Whiteville Police Department
Frequently Asked Questions
Please dial 911.
Non Emergency Police
Please call 910.642.5111
For answers to speeding ticket questions and online payment options, you can visit nccourts.org/County/Columbus or contact their office by calling 910.640.4400.
How do I report a crime, accident or suspicious circumstance?
To report a crime, accident or suspicious circumstance, or for any situation requiring a police officer to respond, contact the Columbus County 911 Center. Be prepared to give us as much information as possible including location/address, persons/vehicles involved, descriptions and circumstances of the situation. A Telecommunicator is available 24 hours per day to answer the call and dispatch the proper officer, unit or agency to assist. Remember to give your name, address and phone number so the officer can contact you for additional information or to update you on the status. Do not hesitate to call 911 for any situation you believe is suspicious or unusual.
How to obtain copies of police reports?
Copies of reports may be picked up at the Whiteville Police Department or may be requested by mail. There is no charge for us to mail or fax a copy of a report.
For requests by mail, send to:
Whiteville Police Department
Attn: Records Section
P.O. Box 607
Whiteville, NC 28472
I would like to research the crime statistics in Whiteville. How can I get that information?
The Whiteville Police Department reports crime statistics monthly to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Crime statistics for municipalities state-wide, including Whiteville, are available from the SBI website ncsbi.gov.
I am going to be out of town. Will the police department watch my house while I am gone?
Property owners may contact/come to the Whiteville Police Department to complete a Security Check Request for their property. Officers will, during regular patrol as time permits, check the property for any signs of crime, damage to the property or other issues that should be reported to the property owner. This service is designed primarily for property check when the property owner will be away from the property for more than 24-48 hours; however, must be updated every three weeks. Upon returning home the property owner must notify the police department.
I am applying to the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission for a Retail ABC Permit and/or Special Occasion/Temporary Permit. Do I need to notify the police department?
The Whiteville Police Department must be notified of any application to the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission for a business or event that is located or will take place in the city limits of Whiteville. Depending on the type of application, we must either sign the form or provide information that will be used by the Commission during their consideration of your application. Complete the ABC Permit Application - Information & Release Form, attach all pertinent documents and bring it to the police department. We will complete the law enforcement portion of your application and return it to you and then you may file it with the Commission.
I would like the solicit door-to-door for business purposes. Is this activity regulated in Whiteville?
The City of Whiteville Code of Ordinances regulates this activity. Please review Section 115.06 of the ordinance for more information online at www.amlegal.com/codes/client/whiteville_nc/
I have an issue with an animal. Who do I contact?
Whiteville City Animal Control, through the Whiteville Police Department, is responsible for animal control within the city limits of Whiteville. Animal Control operates during normal business hours, 8:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. For emergency situations, contact 911 after hours and on weekends and holidays. If you see a stray dog or cat, contact Whiteville Animal Control at 910.642.5111. Animal Control will place traps to capture stray animals in a humane way but needs the permission of the property owner to place the traps. Remember that the City of Whiteville Code of Ordinances prohibits allowing an animal to run at large. "Running at large" means "Off the premises of the owner, and not under the control of the owner or a member of his or her immediate family or other authorized person either by leash, cord, chain, or other tangible device.
If there is an emergency, dial 911!
Do not submit emergencies via this website. A police officer will need to speak with the victim before a police report can be filed.