To protect and serve the community through the detection and prevention of crime, utilizing community-oriented policing, current law enforcement technology, and a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained, and accountable workforce that discharges their duties with fairness and equality in strict adherence to the law Enforcement Oath of Honor.
The Police Department provides all law enforcement services for the town, including enforcement of all laws, ordinances, and statutes, investigation, traffic accident investigation, emergency first aid, and assistance to citizens with non-emergency-related matters. This is achieved through vehicular patrol, foot patrol, and with the assistance of our citizens who alert us to situations needing Police Department attention. The Code Compliance division is responsible for enforcement of the Town’s Code of Ordinances related to minimum housing, abandoned structures, overgrown lots, abandoned and junk vehicles, and other public nuisances within the Town.
A partnership with Rowan-Salisbury Schools provides partial funding for three School Resource Officers assigned to North Rowan High School, North Rowan Middle School, and North Rowan Elementary School. The officers provide assistance to students, staff, and teachers in resolving conflicts and ensuring a suitable learning environment is maintained at the schools. The officers may also be called upon to make presentations to the students in classrooms or other settings.
The department is aggressive in enforcing all laws and maintains a proactive enforcement attitude. Officers wear a shoulder patch to celebrate the great history and tradition of Spencer. All of the officers are proud of the service they provide to the community and continuously strive to improve their services.