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.




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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.



August 27, 2014--Shelby Police Make Homicide Arrest

August 26, 2014--Shelby Police Seize Narcotics, Handgun, and Stolen Property During Search Warrant

July 31, 2014--National Night Out Event to be Held in Uptown Shelby

July 26, 2014--Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

July 24, 2014--SPD Investigates Armed Robbery

June 2, 2014--SPD Investigates Attempted Armed Robbery

May 10, 2014--Homicide Investigation

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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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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