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Mission Statement

We within the White Lake Police Department exist to serve the citizens of our community with respect, fairness and compassion. Our primary mission is the protection of life and property and the prevention of crime. It is our concern that all citizens are safe in their homes and businesses and they as individuals feel free to live, work and play without fear of becoming victims of crime and disorder. The White lake Police Department will maintain a partnership with the community in order to achieve departmental and community goals. We are dedicated to providing a quality work environment and developing our members through effective, timely training and progressive leadership.

Directory of Officers

Chief of Police: Bruce Smith
bsmith@whitelakenc.org
Lieutenant: Mike Salmon
msalmon@whitelakenc.org
Sergeant: Jay Davis
bjdavis@whitelakenc.org
Patrolman: Brooks Yandle
byandle@whitelakenc.org
Patrolman: Blake Bryan
bbryan@whitelakenc.org

 

Crime Tip Submission

The White Lake Police Department is committed to providing a safe working, living and vacationing environment. If you know of a crime or wish to report suspicious activity, which has happened or one that is being planned, you can submit information using the following form.


 

Crime Prevention Tips

House Tips

  • Many burglars will spend no more than 60 seconds attempting to break into a home. Make sure every external door has sturdy, well-installed deadbolt locks.
  • Sliding glass doors offer easy access if not properly secured. You can secure them by installing commercially available locks or putting a broomstick or wooden dowel in the inside track to jam the door.
  • Never hide house keys under the door mat or a rock that is near your door. Most burglars know that trick. Instead give an extra key to a trusted neighbor.
  • When you move to a new house or apartment, have a competent locksmith rekey the locks.
  • All outside doors to your home should be metal or solid wood.
  • Install a peephole in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door.
  • Don't use door chains; they break easily and don't keep intruders out.
  • Prune back shrubbery and trees so that they don't obscure windows or doors.
  • Install outdoor floodlights or motion-sensor lights to eliminate any areas where someone might hide.
  • When you go out of town, give your house that “lived-in look “by putting a few of your lights on timers. Also, stop your mail and newspaper delivery or have a trusted neighbor pick it up for you.
  • Don't leave anything, such as ladders or tools, lying around that can be used to break into your home.
  • If you are a female and you live alone, don't advertise it by putting “Miss Jane Doe “on your doorbell or mailbox. Just put the initial of your first name and your last name, “J. Doe.”
  • Mark all of your valuables with your license number.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home while you are away.
  • Write down and report to the police license numbers on vehicles used by suspicious persons in your neighborhood.
  • The White Lake Police Department highly encourages home owners to have a home security systems installed.

Personal Safety

  • While driving, lock your doors and roll up your windows. Park in a well-lit area and keep all valuables out of sight and in the trunk.
  • While walking, avoid isolated areas. Walk confidently and with another person if possible. Don't carry a lot of cash and avoid wearing anything that would attract unwanted attention like furs or jewelry.
  • When answering the door, never let in a stranger for any reason.
  • Always ask service people for identification before letting them in your house. You may want to contact the company to verify their identity.
  • Never, ever pick up hitchhikers.
  • Beware of a stranger who approaches you with a “great “business opportunity. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
  • Never leave your keys in your car, for any reason.
  • Never leave your car doors unlocked.
  • If possible, choose a parking lot with an attendant.
  • Remove any identification from your personal key ring.
  • Be aware of your surroundings - know who's out there and what's going on.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or place makes your feel uncomfortable or uneasy, leave.