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Your Salisbury Police Department is a full-service, internationally accredited Police Department.

Loyal men and women who serve within the ranks of the Salisbury Police Department are proud to serve their community, consider it a true honor and privilege to serve our community and are committed to providing our citizens with quality law enforcement.

Our Mission Statement

The Salisbury Police Department will provide quality law enforcement services with honest, fair, and ethical treatment of all.

Our Vision Statement

Creating an environment in which citizens and visitors will feel safe in all parts of the City. Improving service to citizens and visitors through community partnerships and implementation of new practices and technology.

Our Core Values

  • Exceeding expectations
  • Solving problems
  • Professional development of our employees
  • Honor and integrity both on and off duty

Contact Us

130 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333



Jerry Stokes

(704) 638-5333 |

Salisbury Police Chief Jerome "Jerry" Stokes has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, most recently garnered as Deputy Police Chief in Lynchburg, Virginia.

During his tenure there he was a regional violent crime task force detective, the street crimes supervision team leader, a vice and narcotics investigations officer, K-9 enforcement team supervisor, the internal affairs manager and critical incident/ tactical response manager. There, Stokes also oversaw the department’s police investigate and administrative functions and citywide emergency management operations.

He is also credited with improving community policing and reducing drug and violent crimes in neighborhoods.

Chief Stokes received an associate’s degree in administration justice. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2013, where he was a member of the Golden Key Society.

Stokes obtained a graduate certificate in local government management from Virginia Tech. He obtained his Masters of Public Administration in December 2016 from Old Dominion University.

Deputy Police Chief Shon Barnes


Shon Barnes

(704) 638-5333 |

Major Shon F. Barnes serves as the Salisbury Police Department's Deputy Police Chief. During his nearly two-decade tenure with the Greensboro Police Department, Barnes held multiple positions such as a juvenile victim’s detective, sergeant of the commercial crimes squad, specialized subject control and arrest techniques instructor, and the commanding officer of three different divisions.

He continued on to become a law enforcement analyst for 97.1 WQMG and adjunct faculty for Guilford Technical Community College, Winston Salem State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T).

Major Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in history and pre-law from Elizabeth City State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and a PhD in leadership studies/community and civic engagement from N.C. A&T.


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Criminal Investigations

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