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Safety Update (July 10, 2024)

The last few weeks in Marvin we have had a couple vehicles stolen. We have also had cars burgled. I try to share information on how to prevent these crimes. Criminals will continue to check to see if we are being diligent to thwart their criminal activities. I would encourage all of us to adhere to some basic crime prevention, if not for yourselves, then for the safety of your neighbors.

  1. Do not leave anything in your vehicles, and keep the doors locked.
  2. Keep your key fobs in your pocket or purse not in the cupholder, and do not leave your keys in your car. Eventually you will forget to take your key fob and your car will be stolen.
  3. Use your alarms even if you are only going to be gone for a few minutes. If someone breaks in, they might get in and out, but it limits the time they can stay inside your homes.
  4. Keep your garage doors closed especially at night. The interior garage door is the weakest door in your house (usually).

These criminals know that they can score coming to your neighborhoods. They will continue to come if they know it is easy to steal from our neighborhoods. Following these simple tips will reduce the amount of their presence in our neighborhoods.

Thank you for your time.
Deputy Swan


Crime Prevention Tips

  1. Do not leave anything of value in your vehicles even if they are locked. If it’s worth taking, criminals will break a window or punch the lock. Many car breaking and enterings occur with unlocked vehicles with valuables inside.
  2. If you have an alarm systems, please use them, and if you don’t have one consider getting one installed. Criminals are opportunists and may check many residences until they find one without an alarm, or one that is not being used. If you have an outside electric panel put a lock on it, as perpetrators may shut off the power to bypass the alarm.
  3. If you are not outside, please keep your garage doors closed. Once, a resident went into their garage and interrupted someone going through their car. Thankfully, the person ran off, but this could have had a tragic outcome.
  4. When replacing or buying new electronics or appliances cut up the cardboard containers, and discard them in the recycle bin. Just like you shopped to purchase these items, criminals shop on trash day looking for packaging sitting right out in the open.


Register Your House Security Alarm

Registering your House Security Alarm became a requirement by ordinance on January 1, 2008, please review the Marvin Code of Ordinances related to the requirement in the False Alarm Ordinance. The registration allows the Marvin Deputy Sheriff to notify you in case of an emergency while you are away from home. Supplying additional contact information or special circumstances are helpful regarding elderly family members living in the home, pets, etc. All information is completely confidential. The House Security Alarm Registration is a free service. Click on the link to download the House Security Alarm Registration Form. The form can be faxed to the Village Hall at (704) 843-1660, Attn: Deputy Ed Swan. The form can be mailed to: Village of Marvin, 10006 Marvin School Road, Marvin, NC 28173. The form can be emailed to


Extra Patrol Request

Do you need extra surveillance while your away? Extra Patrol Requests are available to offer you and your property some additional security while you travel.  You may request that the Marvin Deputy perform additional patrols to your home when you are out of town by filling out an Extra Patrol Form. The Deputy will perform additional drive by inspections as the schedule permits. Click on the link to download the Extra Patrol Request Form.


Radar Trailer Request

You can request to have the Marvin radar trailer placed in your neighborhood or other area where speeding is a problem by filling out a Radar Request Form. Radar trailer request forms should be submitted to Christina Amos, Village Manager.


Golf Cart Ordinance                                                                                   

Golf carts are permitted on certain public streets within the Village of Marvin. Click the link below to view the ordinance, which includes a list of approved streets for golf cart use, along with provisions for operating golf carts, on public streets.


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Christina Amos
Village Manager

Phone: (704) 843-1680, Press 7
Fax: (704) 843-1660
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Ed Swan
Deputy Sheriff

Phone: (704) 843-1680, Press 8
Fax: (704) 843-1660
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Justin Keziah
Deputy Sheriff

Phone: (704) 843-1680, Press 8
Fax: (704) 843-1660
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