Kinston, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Kinston is a city located in Lenoir County where it also serves as the county seat. Based on the 2016 census, an estimated 20,923 people live in this area. The current mayor is Dontario Hardy. The City Manager is Tony Sears.

City Hall:
207 E King Street, Kinston, NC 28502
252-939-3282

Kinston City Hall

Mayor’s Office:
mayor.hardy@ci.kinston.nc.us

City Manager’s Office:
Phone: 252-939-3111
Email: tony.Sears@ci.kinston.nc.us

In 2016, the crime index for Kinston was 594.3 which was much higher than the US average (283.7). During this year, there were 2 reported murders, 8 reported rapes, 37 reported robberies, 210 reported assaults, 326 reported burglaries, 938 reported thefts, 32 reported auto thefts, and 6 reported arson cases. As of November 2018, 110 registered sex offenders are residing in Kinston. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 199 to 1.

Kinston, North Carolina Police Station Information

The city of Kinston had 1,553 reported incidents in 2016 which gave it a total crime rate of 7,302 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was more than double the state average at the time (3,110 crimes for every 100,000 people). It was also more than the US average which was 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals. The type of incident most frequently reported that year was theft.

The Kinston Police Department is led by Police Chief Alonzo Z. Jaynes. It is comprised of several divisions including Investigations, Patrol, Administration, Sentinels, and Support Services. The Patrol Operations Division is responsible for the preliminary investigation of all calls for service as well as performing 24-hour directed patrol to protect the life and property within the community. The Criminal Investigations Division, on the other hand, conducts follow-up investigations of crimes in the community.

Kinston Police Department:
205 E King St
Kinston, NC 28501
Phone: 252-939-3160
Fax: 252-939-3790
Website:

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Additional Information:
Address 1: 301 E King St
City: Kinston
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28502-4982
County: Lenoir County
Phone #: 252-939-3139
Fax #: 252-939-3141
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 26000
Number of Officers: 87

The W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center operated by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is the jail used by the Kinston Police Department. This pre-trial holding facility can house 200 inmates. Each inmate is allowed a 15-minute visit each week. Visiting hours are based on the inmate’s last name.

Inmate with last name beginning with letters A through M:

Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., AND
Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Inmates with last name beginning with letters N through Z:

Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., AND
Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open Records Request in Kinston, North Carolina

The Records Office of the KPD is responsible for the safekeeping of all records generated by the department. You can avail of copies of police reports by visiting the Records Office at the station along E King Street.

Bob Cirbus, Police Records Supervisor
Phone: 252-939-3168
Email: robert.cirbus@ci.kinston.nc.us

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