The City of Morganton City Council adopted the Public Safety concept in the late 1970s. The City employed law enforcement personnel as early as 1896 and purchased firefighting equipment as early as 1923. In 1976, the City formed the Morganton Public Safety Department from a separate police and fire department. Since that time the City of Morganton has continued the Public Safety philosophy.
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
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.
The Public Safety Department Police to Citizen (P2C) website provides access to public police reports, a daily bulletin of events, and a community calendar along with many other items of interest. In addition, you may file a report of a non-emergency crime directly to the Police Department via the site.
Search incidents, accidents and arrest reports by name, date, location or case number.
Search inmate records by first, or last name, of inmates currently held in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility and the Burke County Jail.
Search and view PDFs of completed accident reports. Search by first or last name, driver license number or state, date, insurance policy number or report number.
Print out and post this list of important numbers sheet on your fridge or near your phone for quick reference local emergency numbers for Public Safety, power, water and sewer, CoMPAS, and trash collection.
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 Field Operations Bureau manages police and fire operations that include the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Special Operations Division. Specialty units within Public Safety include the School Resource Officer Program, D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education), Community Policing, the K-9 program and Police and Fire Reserves. Morganton Public Safety Officers also participate in the Burke County Narcotics Task Force.
(828) 437-8863 | E-mail the PIO | 305 E. Union St. Suite A100, Morganton, NC 28655 | Mailing: PO Box 3448, Morganton, NC 28680-3448 The City of Morganton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Can't find what you're looking for on the website? E-mail the Public Information Officer.