Denton is a small town located in southeastern Davidson County, North Carolina. The town occupies 1.98 square miles, and is situated approximately 30 miles southeast of Winston-Salem..
Home to nearly 1,700 residents, and over 170 businesses, Denton represents small-town America at its best. For those who like to stay close to home, you can find a wide variety of restaurants, retail stores, and service providers, and small community churches right here in town. Our close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro allows for an easy commute for those who wish to end their busy workday in a quiet place.
With High Rock Lake only 5 miles away, Denton residents enjoy one of the most coveted recreational areas in the state. We are also home to the Threshers' Reunion—the largest display of antique farm, gasoline, and steam equipment in the Southeastern United States.
Denton is supported by our own police and fire departments. Our water treatment plant supplies abundant fresh drinking water for Denton and surrounding communities.
Whether you are looking for a quiet place to raise a family, or a place to operate your business, we believe you will find Denton the perfect place in which to build your future.
If you have information that you believe could lead to the solving of a crime, click on the Davidson County Crime Stoppers image, or call Crime Stoppers at (336) 243-2400. In certain cases, Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information leading to arrests for unsolved crimes.
If you prefer, you can submit an anonymous tip to the Denton Police Department using the submission form below.
You need not reveal your identity.
How do I report a crime or drug deal?
Email the police department, Contact the Denton Police Department your number will not be traced and you do not have to give any personal information.
How can I get a golf cart inspected?
Come by the police department Monday thru Friday between 8:00am to 5:00pm.
How can I get a copy of an accident report?
Come by the Denton Police Department Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
How can I get my fingerprints done for employment?
Fingerprints will be done on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and on Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm.
How can I get my vehicle back if it was towed?
Contact the Denton Police Department Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
How can I employ an off-duty officer?
Apply for Handgun Permit or Concealed Carry Permit
File a Complaint
Find Out About Crime in My Neighborhood
Find Out Who's in Jail
Find Out My Court Date
Get a Criminal Background Check
Get a License to Panhandle
Get Help for Domestic Violence
Get or File a Police Report
Get My Child Safety Seat Inspected
Get My Property Back From Evidence
Hire a Police Officer
Keep a Record of My Valuables
Pay a Ticket
Register My Bike
Remove a Trespasser
Report a Crime
Request a Home Security Assessment
Retrieve a Towed Car
Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the Denton Police Department. We believe the strength of our organization lies in employing men and women who have an uncompromised desire to contribute to the community through public service. If this describes you, then we invite you to apply.
Our agency employs both sworn and non-sworn employees, but the process begins the same in each case—by completing and submitting a Town of Denton Employment Application. Sworn positions require current BLET certification with the state of North Carolina. Of course, additional requirements also exist, depending on the position for which we are hiring.
Please download the Town of Denton Employment Application here. You may submit your completed application by email as a PDF file, bring it to the office M-F 9 AM to 5 PM, or you may mail your application to us. Our contact information is shown below. A list of positions that currently exist within the Denton Police Department is also shown below. You may also view all positions currently open with the town by visiting the town Employment page.
The Town of Denton is accepting applications for Police Ofﬁcer.
This is an entry level law enforcement position. Duties include: answering calls for service: enforcement of laws and ordinances; preventive patrol; preliminary and follow-up investigations.
All applicants should fill out a Town Application available at the Denton Town Hall located at 201 W. Salisbury Street, Denton. NC 27239. Mail applications to Denton Police Department, PO Box l099, Denton, NC 27239.
Please contact Chief Mark Hicks if you have any questions about our employment process.
How do I report a crime/drug deal?
Email the Police Department, or use our Anonymous Tip Submission Form. Your number will not be traced and you do not have to give any personal information.
How to get a golf cart inspected?
Come by the Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
How to get a copy of an accident report?
Come by the Denton Police Department Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How can I get my fingerprints taken for employment?
Fingerprints will be done on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How do I retrieve a towed vehicle?
Contact the Denton Police Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to employ an off duty officer?
I would like to personally welcome you to the new Town of Denton website. The town staff, department heads, appointed boards, and I have worked hard to bring you a website that is both informative and easy to use. You can read more about all the great features of our new website in the article, What's New on TownofDenton.com, located on this Home page.
Especially important to us was the need to help connect businesses with the community they serve. I invite you to visit the Business section of this website for listings of area businesses. We will be adding more businesses in the days and weeks to come.
Please visit the Mayor's Office page for more information about how I can serve you.
—Mayor Larry Ward
For your convience, the Department of Social Services is coming to Denton...
The 3rd Wednesday of each month! 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Denton Mayor's Office
Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Applications taken!
Check on status of your case or application!