An off-duty Salisbury Police Officer turned himself in this morning following charges by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on one count of breaking and entering, one count of simple assault, one count of assault on a female, and one count of interfering with calling 911, stemming from an incident late Saturday, March 13. Officer Malik Byrd has been placed on administrative leave with pay from his duties pending further inquiry by the SPD Professional Standards Unit.
Salisbury Police Department (SPD) Lieutenants Lee Walker and T. Justin Crews have been promoted to captain and criminal investigations commander/public information officer (PIO), respectively.
Salisbury Police Department (SPD) appoints Officer Isaac Miller and Officer Alexandria Petty to serve as School Resource Officers (SROs).
As the Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Project ends phase two, Task Force members are seeking assistance in identifying individuals who may have been buried in the Dixonville Cemetery located on Old Concord Road.
We appreciate your concern for K-9 Officer Zuul. He was removed from the handler’s care when we were made aware of this incident. Zuul was taken to a veterinarian on Thursday, March 4th, for a checkup (*edited) and received a clean bill of health. He is in good hands, happy and healthy, and taking some time off.
The Salisbury Police Department is aware of the video that has been provided to the media depicting a Salisbury officer during canine training but cannot comment in detail because it is an ongoing personnel matter. In accordance with policy, SPD’s review of and response to this matter is and will continue to be thorough and fair so as to provide due process to everyone involved. SPD can confirm that, as a matter of course, the officer has been administratively separated from the canine while SPD conducts its review. The canine was not harmed and is healthy and being well-cared-for.
The City of Salisbury’s utility contractor is scheduled to begin construction on the McCoy Road culvert replacement on Sunday, April 4. A preliminary schedule of work is below. Residents should be aware this schedule is preliminary and dependent upon factors such as weather and material delivery.
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the City of Salisbury’s $39.9 million combined enterprise system revenue bonds, series 2020. In addition, Fitch Ratings assessed the city’s water and sewer system’s (the system) Standalone Credit Profile (SCP) at ‘aa-‘. The rating outlook is stable.
Community survey will gather input for Stormwater Master Plan
The City of Salisbury Public Works Department is launching an online survey on Monday, March 1, to seek input from the community to better understand flooding concerns in Salisbury. The department is investigating stormwater runoff challenges and will develop a Stormwater Master Plan to identify, prioritize, and implement capital improvement projects to proactively upgrade the stormwater system.
City officials will begin adjusting the draft Downtown Main Street Plan based on public feedback in preparation for a presentation to City Council, Tuesday, March 2. The next draft of the plan will be released during the week of Feb. 22.