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Mission Statement:

To provide the community with an alternative manner of solving community-based problems by encouraging the interaction and cooperation of the Police Department and citizens. 

“By working together, we will strive to recognize, identify, and solve problems, thereby by improving the ‘quality of life’ for our community”


Email | (252) 481-5840

Chief Dempsey started working with the Town of Ayden in 2003 as a Police Officer. He is from Pitt County, and attended Pitt Community College where he obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Dempsey has served the Department as a Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Captain. Chief Dempsey is married and has two daughters. He enjoys playing golf and watching college football during his time off.

Community Policing

The Ayden Community Policing Program is designed to work with citizens, property owners, and business owners to create a safe community and environment to live, work, and play. The Ayden Community Policing Council was founded over twenty years ago and is still very much active.

The Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second Street, at 6:00 pm. All citizens and business owners are welcome to attend and work with the Ayden Police Officers to identify opportunities for a safer community. For more information about the Ayden Community Policing Council, please call (252) 481-5834.

Wreck Reports

You can now access wreck reports online by clicking the link below.


Fingerprinting Services


The following are programs that the Ayden Police Department offers to the community and have been a successful component to providing a safe environment for all of Ayden.

Community Presence

The Ayden Police Department works with the citizens to recognize and reduce crime as well as improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods in which they live. The Ayden Police Department was presented with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Oriented Policing and has won the OASIS award for excellence in school-related programs.


The Town of Ayden maintains its own communications center.  Around-the-clock dispatchers are able to take police calls, dispatch officers, and they also take emergency electrical phone calls.  

Animal Control

The Ayden Police Department has one part-time animal control officer, who patrols the streets of Ayden, looking for stray, injured, and at large animals. The animal control officer also operates a shelter for the animals, which is located at the Town of Ayden Operations Center.

Fentanyl Education

Parents, guardians, educators, and anyone responsible for children must rely on drug prevention education to safeguard children and teens from this growing threat. Please click the graphic below to learn about the dangers of fentanyl and how to prevent fentanyl use in your home.


Policy Manual
House Check Form
Complaint Affidavit
Request for Records Release

These forms can be downloaded and filled out and returned to the Ayden Police Department.