Durham, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Durham is a city located in Durham County where it also serves as the county seat. This is the fourth most populated city in North Carolina with an estimated population of 263,016 according to the 2016 census. The current mayor is Steve Schewel and the City Manager is Thomas J. Bonfield.

City Hall
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701

Durham City Hall

Mayor’s Office:
Phone: 919-560-4396, ext. 10269
Fax: 919-560-4801
Email: Steve.Schewel@durhamnc.gov

City Manager’s Office:
Phone: 919-560-4222
Fax: 919-560-4949
Email: Thomas.Bonfield@durhamnc.gov

In 2015, the crime index for Durham was 450.1 which was much higher than the US average (285). During this year, the reported incidents included 34 murders, 74 rapes, 738 robberies, 1,339 assaults, and 3,184 burglaries. There were also 6,821 reported thefts, 610 reported auto thefts, and 31 cases of arson. As of November 2018, 307 registered sex offenders are residing in Durham. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 857 to 1 which is a lot smaller than the North Carolina Average.

Durham, North Carolina Police Station Information

The city of Durham is rated a D- for crime and safety due to its relatively high crime rate. Compared to the North Carolina average, its total crime rate is 14% higher. It is also higher than the US average by 25%. According to statistical data, 9.69 crimes occur everyday in the city for every 100,000 people. The chance of becoming a victim of a crime here is 1 in 29. 77% of all US cities are considered safer. The good news is that the city has been able to reduce the total year over year crimes by 29%.

The Durham Police Department can be found along East Main Street. It is under the command of Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis. The DPD is comprised of several bureaus and divisions – the Administrative Services Bureau, Executive Office of the Chief, Investigative Services Bureau, Patrol Services Bureau, Professional Standards Division, and the Community Services Division. The Patrol Services Bureau is the backbone of the entire department, providing patrol coverage to all areas within the city limits. The Investigative Services Bureau, on the other hand, oversees follow-up investigations such as domestic violence.

Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, Chief of Police
policechief@durhamnc.gov

Durham Police Department
Address: 602 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-4427
Fax: 919-560-4971

Durham Police Dept
Durham Police Facebook

Additional Information:
Address 1: 505 W Chapel Hill St
City: Durham
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 27701-3101
County: Durham County
Phone #: 919-560-4322
Fax #: 919-560-4971
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 150782
Number of Officers: 467

The Durham County Detention Facility is the jail utilized by the Durham Police Department. It has a bed capacity for 736 inmates. Video visitation is available online and in person. All visits must be scheduled at least two days in advance but no more than six days in advance. The video visitation schedule is from Mondays through Thursday 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5pm.

The In-Person Visitation Schedule:
Monday: 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 5A 5C 3CN
Tuesday: 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 5D 4A 4B
Wednesday: 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 4D 4C 3A
Thursday: 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 3CS 3D 5B
Saturday: 10:00AM – 12:00PM, 5A 5C 3CN
Saturday: 5:00PM – 7:00PM, 5D 4A 4B
Sunday: 10:00AM – 12:00PM, 4D 4C 3A
Sunday: 5:00PM – 7:00PM, 3CS 3D 5B

Police Reports in Durham, North Carolina

You can obtain copies of police reports and accident reports from the Records Unit of the Durham Police Department. Requests must be submitted on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can submit a request in person or over the phone at 919-560-4423.

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