• Valdese Police

Police Department

The Valdese Police Department, in serving the people of Valdese, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe town by:

  • Recognizing that its goal is to help people and provide assistance at every opportunity;
  • Providing preventive, investigative, and enforcement services;
  • Increasing citizen satisfaction with public safety;
  • Obtaining community cooperation through the Department's training, skills, and efforts.
  • Realizing that the Police Department alone cannot control crime, but must act in cooperation with the community and the rest of the Criminal Justice System.

In achieving these goals, the men and women of the Valdese Police Department will conduct themselves in an ethical manner. They will always abide by the following directives.

  • Respect and protect the rights of citizens as determined by the law;
  • Treat citizens and their fellow employees courteously and with the dignity which they expect to be treated themselves;
  • Be examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust;
  • Perform their duties with the knowledge that protection of the lives & property of all citizens is their primary duty; and
  • Comply with the spirit and letter of the Code of Ethics.

  A partnership has been formed between the Pilot Club of Valdese and the Valdese Police and Fire Departments to provide a reliable rapid-response system to aid victims and families who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome, autism, and dementia.
The system can be used when children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down’s syndrome or other memory-related illnesses wander from the safety of their parents or caregivers.  This will give people a peace of mind knowing there is extra help in finding a missing person.  
People enrolled in the program wear a battery operated tracking device either on the ankle or as a bracelet.  If the person wanders away, trained personnel will use a mobile tracking device to pick up the bracelet’s signal.  The bracelets have a tracking range of up to one mile.  
Project Lifesaver relies on the proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team.  The search and rescue team responds to the point where the participant was last seen and begins tracking the individual with a specific assigned frequency with the search equipment.  The transmitter emits a signal when a loved one wanders away.  
To find out if your loved one is eligible for the program, contact the Valdese Police Department at 828-879-2100.  
For more information you can visit the Project Lifesaver website at: Project Lifesaver 


Chief of PoliceJack Moss
Assistant Chief of PoliceJames Buchanan
Administrative AssistantSusan Bueker
Business Calls (828) 879-2109
Fax (828) 879-2106
Emergency Calls



P.O. Box 339
121 Faet Street SW
   Valdese, NC  28690