Today the department has 17 full time sworn Officers, three reserve Officers and two civilian records clerks. The Department has an annual operating budget for the fiscal year 2006 - 2007 of just over 1.5 million dollars. The department has a career development program and places an emphases on professional training. The Town of Kitty Hawk has 3468 year round residents. That number increases to around 17,000 to 20,000 during the summer months with the influx of visitors and vacationers.