Police Community Action Team

Police Community Action Team Mission

"Creating a safe environment and improving the quality of life in Kinston by reducing criminal gang activity”

As part of our mission to partner with the community, develop relationships, reduce crime, create a safe environment, and enhance quality of life, the Kinston Department of Public Safety has formed a Police Community Action Team (PCAT) / Gang Unit. Officers involved with PCAT Unit receive specialized training in gang investigations to include identifying gang behaviors, symbols, and graffiti.


In addition to performing patrol duties, for the purpose of street level drug interdiction and gang suppression, and also following up on gang related incidents, PCAT officers are available to give educational presentations to civic groups and government entities on various gang prevention and identification topics.

To report gang activity, ask questions, or voice concerns please contact the Gang Unit.