  All of the officers and fire fighters in attendance were professional and very informative to those in attendance.

Many thanks to the Police and Fire Department Officers who participated in the event.  (More photos follow.)


Officer Hendricks shows the Police vehicle to the children.




Officer Hendricks shows the Police vehicle to the children.

Kids and adults enjoyed climbing aboard the Town Fire Trucks.





Kids and adults enjoyed climbing aboard the Town Fire Trucks.






  Car 54, the police mini cruiser, was also on hand (below).

Car 54, the mini cruiser, was also on hand.





M.A.D.D. Annual Awards 

During its annual awards at the Beaufort Train Depot in March, Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers recognized Officer Dennis Hendricks for his outstanding job in taking drunk drivers off of the roads in Beaufort.  M.A.D.D. recognizes one officer from each law enforcement agency in the county each year that has gone above and beyond in making our streets safer against drunk & drugged drivers.

 “I am very proud of the job all of our officers do to make our roads safer, but I am especially proud of the job Officer Hendricks has done this past year in taking drunk drivers off the roads,”  said Chief Lewis.



 Congratulations to all the Officers who received awards this year.


Beaufort Police Officers receiving M.A.D.D. awards

Beaufort Police recieving M.A.D.D. Awards, March 2011

Officer Hendrick

Officer Dennis Hendricks


Officer Moore with canine Lieutenant "Rex"

Officer Moore with
canine "Rex"


Katherine McLeod and Andrew Michels, police department summer interns stop and talk with an employee of Terra Fina on Turner Street. The police department employs summer interns each year to assist visitors and tourist in the downtown business district with directions and general information about Beaufort




Beaufort Police Chaplain
Curtis Oden and his wife Melissa