How do I contact the Police Department?
- If there is an immediate threat to someone’s safety or property
- If there is a fire or medical emergency
- To report a crime that is currently in progress or if the suspect is still at the scene of the crime
Call Non-Emergency Dispatch (252) 726-2911:
- To report a crime that is not currently in progress
- If your situation is not an emergency but you need to speak to an on-duty officer
Call the Atlantic Beach Police Department’s Front Desk (252) 726-2523:
- To obtain information from the administrative staff
- To speak to or leave a message for a specific officer
How do I get rid of a nuisance animal on my property?
The Atlantic Beach Police Department has a supply of no-kill animal traps that are issued one at a time to Atlantic Beach residents for short durations (usually one week). These traps are meant to be used if the local feral cat population becomes a problem on your property. They are not to be used to trap nuisance wildlife (raccoons, possums, nutria, etc.). If you have a problem with this type of wildlife please contact a Licensed Wildlife Control Agent. There is no fee to borrow a trap: simply go to the Police Department, fill out a form verifying that you will be placing the trap on your own property within the AB Town limits, and pick up a trap during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm). If you suspect that the animal is displaying any signs of rabies, dial 911 immediately.
How do I get rid of a coyote on my property?
Property owners in Atlantic Beach are permitted to use licensed trappers to remove problem animals from their property during the regulated coyote trapping season in North Carolina (November 1 through the end of February). If a coyote is causing damage outside of the scheduled coyote trapping season, the property owner is responsible for securing any necessary “depredation permit”.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has a list of trappers licensed to work in Carteret County which can be found on their website: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Trapping/Contact-a-Licensed-Trapper. These trappers must comply with all North Carolina laws and regulations regarding the trapping and harvesting of coyotes. In addition, if the trapper that you retain harvests an animal, they are required to notify the Atlantic Beach Police Department of the following information:
- Date Trap is Set
- Location of Trap
- Trapper’s Name & Contact Information
- Date Animal is Harvested
- Sex of Animal Harvested
- Date Trap is Removed
If there is a sick or injured animal, or if the animal is being aggressive and poses an immediate threat, call 911 for an immediate response. If you have questions or concerns about the presence of coyotes on your property, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission has a helpline staffed by wildlife biologists who can be contacted by calling 866-318-2401 or emailing HWI@ncwildlife.org.
How do I request a Police/Accident Report?
As of 10/07/20, all accidents reported by the Atlantic Beach Police Department will be electronically submitted to the NC DMV. To request a copy of an accident report that occurred after this date, please visit the Traffic Records web site: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/records-reports/Pages/crash-reports.aspx .
How do I report a crime?
To report a crime that is currently in progress or is an immediate threat to someone’s safety or property, please dial 911. To report a crime that is not currently in progress or to speak to an on-duty officer, please dial Carteret County Non-Emergency Dispatch at (252) 726-2911.
How do I apply for a job?
The Atlantic Beach Police Department does not accept applications unless there is a current opening on our roster. Once a job is posted on the Town website simply go to the Job Postings page to access further information and all of the necessary forms.
How do I pay a parking ticket?
Electronic tickets issued for parking violations should be paid directly at https://atlanticbeachnc.rmcpay.com/.
How do I get fingerprinted?
The Atlantic Beach Police Department offers fingerprinting services for residents and business owners of Atlantic Beach upon request. For more information on this service please contact the Front Desk at (252) 726-2523.
How do I request that the police keep an eye on my house while I’m out of town?
The Police Department offers a free House Check Service to citizens of the Town of Atlantic Beach to help prevent crime and to protect your peace of mind while you are away from home. Simply send an email to email@example.com with the following details listed or call the Front Desk at 252-726-2523 and our officers will keep an eye on your residence while you are gone as circumstances allow:
- Your name
- The address to be watched
- The date you are leaving
- The date you are returning (no more than 30 days at a time, please)
- Description of vehicles being left at the home (i.e. “red Honda in the driveway”)
- Description of which rooms will have lights on while you are gone (i.e. “the front room on the second story”)
- Your contact number
- Name of anyone who has permission to be on your property while you are away (i.e. “my son will be watering my plants on Wednesdays”)
How do I volunteer with the Police Department?
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program is a group of citizens 55 or older who volunteer their time and talents with local law enforcement agencies. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Atlantic Beach Police Department’s VIPS program fill out a Volunteer Application and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Atlantic Beach Police Department located at 125 W. Ft. Macon Rd.
Can I legally drive my golf cart on Town roads?
As of November 2, 2018, the Town of Atlantic Beach will allow golf carts that are registered with the Town and that meet specific safety requirements to be operated on the public streets with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less, except for NC 58 (Ft. Macon Road) and the Atlantic Beach Causeway because of safety concerns. However, if your vehicle is registered with the NC DMV (meaning it has a state license plate and is insured – like your family car) then it is classified as a “low-speed vehicle” rather than a golf cart and is allowed to travel on any road in Atlantic Beach with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less INCLUDING NC 58 and the AB Causeway. For a list of frequently asked questions about Golf Carts & Low-Speed Vehicles, click here.
How do I keep my house safe while I’m away?
In order to help homeowners and residents identify vulnerabilities around their property that may cause criminals to target their homes, please consider filling out the Atlantic Beach Police Department’s Home Security Checklist located on under the Community Policing section.
If you have any questions or if you need further clarification about the issues discussed above please call the Atlantic Beach Police Department’s Front Desk during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) at (252) 726-2523.