Public Safety

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  • Pinehurst Rated the Safest City in North Carolina by the National Council for Home Safety and Security (2016, 2017, & 2018)
  • Pinehurst Fire Department Received Accredited Agency Status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) (2016)
  • Pinehurst Fire Department Earned Life Safety Achievement Award by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) (2002 - 2016)

  • Pinehurst Rated the #1 Safest City in North Carolina - by SafeWise which gets it's statistics from the FBI (2014 & 2017). Rated the #2 Safest City in North Carolina by Safewise in 2015 and 2016.
  • Moore County Law Enforcement Office of the Year (2013) - Pinehurst's Lieutenant Jerry B. McDonald (March 2014)

  • Pinehurst Police Department won the grand prize in the 2013 International Police Vehicle Design Contest sponsored by Law & Order Magazine and for being awarded the cover photo and story in the August edition of the magazine. (8/2013)

  • The Pinehurst Police Department was awarded the Gold Standard Award for making a difference in the lives of over 38,000 Special Olympic athletes during the 2012 campaign (1/29/2013)

  • NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized the Village of Pinehurst as a StormReady Community (November 9, 2012)

  • Outstanding North Carolina Traffic Safety Community from AAA Carolina Motor Club Foundation for Traffic Study (2007 - 2010)

  • Certificate of Appreciation to the Pinehurst Police Department from the North Carolina Chapter of MADD (2009)

  • Special Citation Award from the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association for Adam Crocker (November 2008)

  • Eastern North Carolina DWI Agency of the Year Award from the North Carolina Chapter of MADD (2008)

  • Eastern North Carolina DWI Officer of the Year Awarded to Sgt. Raymond O. Evans from the North Carolina Chapter of MADD (2007)
  • Hometown Hero's Award from Modern Woodmen of America (2007)

  • North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics "Gold Level Award" (2006)

  • International Association of Fire Chief's Award of Excellence from International Association of Fire Chiefs (August 2004)

  • North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program "Certificate of Appreciation" (1996)