A Message from the Chief of Police…

First, I would like to welcome you to our web site and thank you for taking your time to browse what the pages have to offer. We have spent quite a bit of time compiling the information found on these pages and I trust that they will be both entertaining and informative. The web site is updated frequently so come back often.

Personally, I have spent virtually my entire personal and professional life in this community, and, as a parent raising a family here, I hope my interests in the success of our community reflect those each of you might hold.

To continue being successful, and to protect these interests, will require both a high level of service from the Cramerton Police Department and collaborative cooperation from the citizens of the town.

The Cramerton Police Department has operated under a philosophy of community policing since its inception in 1967, before the term;”>
The partnerships we have developed within the community are an important part of this process. Internally, we have been working toward collaborative decision making. We are learning to rely upon opinions and information from personnel at all levels of the Department and we want to extend that effort to include community members in our decision-making processes.

Accomplishing these ideals will require re-defining the roles of every member of the Department. We will need to be more effective and efficient, both individually, and organizationally. As we become more capable we will be better able to rapidly assess changing conditions, and to react to the many changes without crisis. We can take risks, because the consequences will be manageable.

We enjoy a quality of life in Cramerton of which many communities only dream. The time we spend with our families, friends and co-workers are the important moments in our lives, and are a result of the efforts each of us invest in our community.

If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can get involved in our community partnership, please send us an email to [email protected] or call us at 704.824.7964 or stop by the Department during regular business hours.


Greg Ratchford
Chief of Police