DHHS Police
Dorothea Dix Campus (Raleigh)

Chief of Police - Public Safety
Jim Boyle

Mailing Address:
3601 MSC Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-3601

Physical Address:
918 Richardson Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Non-emergency: (919)733-5410
Fax: (919)733-6844

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County: Wake

Jurisdiction: The Police Department is comprised of 14 public safety officers and 10 non sworn telecommunicators. Both elements of the department provide 24hour police and emergency services to the Dorothea Dix Hospital community, including the DHHS office complex.

It is the goal of the Public Safety staff to provide high quality services to the DHHS Campus community. We follow an established community policing program, with a strong focus on building partnerships with all groups on the campus. Our officers are approachable and open to questions and service requests at any time. The officers powers of arrest and investigation are established by the North Carolina General Statutes 122c, and overseen by the North Carolina Criminal Justice training and Standards Commission. They are State Police Officers with full subject matter jurisdiction on DHHS Raleigh Campus property, with the authority and jurisdiction of a Wake County Sheriff's Deputy to pursue violators off DHHS property or apprehend eloped clients of a 24hour facility (DDH). If you are charged with a crime or traffic violation by a Public Safety Officer you will have to answer to the charges in District Court of Wake County.

Our department is committed to provide the safest environment for our community; we enforce all traffic laws on campus. We also regulate and enforce parking for the Raleigh Campus. Parking violation notices are a civil violation that can be appealed to the traffic committee or paid at the cashier's office in McBryde. We patrol campus, respond to all PIT Majors, Fire Alarms, and medical emergencies. We respond to all reported crime, conduct an investigation, collect evidence, prepare a case with input from Wake County DA's SVU, and serve search and arrest warrants when needed. We respond to all patient elopements and coordinate apprehension with outside Law Enforcement Agencies. Our Police Department was founded in 1892, we are proud to continue to provide services as one of the oldest police departments in Wake County.