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MCPD | Programs

After School Tutoring

Tutoring is available again this year at the Morehead City Police Department, 300 N 12th St., from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. All students are welcome and tutoring is free of charge. If you need help with homework, stop by for assistance – No signups are necessary!

We are also looking for other current students to help tutor their peers as well! If you are interested in volunteering, stop by the Satellite Office on the times and days listed above!

Any questions, please call 726-3131

Victim Witness Assistance

The Morehead City Police Dept. recognizes the psychological, physical and financial problems that crime victimization creates for the victims and their families. The staff of the Victim Assistance Program are genuinely concerned about how the crime has affected your life.

The Victim Assistance Program offers support and services to victims of sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping, domestic violence, and aggravated assault.

You may contact the program by calling (252) 726-3131

Citizens Police Academy

The goal of the Morehead City Citizen’s Police Academy is to build a stronger relationship between the community and the Police Department. We want to use this program to educate and gain feedback from the community. The academy covers topics such as fingerprinting, jail tours, narcotics, DWI & intoxilyzer, ride along with officers, domestic violence, etc.

The course is about 9 weeks long, once a week, and is free. All citizens are welcome to join in this educational experience. (Contact Us for more information, dates, and times)

Youth Academy

Every summer the Police Department offers youth academies.  Generally, the camps are offered on two separate weeks, with one week hosting middle school aged children and during the second week we welcome high school aged youth.  A variety of educational and practical sessions are offered to provide  a fun and hands-on learning environment.  At the end of the week a graduation ceremony takes place and attendees receive a certificate for their participation.

Community Watch

The goal of Community Watch is to make criminals aware that every move is being watched and will be reported to the police.


D.A.R.E. is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. We have officers going into our local schools and community to teach drug awareness to our youth. It is important that we keep our strong minds of tomorrow drug free today! For the official D.A.R.E. web site click here:

Lunch Buddy

Each day MCPD officers go to the school cafeteria and have lunch with elementary school students.  This fosters a relaxed mentoring environment and allows students to comfortably and confidently speak with officers.

 Terrific Student

Each month we are honored to present certificates to outstanding young people at Morehead City Elementary School.  Students are chosen by teachers for demonstrating strong traits in leadership, character, respect, and confidence.

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Public Housing Specialist

The Public Housing Specialist provides Community Policing for public housing areas. Some ways to accomplish this is to become familiar with the residents of assigned public housing neighborhoods and assist the residents in indentifying problems and concerns; to respond to calls for service within the assigned housing community; to work with the residents and youth of the neighborhood to provide education and information in an effort to prevent crime, community decay, and to enhance the quality of life.

The Public Housing Specialist is a direct connection between the residents and many government, recreational, law enforcement, and other community programs.

Pill Diversion

Drug diversion is a concept involving the transfer of prescribed controlled substances from the intended person to someone that was not prescribed the drugs for illicit use.  This type of drug abuse is a growing problem.  The MCPD Pill Diversion Program facilitates communication between law enforcement, care providers, and pharmacies to identify substance abusers and work towards lessening these problems.  Often people addicted to and/or abusing prescription drugs can be “diverted” from the criminal justice system and can receive assistance through education and rehabilitation.

If you or someone you know is addicted to drugs contact us for help.

School Resource Officers

Your child’s school is safe, and doesn’t need a police officer on-site?

Absolutely right! The schools and students want a resource officer available to help prevent unwanted situations and to maintain a safe and secure environment on school campuses. School resource officers promote positive relations between youth and law enforcement. They help provide a friendly connection between students and faculty. They provide instruction and training to assist students with handling conflict, peer pressure, decision making, and self-esteem.

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Each year, Law Enforcement Officers from across the state raise money for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) by conducting The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Since 1986, when The Torch Run began, it has grown consistently every year.

Through the efforts of hundreds of officers, The Torch Run has contributed more than $3.2 million to North Carolina since it’s inception.