"When should I call 911?"
In the event of an emergency “911” should always be dialed immediately to allow for emergency personnel to assist you in a timely manner. Once contact is made, you will be required to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the emergency along with general contact information for dispatch and record keeping purposes. Keep in mind it is always a good idea to try and be as descriptive as possible to allow for appropriate resources to be allocated to your emergency.
The 911 Center, known as Central Communications or “CCOM” in Brunswick County, is the central dispatch center of the Leland Police Department. CCOM is staffed 24 hours 7 day a week and must be contacted for Leland Officers to be dispatched to a call.
In addition if you have a non-emergency related call for service, it is also necessary to dial “911” to allow trained dispatchers to make the determination as to the priority level of response. Remember it is very important when you experience any police related issue where police will need to respond or to take a written report please contact 911 immediately to allow us to serve you in a timely manner.
Many citizens believe that calling 911 is a last resort and waste time calling the non emergency number at the police station, call neighbors or family members. We have a very professional 911 center in Brunswick County that is trained to handle emergency calls. When in doubt call 911, do not hesitate. Time lost before calling 911 can cost lives or jeopardize important investigations.
We welcome truly routine non-emergency matters at our public phone number (910) 371-1100, but remember that phone is not monitored 24 hours a day or 7 days a week.
For all other questions or concerns please contact the Leland Police Department at 910-371-1100.
"How do I get a copy of an incident report?"
If you are victim of an offense in Leland where a report is taken, you may contact the Leland Police Department M-F, 8 AM – 5PM to obtain a copy of the report. You must allow 2 -3 business days for the reports to be processed and available to be provided to you. The Leland Police Department can only release reports to individuals directly involved in an incident and can not release reports to relatives or friends. If you are the guardian or parent of a juvenile involved in an incident, you may obtain a copy of an incident report.
"When do I get a copy of an accident report?"
Like incident reports, accident or “collision” reports require a few days to process and be available to the individuals involved. Please allow 2 – 3 business days for collision reports to be completed. Eventually, collision reports will be available through the Department of Motor Vehicles after submission by the Leland Police Department.
"Can I volunteer with the Police Department?"
The Leland Police Department has received numerous inquiries by concerned citizens willing to volunteer their time in assisting our department and for that, we are grateful. We currently have volunteers assisting us with the “Are You OK” Program, Community Resource Programs and former police investigators working our “Cold Cases”. We also have interns assisting with the updating and management of new record keeping systems and protocols within our department. If you would like to volunteer, we are interested in having the assistance of anyone that has experience in crime analysis and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access that would assist furthering our crime analysis program
"How can I become a Leland Police Officer?"
All applicants interested in becoming a police officer with our agency must first complete their Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET). All applications should be submitted to the attention of Christa Dees, HR Director via email, mail or drop off at the Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451. Completed applications should consist of, at a minimum, both a Town of Leland Employment Application and a notarized Criminal Justice Form F-3 “Personal History Statement”. Current openings are posted in the employment section of the Town of Leland Web Page. Also, please see the Recruitment & Requirements page for more details.
All applications are reviewed and placed on an eligibility list based on the minimum requirements. If a position becomes available, candidates will be contacted and interviewed by the Support Services Division Commander to determined continued interest and qualifications. Applicants that successfully complete this process are required to appear before an Officer Review Board, take a written test then complete a final interview with the Chief of Police. All applicants that pass this process are ranked by their performance and moved to a "Best Qualified List" or "BQL". Candidates are chosen based on the needs of the department and selection by the senior staff.