Denton Living

Welcome To the Town of Denton Website

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 Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion, at the Denton Farmpark—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.


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The Town of Denton is very proud of those who serve our town with bravery and integrity through the Denton Police Department. We developed this page to show recognition of those whose service is vital to the safety and well-being of our community.

Ryan Scherer

Ryan Scherer
25 years in law enforcement
5 year with Denton Police Department

Randy Basinger

Randy Basinger
 4 years with Denton Police Department


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Cory Edwards
Patrol Officer
Sworn in November 2020


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Matthew Reeder
Patrol Officer
Sworn in November 2021


Crystal Berringer

Crystal Berringer
12 years with Denton Police Department


Donnie Inman

Donnie Inman
Auxilary Officer
30 years in law enforcement
6 years with Denton Police Department




police car 1Thank 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 click below for current job openings and application: 

Contact the Denton Police Department for Employment Opporunities. 


Chief HichsThe men and women of the Denton Police Department are committed to protecting the citizens of Denton. We practice community-based policing and value our partnerships with citizens and community organizations.

The Department is dedicated to providing police service at the most professional level. I look forward to leading the Department and working with the community to keep Denton a safe place to live.

Chief Hicks' Bio
I began my career in law enforcement with the Denton Police Department in 1993, and now have over 20 years experience serving the town. I moved up through the ranks, and accepted the Chief position in 2007.

I hold an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, along with many different law enforcement certifications including the FBI LEEDA Trilogy. I am constantly seeking training and educational opportunities to expand my knowledge of law enforcement and its practices.


Denton Police Department Staff
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