Nova Agency Company Police Department is a fully operational law enforcement agency within North Carolina in accordance with the Company Police Act found in Chapter 74E of the North Carolina General Statutes.
Our Police Officers are fully sworn and commissioned Police Officers within North Carolina and maintain full subject matter jurisdiction which means they have the authority to conduct arrests, issue citations, trespass warnings, and conduct criminal investigations.
Nova Agency Company police is committed to providing the highest quality professional law enforcement services to the people who live, work and visit our Communities. We will constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety with the goal of improving the quality of life within North Carolina, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.
The Mission of Nova Agency Company Police
is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect
crime, enforce the law, protect the rights of all citizens, promote individual
responsibility and community commitment. We are committed to working in
partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact
HISTORY OF COMPANY POLICE:
The history of company police in North Carolina spans almost one hundred and forty four years. As special law enforcement problems arose which could not adequately be handled by existing officers, new law enforcement agencies were created to handle these problems.
The officers of these agencies were called "special policemen" and were authorized for railroads in 1871, for electric or water power companies and construction companies in 1907 and for manufacturing companies in 1923. See, N.C. Code Ann. §§ 3484-3488 (Michie, 1935). In many small towns and communities, the special policemen were often the only police officers available to assist the county sheriff and his deputies. The power to appoint these special police officers rested with the Governor until 1971, when the special and company police were transferred to the Department of Justice by the State Government Reorganization Act. N.C.G.S. § 143A-54.