About the Police

Chief Chris Spivey is a North Carolina native who was born and raised in the Raleigh area.  He was an emergency room and surgical nurse’s aide for 10 years prior to his law enforcement career.  He attended Sampson County Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training in 1999 and was sworn as a law enforcement officer initially with Atkinson Police Department.  Chief Spivey was hired by the Carolina Beach Police Department in 2000 as a Police Officer I.  After he was promoted to Corporal, he received an appointment to the Criminal Investigative Division as a Criminal Detective for two years. In 2006, he served as a Special Investigation Detective for two additional years. In 2007, he was awarded Officer of the Year.  In 2008, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and served in that capacity until 2013.  Later that same year, Sgt. Spivey attained the rank Patrol Lieutenant, until he was appointed Chief of Police in September of 2015. The focus of the department is to ensure the safety and security of the Carolina Beach residents, visitors and businesses. Chief Spivey endeavors to meet the department’s mission with public partnerships, departmental wide leadership concepts and innovative problem-solving techniques.  

We will remain dedicated to service and committed to professionalism focusing on the following core values:


We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of character, honesty and ethical conduct.

We will ensure that all persons are treated with equality, dignity and courtesy.

We take pride in ourselves, our Department as a team and our citizens as a Community.

We are committed to the highest level of professional standards through development of highly trained and motivated staff.