shelby police department

Location:  311 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC Mailing Address:  PO Box 207, Shelby, NC  28151

Non-Emergency Phone: (704) 484-6845

Fax:  (704) 484-6815



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The City of Shelby is a community of approximately 21,000 residents located in the southern piedmont of North Carolina.   The city limits cover an area of approximately 19 square miles. 



The Shelby Police Department is a full service police agency comprised of 85 full-time employees.  The department handled over 42,500 calls for services in 2011.  Our department operates under a community based policing philosophy.


The Vision for the police department is "To be a recognized leader in our community by providing the highest level of customer service".   Our staff is dedicated to the citizens we serve, and works diligently to reduce crime and make Shelby one of the safest cities in North Carolina.




Latest News from spd

February 7, 2014--Our next Citizens Police Academy begins in March.  Download a copy of an application packet by clicking here.


Recently, Officer B.D. Brown was spotlighted by Cleveland Community College as a CCC Success Story.  Click on the picture above to read more...




Each year, families all across our Nation fall victim to residential burglaries and larcenies. As a victim, one of the most vital pieces of information you can provide the investigating officer is a description of the property, to include a model and serial number. With this information, law enforcement can track the items taken, and oftentimes locate the items when the suspect attempts to sell or pawn the stolen property.

Attached is a Household Valuables Inventory you can use to track the make, model, and serial number of valuables in your home. By taking an inventory of these items, you can greatly increase the likelihood of this property being located if you become a victim of one of these crimes.  This sheet was developed by our Criminal Investigations Division.

Download the Household Valuables Inventory by CLICKING HERE.



April 12, 2014--SPD celebrates National Telecommunicator Week

February 1, 2014--Have a Winning Game Plan

January 30, 2014--Citizens Police Academy Begins in March

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November 25, 2013--Public Notice for CALEA On-Site Assessment

October 1, 2013--SPD Communications Center Partners With Language Line

September 5, 2013--Update on Homicide Investigation

September 5, 2013--Police Investigate Homicide

August 2, 2013--Arrest Made in Narcotics Investigations

July 27, 2013--SPD Citizens Police Academy Announcement

July 19, 2013- Operation Grand Slam Narcotics Arrests

July 16, 2013--Update on Weekend Shooting

July 15, 2013--Update on Weekend Incidents

July 13, 2013--Police Investigate Death

June 21, 2013--Public Notice for Upcoming JAG Grant Application

June 19, 2013--Police Investigate Shooting on Orange Street

April 23, 2013--SPD Taking Applications for 2013 COP Camp

April 12, 2013--Arrest Made in Narcotics Case

April 12, 2013--Update on Missing Person Lott

April 11, 2013--SPD Seeks Help in Missing Person Incident

March 20, 2013--SPD Citizens Police Academy Begins in April

March 12, 2013--Police Investigate Shooting Incident (With Arrest)

March 5, 2013--Arrest Made in Breaking and Entering

February 19, 2013--City and PD Offer New Service to Citizens

November 20, 2012--Missing Person Investigation Update

November 19, 2012--Police Investigate Missing Person Incident

November 7, 2012--Arrest Made in Armed Robbery

October 31, 2012--Halloween Safety Tips

October 30, 2012--Safe Kids Cleveland County to Hold Child Safety Seat Check

October 4, 2012--Safe Kids Cleveland County to Hold Child Safety Seat Check

September 26, 2012--Citizens Police Academy Begins in October

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September 21, 2012--Police Investigate Homicide

September 5, 2012--Police Seek Help in Armed Robbery Investigation



Our Mission Statement

The Shelby Police Department will support and defend a safe environment for all citizens by demonstrating passion and compassion for the common good. We will exercise fairness, integrity, and ethical behavior that will result in collaborative communities who trust and respect individual needs and differences. This will be accomplished through effective communications and teamwork while striving to meet outcomes identified in the continuous improvement plan. We will assume our roles and responsibilities in a professional manner that best serves the community of Shelby.



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The Shelby Police Department is a CALEA Accredited Law Enforcement Agency



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