Community Outreach

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Coffee with a Cop
This program offers an opportunity to meet with local officers quarterly to discuss community issues, concerns or simply to get to know the officers that serve you.
Ride Along Program
Community members can sign up and after signing a liability waiver, ride with a Surf City Police Officer.  Restrictions do apply and any persons interested are encouraged to contact the department for details.
KareBear Program
Officers are supplied with stuffed animals that are stored in patrol vehicles and given to children that officers encounter in stressful and/or traumatic situations.
Child Passenger Safety
The Surf City Police Department has a certified child safety seat technician that offers free installations and inspections of child safety seats.  Contact the department to schedule an appointment.
Cottage Watch Program
The Surf City Police Department offers citizens to sign up for a Cottage Watch Program when citizens are away from his/her home officers will check on the residence to ensure it is secure for a limit of up to 14 consecutive days. To be added to the list, please call us at (910) 328-7711
Project Blue Light
The Surf City Police Department gives out free blue light bulbs to be displayed in citizen’s homes to remember police officers that have given the ultimate sacrifice, died in the line of duty. This program lasts through the holiday season, beginning in November.
R-U-OK Program
Surf City Police Department contact citizens that enroll in the program to check on his/her welfare. Primarily aimed at elderly and/or disabled population.

Operation Medicine Drop
The Surf City Police Department joins the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and SafeKids North Carolina to sponsor a twice-a-year pill take-back events called Operation Medicine Drop. This event provides a site to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine.
Note: This event is held in March annually.