We, the members of the Morganton Department of Public Safety, are committed to protect the lives, property, and Constitutional Rights of all residents and visitors of OUR community by providing professional law enforcement and fire protection services
Integrity: High ethical standards, honesty and fairness Professionalism: Individual excellence, education and training
Honor: Official dignity, repute, and esteem
Accountability: To take responsibility for all actions and decisions
Respect: Treating others as you would like to be treated
Equality: Fair, impartial, and equitable treatment of all people
The Morganton Department of Public Safety strives to be a leader in the delivery of public safety services, which combines law enforcement and fire protection. Our employees strive to be leaders in OUR community in name and deed, conducting themselves in a manner to which others will aspire.
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- Court Docket Lookup: Access the Burke County Court calendar via the North Carolina Court System website.
- NC Sex Offender Registry: The registry allows residents to find sex offenders near their location.
- NC Missing Persons: The N.C. Center for Missing Persons serves as the clearinghouse for information regarding missing children and adults and is charged with issuing AMBER Alerts and Silver Alerts.
Check out the following presentations to review crime prevention basics and ways you can help reduce and prevent crime in your neighborhood. To request a presentation, contact Public Safety Sgt. Keith Bowman at (828) 432-2690, or call the Public Safety Dept. at (828) 437-1211.
The Support Services Bureau includes all office personnel, training and recruiting, Parking Enforcement, Animal Control, Evidence Control, fleet and facility management, and managing the information systems and telecommunications.
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- Active Warrants
- Daily Bulletin
- Crime Releases
On the Public Safety Police to Citizen website, you can view arrests, incidents and traffic accidents; report and incident, download traffic crash reports and more.
Mark Tolbert • Chief
The Public Safety Headquarters is located at 304 S. College St.
Morganton employed law enforcement personnel as early as 1896 and purchased firefighting equipment as early as 1923.
In 1976, the Morganton Department of Public Safety was formed from a separate police and fire department. Since that time the City of Morganton has continued the Public Safety philosophy.