Message from the Chief


I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next Chief of Police and on behalf of the men and women of the Surf City Police Department I want to welcome you to our website. Our professional staff, sworn and non-sworn, are committed to the safety and well-being of those that visit, work, and live within our community. We are committed and dedicated to remaining actively engaged and are constantly striving to ensure your safety and care. 

I am proud of our officers and encourage them to continually seek professional development with an emphasis on de-escalation and crisis intervention. Through training and experience, your police department provides an exceptional level of service, and we understand that community partnerships are essential to our ongoing success. We will continue to find new ways to connect and engage with all our citizens and feel that community policing is at the forefront of our efforts. 

The Department looks forward to the coming years and the challenges that may arise as we move into the next era of modernized policing. We are actively seeking nontraditional solutions to ongoing community issues and as we develop programs, implement technology, and take on new initiatives, rest assured that the Police Department regards the town’s residents as its highest priority. I welcome comments and feedback at any time and if there is anything I can assist you with, please call the police department to schedule an appointment to meet. 


Chief Phillip J Voorhees