Police & Fire Services
SPRING HOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT
It is the mission of the Spring Hope Police Department to serve everyone within our jurisdiction with compassion, fairness and respect. To provide protection of life and property; relentlessness enforcement of local, state and Federal laws; preservation of peace, order and safety; and the defense of the Constitution of the state of North Carolina and the Unites States Constitution in a fair and impartial manner.
We strive in serving our community while enhancing the quality of life and preserving the public trust in the department by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. Every officers determination to be proactive against crime, develop relationships with various community groups, with business and residents to improve quality of life, promote an environment that will be receptive to tourism, visitors and future residents. Finally, the department will be dedicated in providing personnel with continuous training and education development, along with career enhancement opportunities.
Reduce and Deter Crime
Maintain High Standards to Ensure Quality
Create and Maintain a High Productive Work Environment
Develop and maintain a positive Relationship with the Community and other Law Enforcement Agencies
SPRING HOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Early records show the first fire department in Nash County was established in Spring Hope in 1908, and for eight years it was the only fire department in the county until the Nashville Fire Department was established in 1916. In the early years, the department did exactly what its name implied: they put out fires. Today, however, the department’s training and calls include medical calls, motor vehicle accidents and a multitude of other emergencies.
The Spring Hope Department, Fire Station 6, currently has 20 volunteer members and several paid part-time employees. Youth ages 14-17 are encouraged to join the junior department. The department is staffed Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 5 pm by paid part-time employees. In addition to answering calls, these employees conduct pre-fire incident planning for area businesses and industries, fire prevention, station, and equipment maintenance, and are also available to assist the public at the station.
Members of the department respond to an average of 800 calls per year. Approximately 65% of the calls are medical first responder calls; other calls include fire alarm activations, motor vehicle crashes, vehicle fires, grass & wood fires as well as structure fires. The state requires firefighters to complete at least 36 hours of training each year. Applications are available at the station for all ages!
The fire department is located at 415 W Nash St.