The Dunn Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The department was awarded initial accreditation in November of 2019 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  The department demonstrates continued compliance with over one hundred and eighty standards of excellence in law enforcement service that is recognized internationally as standards of professionalism and best practices.

Mission Statement

The Dunn Police Department proudly serves with a mission to make the City of Dunn a safe place to live, work, and visit all while partnering with our community


Core Values 

SERVICE: Committed to serving our community

COURAGE: Protecting our community bravely

FAIRNESS: Equal and fair treatment for everyone, always

INTEGRITY: Ethical, moral, honest and aboveboard always

COMPASSION: Having a servant's heart caring for the community


 Letter from Chief Cary Jackson        Public Comment Portal


More About Dunn

Dunn was originally called "Lucknow" and was renamed in 1873

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

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