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The town of Forest City is located in Rutherford County. The town used to be known as “Burnt Chimney.” According to the 2016 census, approximately 7,305 people live in this area. The current mayor is Steve Holland. The City Manager is John Condrey.

Town Hall:
128 N. Powell Street
Forest City, NC 28043

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In 2016, the crime index of Forest City was 531.2 which was almost double the US average at the time (279.1). During this year, there were no murders reported. However, there were 2 reported rapes, 3 reported robberies, 51 reported assaults, 133 reported burglaries, 350 reported thefts, 31 reported auto thefts, and 2 reported arson cases. As of January 2019, 87 registered sex offenders residing in Forest City. The ratio of residents to 86 to 1.

Forest, North Carolina Police Station Information

Forest City has an F rating for crime and safety. Its total crime rate is higher compared to the North Carolina average by 19%. The national average, on the other hand, was lower by 26%. Statistically, 9.47 crimes occur everyday in the town for every 100,000 people. 978% of all US cities are considered safer. In fact, there’s a 1 in 29 chance of a person becoming a victim of a crime in this town. The good news is that the total year over year crimes in the town has gone down by 59%.

The Forest City Police Department is comprised of 31 full-time sworn staff and 2 full-time civilian personnel. The Chief of Police is Jay Jackson. Under his command, there are several divisions such as the Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services. The largest division in the FCPD is the Patrol Division. The officers in this division are the first responders. The Criminal Investigation Division, on the other hand, are primarily responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of crimes.

Forest City Police Department:
187 S. Church Street
Forest City, NC 28043
Phone: 828.245.5555
Fax: 828.248.5206

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Additional Information:
Address 1: 187 S Church St
City: Forest City
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28043-3501
County: Rutherford County
Phone #: 828-245-5555
Fax #: 828-248-5206
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 8000
Number of Officers: 30

The Rutherford County Detention Center is the facility used by the Forest City Police Department. The jail has a holding capacity of 208 inmates. Inmates are allowed visitation. The visiting hours are as follows:

Floors 1 & 3 : Last Name A-L : Saturday 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Floors 1 & 3 : Last Name M-Z : Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Floors 2 & 4 : Last Name A-L : Sunday 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Floors 2 & 4 : Last Name M-Z : Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Female Visitation : 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm : Saturday
Trustee Visitation : 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm : Sunday

Open Records Request in Forest, North Carolina

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the safekeeping of all records in Forest City that pertains to the town’s business. Anyone who wishes to view or obtain copies of public records can submit a request to the City Clerk’s Office. The current City Clerk is Emily Sain.

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Police Reports in Forest, North Carolina

Police records are available to the public. You can request a copy in-person during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, at the police station.

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