Elizabeth City, NC

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
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
Location
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