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Surf, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Surf City is a town located in Pender and Onslow counties. It has an estimated population of 2,274 based on the 2016 census. The mayor is Douglas C. Medlin. The Town Manager is Ashley Loftis.

Town Hall:
Surf City, NC, 28445
Phone: 910-328-4131
Fax: 910-328-1746

Surf Town Hall

Mayor’s Office:

Town Manager’s Office:
Phone: 910-328-4131, ext. 102

In 2016, the crime index of Surf City was 385.6 which was higher than the US average (280.5). During this year, there were no murders, robberies, and arson cases reported. However, there were 2 assaults, 1 rape, 14 burglaries, 149 thefts, and 7 auto thefts reported that year. As of February 2019, 2 registered sex offenders are residing in Surf City. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 1,336 to 1 which is a lot smaller than the state average.

Surf, North Carolina Police Station Information

The town of Surf City had a total of 149 reported incidents in 2016. This gave it a total crime rate of 6,362 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was more than double the North Carolina average (2,909 crimes for every 100,000 people). It was also much higher than the US average (2,745 crimes for every 100,000 people). Theft was the most frequently reported incident that year.

The Surf City Police Department is headed by Chief of Police Ron Shanahan. The SCPD is comprised of two main divisions – Administration and Operations. The Administration Division is comprised of detectives, the school resource officer, and the code enforcement officer. The Operations Division is comprised of patrol officers who are responsible for providing police coverage to the areas of the town and answering calls for service.

Surf City Police Department:
305 N. New River Drive, Surf City, NC 28445
Phone: 910-328-7711

Surf City Police Dept

Additional Information:
Address 1: 211 N Topsail Dr
City: Surf City
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28445-6721
County: Onslow County
Phone #: 910-328-7711
Fax #: 910-328-3308
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 1500
Number of Officers: 18

The Pender County Jail houses the pretrial inmates of the Surf City Police Department. This facility houses up to 92 male and female inmates that are under bond, awaiting trial, court order containment charges, sentenced persons, and temporary housing for North Carolina Department of Corrections. The visitation schedule is as follows:

JUVENILES 1:30-2:00 PM
MALES (A-L) 2:00-3:30 PM

FEMALE 1:30-2:00 PM
MALES (M-Z) 2:00-3:30 PM

Pender County Jail:
104 N. Walker St. Burgaw NC, 28425
Phone: (910) 259-1353

Open Records Request in Surf, North Carolina

The Town Clerk is the official record keeper for Surf City. Any requests for public records are submitted to this office. The current Town Clerk is Stephanie Hobbs. For more information on public record requests, you can get in touch with her by calling 910-328-4131, ext. 106 or via email at

Police Reports in Surf, North Carolina

Copies of police reports created by the Surf City Police Department are available for pickup on the next business day following the reporting of the incident. You can visit the station between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. However, accident reports may take between 3 to 5 business days before they are available.

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