• Phone Number, Non Emergency

  • Mission Statement

    River Bend Police Department
    Mission Statement

    IT IS THE MISSION of the River Bend Police Department to deliver professional, effective services, fairly and ethically, in order to prevent crime, control crime, and enhance the overall quality of life for our citizens and visitors. We hold ourselves to the highest standard of conduct while on duty serving our citizens. We seek to improve the quality of  life of our citizens through a community partnership based on respect, honesty, trust, compassion, fairness and understanding while upholding the laws of the United States and North Carolina Constitutions.

  • 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:


  • Patrol Section


    to learn more about the

    River Bend Police Department

    Patrol Section

  • Investigation Section


    to learn more about the

    River Bend Police Department

    Investigation Section

  • Traffic Section


    to learn more about the

    River Bend Police Department

    Traffic Section

  • Bike Patrol


    to learn more about the

    River Bend Police Department

    Bike Patrol Section

  • Community Watch

    Click on the logo to learn more about

    River Bend's Community Watch

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

  • Aid & Information Form

  • Consent for Emergency Contact

  • Community Watch Observation Form

  • Golf Carts as Transportation & 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.

    For more information about golf carts

    as transportation roadways.


  • 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?
  • Officer Down Memorial Page

  • Governor's Highway Safety Program

  • ReadyNC.org

    Are you ready? CLICK HERE to visit an excellent website to guide you to improving your level of disaster preparedness. More links are available on the CERT Web Page.

  • Full-Time Positions

    Contact Police Chief Sean Joll to inquire about employment opportunities with the

    River Bend Police Department


  • Reserve Officer Positions

    Please call the River Bend Police Department for information regarding reserve officer positions.


  • Volunteer at the Police Department

    If you would like to serve as a volunteer in the

    River Bend Police Department, please call


    for information

  • Rhems Fire Department Address Markers

Traffic Section


The Community Traffic Enforcement Section utilizes traffic enforcement resources to not only address traffic related concerns throughout the city, but also is effectively used in conjunction with other policing efforts to address ongoing crime trends and concerns in specific areas of the city. Strict enforcement is used in correlation with positive community contacts, such as traffic safety presentations, to help reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and crashes as well as the occurrences of serious traffic offenses occurring within the jurisdiction.

The officers assigned to the additional duties are responsible for handling the majority of the traffic crashes and other traffic related concerns that occur within the Town of River Bend. The officers assigned to this unit are specially trained in the advanced investigation and reconstruction of major traffic crashes (those resulting in fatal or serious injuries likely to result in death) and they use these skills on nearly all major traffic crashes that happen in city.

In addition to their advanced crash investigation skills, the officers assigned to the S.T.E.P. Unit have advanced training in the many different traffic enforcement and traffic investigation areas that include:

  • Detection of Impaired Drivers and Field Sobriety Testing
  • Highway Drug Interdiction

The Traffic Section bases its focus on the "3Es": education, enforcement and engineering. Traffic officers are available to educate citizens on proper seatbelt and child safety seat installation, and to review or explain North Carolina traffic laws at community watch meetings or other public gatherings. National traffic research has shown the two main causes of crashes to be speed and inattentiveness. To reduce crashes, the Traffic Unit focuses enforcement efforts in areas of frequent crashes and traffic related complaints of speeding and unsafe driving.



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