Table 26

NORTH CAROLINA

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees

by City, 2016

City Population Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Aberdeen 7,549 30 28 2
Ahoskie 4,883 18 14 4
Albemarle 16,024 56 48 8
Andrews 1,746 6 5 1
Angier 5,097 14 14 0
Apex 47,324 91 74 17
Archdale 11,593 30 24 6
Asheboro 26,230 79 71 8
Asheville 89,546 263 200 63
Atlantic Beach 1,503 17 16 1
Aurora 522 1 1 0
Ayden 5,078 22 18 4
Badin 1,983 5 5 0
Bailey 564 2 2 0
Bakersville 450 1 1 0
Bald Head Island 174 19 18 1
Banner Elk 1,163 9 8 1
Beaufort 4,244 16 15 1
Beech Mountain 320 14 10 4
Belhaven 1,586 11 8 3
Belmont 10,593 39 30 9
Benson 3,648 14 13 1
Bessemer City 5,591 13 12 1
Bethel 1,628 5 5 0
Beulaville 1,335 3 3 0
Biltmore Forest 1,461 14 13 1
Biscoe 1,689 9 8 1
Black Creek 767 2 2 0
Black Mountain 8,368 22 18 4
Bladenboro 1,721 5 5 0
Blowing Rock 1,303 12 11 1
Boiling Spring Lakes 5,873 13 12 1
Boiling Springs 4,681 8 8 0
Boone 18,374 47 35 12
Boonville 1,204 5 5 0
Brevard 7,747 31 24 7
Bridgeton 437 1 1 0
Broadway 1,271 4 4 0
Brookford 374 1 1 0
Bryson City 1,466 9 8 1
Bunn 366 3 3 0
Burgaw 4,147 13 12 1
Burlington 52,760 161 121 40
Burnsville 1,653 8 8 0
Butner 7,781 39 32 7
Cameron 297 1 1 0
Candor 838 3 3 0
Canton 4,188 18 13 5
Cape Carteret 2,080 8 8 0
Carolina Beach 6,223 31 29 2
Carrboro 21,478 40 37 3
Carthage 2,416 11 10 1
Cary 164,835 223 185 38
Caswell Beach 428 4 4 0
Chadbourn 1,782 8 7 1
Chapel Hill 60,004 127 104 23
Charlotte-Mecklenburg1 896,379 2,302 1,743 559
Cherryville 6,018 19 14 5
China Grove 4,187 13 13 0
Chocowinity 821 3 3 0
Claremont 1,368 10 9 1
Clayton 19,968 46 43 3
Cleveland 874 5 5 0
Clinton 8,789 30 26 4
Clyde 1,247 4 4 0
Coats 2,467 6 6 0
Columbus 994 11 10 1
Concord 89,446 194 166 28
Conover 8,261 29 27 2
Conway 760 2 2 0
Cooleemee 974 3 3 0
Cornelius 28,756 77 62 15
Cramerton 4,361 15 15 0
Creedmoor 4,487 19 15 4
Dallas 4,656 17 13 4
Davidson 12,469 18 17 1
Dobson 1,570 7 7 0
Drexel 1,864 5 5 0
Duck 386 10 9 1
Dunn 9,804 42 37 5
Durham 263,716 679 490 189
East Bend 597 2 2 0
East Spencer 1,552 5 5 0
Eden 15,343 49 45 4
Edenton 4,822 21 19 2
Elizabeth City 17,852 68 56 12
Elizabethtown 3,577 18 17 1
Elkin 4,067 21 17 4
Elon 10,150 17 16 1
Emerald Isle 3,731 18 17 1
Enfield 2,407 10 9 1
Erwin 4,730 10 9 1
Fair Bluff 912 3 3 0
Fairmont 2,703 7 5 2
Farmville 4,776 22 18 4
Fayetteville 202,200 601 442 159
Fletcher 7,660 17 16 1
Forest City 7,246 33 31 2
Four Oaks 2,075 6 6 0
Foxfire Village 984 3 3 0
Franklin 3,947 18 17 1
Franklinton 2,156 8 8 0
Fremont 1,284 4 4 0
Fuquay-Varina 25,249 44 38 6
Garner 28,508 70 62 8
Garysburg 963 2 2 0
Gaston 1,051 3 3 0
Gastonia 75,118 192 170 22
Gibsonville 6,843 17 16 1
Glen Alpine 1,497 3 3 0
Goldsboro 35,871 101 89 12
Graham 14,712 40 37 3
Granite Falls 4,651 17 14 3
Granite Quarry 3,002 8 8 0
Greensboro 288,618 786 681 105
Greenville 91,766 222 178 44
Grifton 2,683 6 6 0
Hamlet 6,430 23 19 4
Havelock 20,283 30 24 6
Haw River 2,420 7 7 0
Henderson 15,249 54 45 9
Hendersonville 13,954 53 41 12
Hertford 2,148 9 8 1
Hickory 40,437 138 103 35
Highlands 939 14 13 1
High Point 111,435 268 222 46
Hillsborough 6,475 28 27 1
Holden Beach 642 8 8 0
Holly Ridge 2,300 11 10 1
Holly Springs 32,862 60 49 11
Hope Mills 16,268 40 36 4
Hot Springs 562 1 1 0
Hudson 3,710 15 14 1
Huntersville 53,932 91 85 6
Indian Beach 115 5 5 0
Jackson 475 1 1 0
Jacksonville 66,686 143 115 28
Jefferson 1,605 4 4 0
Jonesville 2,251 11 10 1
Kannapolis 46,867 106 79 27
Kenansville 872 3 3 0
Kenly 1,472 8 8 0
Kernersville 23,943 87 68 19
Kill Devil Hills 7,132 35 29 6
King 7,091 23 20 3
Kings Mountain 10,785 40 32 8
Kinston 21,268 68 59 9
Kitty Hawk 3,482 18 16 2
Knightdale 14,875 29 27 2
Kure Beach 2,106 12 11 1
Lake Lure 1,182 10 9 1
Lake Royale 2,670 5 5 0
Lake Waccamaw 1,464 5 5 0
Landis 3,121 10 10 0
Laurel Park 2,341 7 7 0
Laurinburg 15,423 40 37 3
Leland 18,842 31 30 1
Lenoir 17,822 60 48 12
Lexington 19,407 62 55 7
Liberty 2,688 11 10 1
Lilesville 499 1 1 0
Lillington 3,532 13 12 1
Lincolnton 10,981 38 33 5
Littleton 641 3 3 0
Locust 2,973 12 12 0
Long View 4,901 16 16 0
Louisburg 3,582 13 12 1
Lowell 3,674 8 8 0
Lumberton 21,683 93 83 10
Madison 2,187 17 16 1
Maggie Valley 1,273 11 10 1
Magnolia 951 1 1 0
Maiden 3,379 15 14 1
Manteo 1,401 8 7 1
Marion 7,827 27 26 1
Marshall 876 3 3 0
Mars Hill 2,320 5 5 0
Marshville 2,684 8 8 0
Matthews 31,401 68 55 13
Maxton 2,454 13 9 4
Mayodan 2,469 14 14 0
Maysville 1,003 3 3 0
Mebane 14,201 34 30 4
Micro 493 1 1 0
Middlesex 812 4 4 0
Mint Hill 26,221 34 31 3
Misenheimer 715 5 5 0
Mocksville 5,170 22 21 1
Monroe 34,978 95 82 13
Montreat 723 5 5 0
Mooresville 36,482 98 79 19
Morehead City 9,477 45 40 5
Morganton 16,656 85 60 25
Morrisville 24,976 35 34 1
Mount Airy 10,345 47 36 11
Mount Gilead 1,180 7 7 0
Mount Holly 14,284 40 31 9
Mount Olive 4,752 21 19 2
Murfreesboro 3,038 7 6 1
Murphy 1,613 11 9 2
Nags Head 2,938 25 23 2
Nashville 5,459 16 15 1
Navassa 1,668 3 3 0
New Bern 30,137 103 81 22
Newland 684 5 5 0
Newport 4,841 9 9 0
Newton 13,049 43 36 7
Newton Grove 577 3 3 0
Norlina 1,074 5 5 0
North Topsail Beach 736 11 10 1
Northwest 776 2 2 0
North Wilkesboro 4,215 25 24 1
Norwood 2,397 8 7 1
Oakboro 1,877 5 5 0
Oak Island 7,651 23 21 2
Ocean Isle Beach 608 13 12 1
Old Fort 911 3 3 0
Oriental 882 1 1 0
Oxford 8,794 31 29 2
Parkton 440 1 1 0
Pembroke 3,009 18 14 4
Pikeville 695 4 4 0
Pilot Mountain 1,462 8 7 1
Pinebluff 1,467 3 3 0
Pinehurst 15,948 30 25 5
Pine Knoll Shores 1,368 7 7 0
Pine Level 1,893 5 5 0
Pinetops 1,308 4 4 0
Pineville 8,626 47 36 11
Pink Hill 538 2 2 0
Pittsboro 4,287 11 11 0
Plymouth 3,618 15 14 1
Polkton 3,526 2 2 0
Princeton 1,302 4 4 0
Raeford 4,907 18 17 1
Raleigh 460,593 875 729 146
Ramseur 1,703 6 6 0
Randleman 4,160 15 15 0
Ranlo 3,581 8 8 0
Red Springs 3,434 15 14 1
Reidsville 13,991 48 43 5
Richlands 1,720 8 8 0
Rich Square 891 1 1 0
River Bend 3,153 6 6 0
Roanoke Rapids 15,273 43 39 4
Robbins 1,195 3 3 0
Robersonville 1,412 8 8 0
Rockingham 9,155 39 34 5
Rockwell 2,148 6 6 0
Rocky Mount 55,431 202 160 42
Rolesville 6,962 20 19 1
Rose Hill 1,672 5 5 0
Rowland 1,052 7 6 1
Roxboro 8,331 35 31 4
Rutherfordton 4,173 15 14 1
Salisbury 34,121 76 69 7
Saluda 705 4 4 0
Sanford 29,347 105 82 23
Scotland Neck 1,948 7 6 1
Seagrove 229 1 1 0
Selma 6,351 26 24 2
Seven Devils 201 6 6 0
Shallotte 4,066 14 13 1
Sharpsburg 1,999 8 8 0
Shelby 20,168 85 72 13
Siler City 8,498 24 19 5
Smithfield 12,235 40 37 3
Snow Hill 1,570 6 6 0
Southern Pines 13,778 44 35 9
Southern Shores 2,897 13 12 1
Southport 3,617 11 11 0
Sparta 1,718 6 6 0
Spencer 3,296 14 13 1
Spindale 4,252 10 10 0
Spring Hope 1,311 6 6 0
Spring Lake 13,490 37 34 3
Spruce Pine 2,131 11 11 0
Stallings 15,569 26 21 5
Stanfield 1,491 5 4 1
Stanley 3,712 12 11 1
Stantonsburg 789 4 4 0
Star 874 4 4 0
Statesville 26,557 92 72 20
Stoneville 1,034 4 4 0
St. Pauls 2,422 18 13 5
Sugar Mountain 197 5 5 0
Sunset Beach 3,847 13 13 0
Surf City 2,256 20 19 1
Swansboro 3,250 11 10 1
Sylva 2,623 14 14 0
Tabor City 3,910 11 10 1
Tarboro 11,113 33 27 6
Taylorsville 2,078 11 11 0
Taylortown 825 3 3 0
Thomasville 27,117 72 66 6
Topsail Beach 424 9 8 1
Trent Woods 4,192 6 6 0
Troutman 2,576 14 14 0
Troy 3,411 12 11 1
Tryon 1,631 10 8 2
Valdese 4,455 13 12 1
Vanceboro 998 2 2 0
Vass 756 4 4 0
Wadesboro 5,541 26 20 6
Wagram 801 1 1 0
Wake Forest 39,996 83 68 15
Wallace 3,979 19 15 4
Walnut Creek 866 2 2 0
Warrenton 861 6 5 1
Warsaw 3,191 16 14 2
Washington 9,796 39 29 10
Waxhaw 14,367 26 24 2
Waynesville 9,801 42 34 8
Weaverville 3,988 15 14 1
Weldon 1,574 14 13 1
Wendell 6,368 17 16 1
West Jefferson 1,309 8 8 0
Whispering Pines 3,187 9 8 1
Whitakers 721 2 2 0
White Lake 778 6 6 0
Whiteville 5,635 24 22 2
Wilkesboro 3,527 23 21 2
Williamston 5,467 22 21 1
Wilmington 117,852 331 260 71
Wilson 49,734 124 109 15
Wilson's Mills 2,527 5 5 0
Windsor 3,819 9 9 0
Winfall 600 1 1 0
Wingate 3,930 7 7 0
Winston-Salem 243,507 699 536 163
Winterville 9,502 18 17 1
Woodfin 6,411 14 14 0
Woodland 733 1 1 0
Wrightsville Beach 2,581 25 23 2
Yadkinville 2,918 14 13 1
Youngsville 1,228 11 10 1
Zebulon 5,074 19 18 1
  • 1 The employee data presented in this table for Charlotte-Mecklenburg represent only Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and exclude Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

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