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Your Salisbury Police Department is a full-service, internationally accredited Police Department.

Loyal men and women who serve within the ranks of the Salisbury Police Department are proud to serve their community, consider it a true honor and privilege to serve our community and are committed to providing our citizens with quality law enforcement.


Our Mission Statement

The Salisbury Police Department will provide quality law enforcement services with honest, fair, and ethical treatment of all.


Our Vision Statement

Creating an environment in which citizens and visitors will feel safe in all parts of the City. Improving service to citizens and visitors through community partnerships and implementation of new practices and technology.


Our Core Values

  • Exceeding expectations
  • Solving problems
  • Professional development of our employees
  • Honor and integrity both on and off duty

Contact Us

Address:
130 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333

File a Commendation

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a commendation:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your commendation
  • Visit the City's online Service Nomination Form
    1. Fill out the nomination form and submit.

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to the employee’s supervisor.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.

File a Complaint

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a complaint:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your complaint

To file a professional standards complaint:

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to professional compliance for review and investigation assignment.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.


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Leadership

Police Chief Jerry Stokes

POLICE CHIEF

Jerry Stokes

(704) 638-5333 | jstok@salisburync.gov

Salisbury Police Chief Jerome "Jerry" Stokes has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, most recently garnered as Deputy Police Chief in Lynchburg, Virginia.

During his tenure there he was a regional violent crime task force detective, the street crimes supervision team leader, a vice and narcotics investigations officer, K-9 enforcement team supervisor, the internal affairs manager and critical incident/ tactical response manager. There, Stokes also oversaw the department’s police investigate and administrative functions and citywide emergency management operations.

He is also credited with improving community policing and reducing drug and violent crimes in neighborhoods.

Chief Stokes received an associate’s degree in administration justice. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2013, where he was a member of the Golden Key Society.

Stokes obtained a graduate certificate in local government management from Virginia Tech. He obtained his Masters of Public Administration in December 2016 from Old Dominion University.


Deputy Police Chief Shon Barnes

DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF

Shon Barnes

(704) 638-5333 | shon.barnes@salisburync.gov

Major Shon F. Barnes serves as the Salisbury Police Department's Deputy Police Chief. During his nearly two-decade tenure with the Greensboro Police Department, Barnes held multiple positions such as a juvenile victim’s detective, sergeant of the commercial crimes squad, specialized subject control and arrest techniques instructor, and the commanding officer of three different divisions.

He continued on to become a law enforcement analyst for 97.1 WQMG and adjunct faculty for Guilford Technical Community College, Winston Salem State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T).

Major Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in history and pre-law from Elizabeth City State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and is currently a PhD candidate in leadership studies/community and civic engagement program at N.C. A&T.


Divisions

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Administration

Includes the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and three Captains

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Criminal Investigations

Includes General Investigations, Vice/Narcotic Unit, the Crime Lab and Evidence.

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Operations

Includes Patrol, Parking Enforcement, Youth Crime Prevention Officer, Community Resource Officers and the School Resource Officers.

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