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Wendell, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Wendell is a satellite town of Raleigh, located in Wake County. According to the 2016 census, around 6,745 people live in this area. The current mayor is Virginia Gray. The Town Manager is Marvin E “Marc” Collins.

Town Hall:
15 E. Fourth Street, Wendell, NC 27591
Phone: (919) 365-4450
Fax: (919) 366-1462

Wendell Town Hall

Mayor’s Office:
Phone: (919) 365-4794

Town Manager’s Office:

In 2016, the crime index in Wendell was 157 which was much lower compared to the US average (282.1). There were no murders or arson cases reported that year. However, there were 2 reported rapes, 2 reported robberies, 12 reported assaults, 28 reported burglaries, 76 reported thefts, and 5 reported auto thefts. As of January 2019, 32 registered sex offenders are residing in Wendell. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 206 to 1.

Wendell, North Carolina Police Station Information

The town of Wendell had a total of 98 reported incidents in 2016. Its total crime rate was 1,420 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was less than half the North Carolina average which was 2,909 crimes for every 100,000 people. It was also considerably lower than the US average (2,745 crimes for every 100,000 people). Theft was the most frequently reported incident that year.

The Wendell Police Department, under the leadership of Chief of Police Bill Carter, believes in community-oriented policing. It is comprised of 18 sworn police officers and 1 administrative specialist. There are 3 divisions within the WPD – Administration, Investigations, and Patrol. The Administration Division is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire agency while the Investigations Division handles the investigation of serious crimes. The Patrol Division is comprised of 4 squads that provide police coverage to the entire town.

9 South Pine Street
Wendell, NC 27591
Phone: (919) 365-4444
Fax: (919) 365-6603

Wendell Police Dept

Additional Information:
Address 1: 15 E 4th St
City: Wendell
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 27591-9042
County: Wake County
Phone #: 919-365-4444
Fax #: 919-365-6603
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 3400
Number of Officers: 9

The Wake County Jail is the jail used by the Wendell Police Department to house its pre-trial inmates. The jail is run by the Detention Division of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. You’ll find the main jail at 3301 Hammond Road. The second facility, John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center, can be found at 330 S. Salisbury Street. The two facilities has the capacity to hold 1,568 inmates. All visitations for inmates at these two facilities are conducted by video only at the main facility. Visiting hours are from 9am to 1:30pm and 4 to 6:30pm. Visitation days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Wake County Detention Center

Open Records Request in Wendell, North Carolina

The Town Clerk, Sherry Scoggins, is the official custodian of all records, files, and minutes pertaining to Town business. You can request to view or get copies of public records by submitting your request to the Town Clerk during business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 5pm, except on holidays. You can contact the Town Clerk at (919) 365-4450 or through email at

Police Reports in Wendell, North Carolina

Police reports from the Wendell Police Department are available online through the Police 2 Citizen website maintained by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Incident reports contain information regarding the time, date, and location of the incident as well as the individuals involved. It also contains information on any property that was involved in the incident as well as the officer’s name and ID number.

Wake Sheriff P2C

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