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How to Report a Crime
Discovering a Crime
If you observe a crime in progress or discover one that was committed earlier, there are several basic things you can do to assist the Police Department. If the crime is in progress, please call 911 and provide as much information as possible. Please give the location of the crime, type of crime, victim and suspect information, a suspect description if possible, and a vehicle description. Try to go to a safe place until officers arrive. If the crime was committed earlier, do not disturb anything and call the police. Give the 911 telecommunicator as much information as possible and wait for the officer to arrive.
Reporting the Crime
When the officer arrives, he or she will need certain information about the crime. The officer will ask what you observed and if there were other witnesses. The officer will need your name, address and telephone number. Try to remember as many details about the crime as possible and provide this information to the officer.
Reporting Confidential Information of a Crime
Call (919) 560-0940 or Email us at: CrimeTip@DurhamSheriff.org
All information is confidential and always remains anonymous.
What is the pay for Detention Officer?
Starting salary for a Detention Officer is $ 32,760.00. After the applicant has completed a BDOT and their probationary status, their pay is $ 34,000.00.
What is the pay for Deputy Sheriff?
Starting salary for a Deputy Sheriff is $ 32,760.00. After the applicant has completed a BLET, Field Training and their probationary status their pay is $ 36,000.00.
How to Submit an Anonymous Tip.
The following contact information is to be used for submitting crime tips ONLY. The crime tip phone number and e-mail account are not monitored 24/7 and you may not receive a response. All crime tips given to the Sheriff's Office remain confidential and anonymous.
If you wish to leave a crime tip via telephone, please call 919-560-7151
If you wish to submit a crime tip via e-mail, please e-mail email@example.com
For general Sheriff's Office inquiries, please call 919-560-0897 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To report a crime in progress call (919) 560-0900 or if it is an EMERGENCY call 911
What is the process for employment for Detention Officer?
' Successfully complete the Sheriff's Office Physical Abilities Test (SOPAT)
' Take and pass the state mandated Reading Comprehensive Exam and pass with at least a 10th grade reading scale.
' Background Investigation
' Review Board Interview
' Final Selection
For more information see the Detention Officer Information
What is the employment process for Deputy Sheriff?
For certified (B.L.E.T.) Applicants only / Not Certified see Detention Officer:
1. Background Investigation
2. Review Board Interview
3. Final Selection
4. Notify Rejected Applicants
For more information see the Deputy Sheriff Information