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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

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130 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333



Patrick Smith

(704) 216-7581 |

Throughout his tenure with Salisbury, Smith held various positions with ever-increasing leadership responsibilities. He began his career in law enforcement 18 years ago as a SPD patrol officer. In 2009, he was promoted to criminal investigation detective. Five years later, he was elevated to patrol sergeant and then was promoted to lieutenant over the special investigations division in 2018.

Most recently, he held the position of captain over the investigations bureau. There, Smith supervised the services bureau comprised of seven units: general investigations, violent crimes investigations, vice/narcotics, neighborhood crime abatement team, the crime lab, organizational development, and hiring. These units are responsible for specialized investigations that go beyond the routine response of daily operations of the department and require that its personnel have specialized skills and training. In addition to hiring, organizational development is responsible for leading the department’s internal practices and employee career enhancements.

Smith has led various crime reduction strategies throughout his tenure, including increasing community engagement relationships and implementing the Chief Jerry Stokes Crime Information Center. He also managed crime analytics and records division staff.

Before joining the Salisbury Police Department, Smith worked at Salisbury’s Food Lion corporate office from 1990 until 2004. While with Food Lion, he managed retail, distribution, human resources, and procurement.

Smith has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years after his family moved to Salisbury from Greensboro when he was three months old. He and his wife have four children and three grandchildren.

Smith holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia College in criminal justice and will receive his master’s degree in leadership with a concentration in human resource management from Pfeiffer University this December.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Stalllings


Brian Stallings

(704) 638-2142 |

Deputy Police Chief Brian Stallings, a native of Richfield, N.C., began his law enforcement career in the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) in 1996 as a patrol officer. Over the course of his tenure he has also served as a victim’s advocate, an investigator, police sergeant overseeing general investigations and as a lieutenant directing the criminal investigations division.

In 2014, he was promoted to captain where he currently manages the department's Training/Recruitment Division, Internal Affairs and Records personnel.

Stallings double-majored in criminal justice and sociology at Pfeiffer University. He also holds a MBA from the same institution. In addition to his educational accomplishments, he has an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission, and was previously named the SPD’s “Veteran Officer of the Year.”


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Includes the Chief of Police and two Captains.

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Criminal Investigations

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

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

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