Provided by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department 911 Center. Administrative phone calls are received by the Records Clerk during business hours and transferred to the 911 Center after hours.
For an emergency, dial 911.
For non-emergency calls, (828) 728-5021.
The Hudson Police Department provides 24-hour patrol. Officers provide security patrol and respond to crimes, disturbances and traffic accidents. It is the goal of the Patrol Division to detect and deter crime, enforce traffic laws and offer assistance of any citizen to the best of their ability.
Patrol Officers' duties range from giving directions to a lost motorist to dealing with armed and violet suspects. Hudson Patrol Officers pride themselves on being friendly and willing to help in any way possible while conducting professional law enforcement.
Traffic enforcement is a major activity for Patrol Officers. Officers arrest approx. 60- 70 DWI drivers each year, along with issuing speeding, no drivers' license, no insurance and other traffic offenses. This emphasis on traffic enforcement makes the roadways safer and helps deter crime.
Another major concern for patrol officers is Building/Residential patrol. This is focused on preventing/appending persons involved in Burglary or Larceny type crimes.
Occasionally, the Patrol Division conducts special enforcement activities such as License or DWI Checkpoints, Unmarked Patrol or Area Surveillance. These activities are directed at specific crime problems and are normally very effective.
The Detective and Community Resource Officer conduct investigations of reported crimes. The department also works with other local agencies in joint drug investigations.
The Resource Officer handles most juvenile investigations while the Detective conducts or directs all other Criminal Investigations. The Detective also works with area Narcotics Officers to conduct drug investigations in Hudson.
A Detective in a town such as Hudson must have a broad range of skills. Investigations in Hudson have ranged from Vandalism to Homicide, but thankfully most are property type crimes instead of crimes against persons.
The Chief of Police and the Records Manager compose the Administrative Division of the Hudson Police Department.
The Chief is responsible for the overall operation of the Department. He prepares the budget, work schedule and insures the Department operates within the guidelines of the Constitution, Criminal Justice Standards and Town of Hudson Policy. He also assists with Patrol, Investigations and Records as needed.
The Records Manager maintains the computerized Records Management System, insures compliance with Division of Criminal Intelligence and National Crime Information Computer standards, submits reports to various Local, State & Federal agencies as required. The Records Manager also serves as the Receptionist and Phone Operator.
This position is funded by a joint partnership between the Town of Hudson and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
The Hudson Police Department has an Active Reserve Officer program. The department maintains up to 5 Active Reserve Officers. These officers have full police authority but are not normally paid by the Town. Reserve Officers must work a min. of 12 hours per month. This program provides extra police assistance when needed and serves as a training ground for people wanting to enter law enforcement full-time.