Important Updates

Staff is currently working through logistics with Waste Industries regarding the company’s taking over trash and recycling collection for the Town of Beaufort. In an effort to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible, it has been decided to wait until April before transferring that service completely to Waste Industries. A firm date will be announced in mid-March. In the meantime, Public Works will continue to collect household waste on Mondays, recycling on Tuesdays and yard and bulk items on Wednesdays. We will continue to seek public input in the coming weeks. Please email any concerns, questions or suggestions to Public Information Officer Jennifer Allen at

Talk Trash” with a representative from Waste Industries will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. March 8 and 4-6 p.m. March 22 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. Citizens are encouraged to come and ask any questions they have about the new trash collection process. If you can't make these informal meetings, you can check out this film made in Hillsborough that shows how easy the carts are to handle and where to place properly for pick up.

Ricks Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice due to a failed 36" culvert, which has caused a sink hole in the roadway. Crews are currently being scheduled for repairs. Updates will be provided as they become available. Contact Town Hall at 252-728-2141 for more details.

On behalf of the Beaufort Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our webpage.  I am honored to serve as your Chief of Police and consider it a privilege to work with the dedicated men and women of the Beaufort Police Department and other employees of the Town of Beaufort. 

The Beaufort Police Department is a full-service public safety organization consisting of both Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.  Our mission is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve while reducing the incidence and fear of crime.  Our mandate is to do so with honor, integrity, and pride at all times while maintaining the highest ethical standards to safeguard the public trust and confidence.

 The Beaufort Police Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its residents through various projects and programs designed to facilitate cooperation and collaboration within the community.  Due to the tireless efforts of the professional men and women of the Beaufort Police Department, our community continues to be a safe place to live and visit in North Carolina.  The community’s support is essential to our continued success as a progressive policing agency. Together, we are able to achieve positive change to sometimes complex problems, while enhancing the quality of life for our entire community.

 For emergency assistance, please dial 911.  For all other non-emergency inquiries, please contact us at (252) 728-4561.  Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to seeing you out in our community.

 Paul D. Burdette Jr.

Chief of Police

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