Elizabeth City, NC

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Elizabeth City is located in the north-east corner of North Carolina, and has a population or approximately18,000.  The Elizabeth City Police Department has been conducting reverse stings since 2003.  In the summer of 2008, the police department conducted their first large-scale reverse sting operation, resulting in 19 arrests in 5 hours.  These operations are not regular, but in response to complaints form the community.  The reversals usually result in 10 or more arrests.  Those arrested are charged with a misdemeanor.

Key Partners

  • Elizabeth City Police Department
State North Carolina
Type City
Population 19505
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