Maxton Police Department

"Making a Difference through Community Partnerships"

Message from the Chief of Police: 

On behalf of the Men and Women of the Maxton Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website and town. Our agency employees highly trained police officers and communications officers who are readily available to assist you 24 hours 7 days a week. I look forward to our continued partnership with the community as we make "Maxton a great place to Live". 

In service, 

Chief Na'Shayla Nelson





Chief Na'Shayla Nelson has been in public service for over 20 years beginning with her Army Career. She has worked in every facit of policing to include Uniform Field Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, Administrative Services. She has also supervised traffic, K9, emergency communications, community engagement, budget administration, training, recruitment, and retention. She is an acomplished grant writer, public speaker, and law enforcement instructor. 

She has attended FBI-LEEDA (eTriology), New Chief/Deputy Chief School, Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS)- University of Richmond, FBINAA Supervisor's Training, along with other professional courses. 

Chief Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration with a Concentration in Disaster Management, and a Master of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration. She is a current doctoral candidate focusing on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration. 

The Maxton Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.