Police Department


Our Mission

The Holly Ridge Police Department’s mission is to provide professional and ethical public safety services in partnership with citizens to identify, prevent and solve the problems of crime, fear of crime, social disorder and neighborhood decay, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

Chief Keith E. Whaley

To Protect and Serve


We maintain the trust of the community through honesty, compassion and fairness.
We adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.
We respect the rights of all citizens and employees.


We recognize our primary responsibility is the protection of life and property.
We are responsible to the behavior and conditions that lead to crime and the fear of crime.
We understand that training and technology are critical elements of effective crime prevention strategies.


We appreciate our differences and recognize that unique skills, knowledge and backgrounds bring strength to the community.
We aspire to create a police department that reflects our community.
We embrace and include our community by seeking their input and responding to their concerns.


We work in partnership with the community to identify and resolve problems.
We encourage innovation, creativity and positive thinking.
We are open, receptive and willing to adapt to our dynamic community.
The Holly Ridge Police Department has started a new Community Policing Program called “Holly Ridge E-Watch”. This program will allow us to communicate with homeowners, property owners and business owners by using electronic mail (email). The goal of Holly Ridge E-Watch is to utilize email to communicate with residents about issues concerning their neighborhoods or the Town of Holly Ridge as a whole.

Residents and Businesses will benefit from this program by receiving timely emails regarding issues that are a concern of the town. Also, participants involved in this program could be additional eyes and ears for the Police Department. For example, if a resident has someone breaking into vehicles in their neighborhood, the Police Department can send out an email to nearby residents. Additionally, email notifications can be sent to businesses if there is a problem with patrons writing bad checks, committing fraud or other crimes that affect businesses. We will add you to our division group email list.

Your participation in this program will help us strengthen our relationship with the community, reduce crime, and improve the quality of life for the citizens throughout the Town of Holly Ridge.



Sign up for Holly Ridge E-Watch

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Contact the Holly Ridge Police Department

Useful Links

Police Department Personnel

Tel: 910-329-4076


Police Chief Keith Whaley
Fax: 910-329-1331


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