Burgaw Police Department has a check welfare program established for residents in town. A member of the Burgaw Police Department telephones members of the community who are home-bound, senior citizens, in-firmed or impaired, living alone, or would otherwise benefit from receiving a phone call to check their welfare.
In the event that contact is not made within a reasonable time-frame, a patrol officer is dispatched to the address and/or family is contacted in order to check on the person. Participants are contacted by phone one to three days per week, depending upon need.
Chime in with the Chief
The Burgaw Police Department hosts meet and greets with your police chief and other officers. If you have questions about police involvements, or ever wonder why the officer's perform certain duties, here's your chance to ask.
These are informal public meeting with Police Chief Jim Hock to answer or address any questions or concerns the citizens may have regarding the police department.
Cram the Cruiser
Each year in July and August, school supplies and donations are collected so that children from families who are not able to afford required supplies, may begin the new school year prepared. Since its launch in 2011, Cram the Cruiser has helped many families.
Last year 85 students throughout the Town of Burgaw received backpacks with supplies and several crates of supplies were dropped off at local schools for distribution.
Shop with a Cop
Shop with a Cop is a community outreach program that aims to promote positive interactions between local children, families, and police officers. The program is designed to benefit children and families who have financial hardships that could use some special attention and financial assistance during the Christmas holiday. The children and officers spend time together getting to know each other, shopping for families, and participating in other fun activities.
The Burgaw Police Department, along with the support from local churches, hosts a bike rodeo. At the rodeo, Burgaw residents can register their bicycles, receive traffic and safety awareness training, have safety checks performed on their bikes, and run through a skills and obstacle course. At the conclusion of the rodeo, children receive a certificate of completion.
Special Awareness Verification Enrollment
The Special Awareness Verification Enrollment (S.A.V.E.) is a program that is available to all citizens of the Town of Burgaw. When emergency crews are called to a residence, having information about our neighbors who live there aids them in meeting the unique needs that may exist. While this enrollment initiative was launched primarily for assisting citizens with mental illnesses, any condition may be submitted during enrollment. To learn more, please review our informational brochure (PDF). Print enrollment documents (PDF).
Step (Formerly GHSP)
The Burgaw Police Department is proud to partner with the Statewide Traffic Enforcement Program Reporting System. STEP conducts safety programs which promote highway safety.
Kids & Cars
There are many concerns regarding the safety of children in and around cars. Recently, deaths of children caused by hyperthermia (heat stroke) have been receiving increased publicity. Please visit the kids and cars website for information on how to keep children safe and to sign petitions relating to safety initiatives. July 31 is Heat Stroke Prevention Day.
Driving While Intoxicated Trailer
The DWI trailer is utilized to aid in the detection and enforcement of driving while intoxicated offenses. Funding for the equipment was provided by a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Program.