• Police Department Phone Number, Non Emergency

  • Community Watch Membership Application

  • Community Watch Policy Manual

  • Community Watch Observation Form

  • C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)

    to learn more about River Bend CERT.

  • House Check Form


    to complete a

    House Check Form

    You may bring the completed form to Town Hall, to the Police Department or place it in the payment drop box in the Town Hall parking lot. You may mail the completed form to 45 Shoreline Drive. You also may email the form to the Police Department at:


  • Golf Cart Registration

    Golf Carts as Transportation

    River Bend residents may drive their properly equipped golf carts on Town streets provided that they are inspected by and registered with our Police Depart­ment. Inspection and registration are ­required annually. The registration fee for each golf cart is $10.

    A police officer will perform the initial inspection at your residence (so as not to require the illegal operation of the cart on Town streets). Subsequent annual inspections of a currently registered cart may be conducted at the Police Department.

    The police officer will complete the Golf Cart Registration­/Inspection form for your ­signature. The officer will give you the top copy of the form and retain the second copy.

    You then must bring the completed form to Town Hall during normal business hours, pay the $10 fee, and you will be issued the registration decal and a receipt for the payment of the fee.

    The registration decal, in accordance with the Town Code, must be affixed in a conspicuous location on the lower left windshield on the cart.

    Each registration is valid for a period that runs from January 1st through December 31st. The registration fee will not be pro rated for decals purchased during the registration period.

    Town Hall staff will mail out renewal notices at least 30 days prior to the January 1st renewal date.

  • Golf Cart Inspection Process

    Golf Cart Inspection Process

    The Police Officer performing the inspection will examine the cart to see if it complies with the requirements of the ordinance. In particular, they will look for and/or need to know:

    • Make/Model of the Cart
    • Vehicle Identification Number
    • Proof of Liability Insurance
    • Does it have a rear vision mirror?
    • Does it have rear reflectors?
    • If it is going to be operated at night, does it have proper lighting?
    • Do the brakes work?
    • Does the cart appear to be in safe operating condition?
  • ReadyNC.org

    Are you ready? Click on the ReadyNC.org logo to visit an excellent website to guide you to improving your level of disaster preparedness. Additional links are available on the CERT web page.

Community Watch Program

Community Watch was designed to develop collaboration between our residents and our local police department. It enhances the work of the police department and develops liaisons with other civic organizations. It is also a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood.


If you can walk, jog, ride a bike or drive a car for about two hours a month you are the perfect candidate to become a member of Community Watch. Traveling around the community while watching for and reporting any suspicious activity will allow our Police Department to focus on other major issues while ready to support you if needed.


Attendees at our quarterly Community Watch meetings (dates and times are on town calendar) are always welcome but you don’t have to wait until the next meeting to become an active member. Contact Jim Kelly at 252-268-5668 or Egon Lippert at 252-617-0179 at any time if you want to join. For your identification and safety, we’ll provide you with a t-shirt, a hat and a vest. The car window flags and magnetic Community Watch car plaques for motorized patrol are available at our Public Works building.



River Bend Community Watch Earns

The President's 2014 Volunteer Service Award

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