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Morehead , North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Morehead is a port town located in Carteret County and is part of the Crystal Coast. The town has an estimated population of 9,402 according to the 2016 census. The mayor is Gerald A. Jones, Jr. The Town Manager is Ryan Eggleston.

Town Hall:
706 Arendell Street,
Morehead City, NC 28557

Morehead Town Hall

Mayor’s Office:
Phone: (252)-726-6848 Extension 139
Fax: (252)-222-3082

In 2016, the crime index of Morehead City was 296.7 which was a little higher than the US average (280.5). During this year, there were no reported arson cases. However, there were 2 reported rapes, 1 reported murder, 4 reported robberies, 31 reported assaults, 56 reported burglaries, 322 reported thefts, and 4 reported auto thefts. As of December 2018, 17 registered sex offenders are residing in Morehead City. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 557 to 1 which is quite near the state average.

Morehead , North Carolina Police Station Information

There were 485 reported incidents in Morehead City in 2016. Its total crime rate was 5,095 crimes for every 100,000 individuals. It was much higher than the North Carolina average (2,909 crimes for every 100,000 people). The US average was also much lower at 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 people. Theft was the most frequently reported incident that year.

The Morehead City Police Department is a full-service, proactive law enforcement agency led by Police Chief Bernette Morris. The MCPD is comprised of several divisions including Support Services, Patrol, and Special Ops & Training. The agency also provides several community programs such as After School Tutoring, Victim Witness Assistance, Citizens Police Academy, Youth Academy, and Community Watch.

Morehead City Police Department:
300 N. 12th St., Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 252-726-3131 or 252-726-5361
Fax: (252) 726-2528

Morehead City Police Dept
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Chief of Police:

Additional Information:
Address 1: 300 N. 12th St
City: Morehead City
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28557
County: Carteret County
Phone #: 252-726-3131
Fax #: 252-726-1391
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 9600
Number of Officers: 36

Open Records Request in Morehead , North Carolina

The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining all City records. If you want to check or get copies of a public record, you can get in touch with the City Clerk, Mrs. Cathy Campbell, at 252-726-6848.

Police Reports in Morehead , North Carolina

The Records Division of the Morehead City Police Department is responsible for the maintenance and safekeeping of all reports generated by the agency. If you wish to obtain a copy of a police report, you can get in touch with Police Records Supervisor, Cathryn Double, via email at

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