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Bailey crime down, speeding up

Posted on July 16, 2021

Updated on July 19, 2021

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Officer Grace Kane of the Bailey Police Department operates a lidar gun, which uses light opposed to sound in radar to more accurately measure speed, in July 2019.

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Officer Grace Kane of the Bailey Police Department operates a lidar gun, which uses light opposed to sound in radar to more accurately measure speed, in July 2019. | 252-265-8117



BAILEY — Crime in this small southern Nash County town continues to drop, police officials say, but speeding remains an issue.

Between January and June, Bailey police responded to five reported crimes, according to information from interim Police Chief Cathy Callahan. That’s an average of just one case per month.

Police Commissioner Joel Killion said Callahan and Officer Grace Kane have worked to make a difference in Bailey.

Another area the police want to improve is speeding through town.

“The Bailey Police Department is aware of the speeding violations reported by various citizens and is working diligently to address it,” Killion said.

State transportation officials are replacing downed speed limit signs around town and installing new signs as needed, said Shawn Lucas, the town’s zoning administrator and code enforcement officer.

Killion said some residents have asked for the town speed limit to be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph.

“This is something I can bring up to the mayor and board to see what they think,” Killion said.

Callahan suggested during a recent town meeting that Bailey invest in a portable speed bump that could be strategically placed on non-state-maintained roads where speeding is a problem. The town could also look into installing permanent speed bumps to help enforce speed limits.

Killion thanked residents for their patience as the Bailey Board of Commissioners reviews applications for the open police chief position.

“It is my aim to have the department fully staffed as soon as possible,” Killion said.

Killion posted his email address,, on the town’s social media pages, asking anyone with thoughts or suggestions to contact him.

“I welcome your input,” Killion said.

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