Our focus at the Kannapolis Police Department is to foster productive meaningful relationships with our citizens. In doing so together we can reduce crime and maintain our city as a safe and secure environment to live, work, and play.

Members of the Kannapolis Police Department embrace the established values of the City of Kannapolis: 









Each year the Kannapolis Police Department presents annual service awards to recognize a sworn and civilian employee who possess an exceptional reputation for personal honesty and integrity that is beyond reproach. Recipients of these awards conduct their personal and professional lives in a manner that is consistent with the agency’s code of ethics and core values of the Department which are Excellence, Pride, Integrity and Stewardship. Each recipient has a positive and direct influence on others by living their life in a manner that reflects well on themselves and their profession.

The Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award is presented to a sworn officer displaying these characteristics while the Norma C. Howard Memorial Service Award is presented to a civilian employee. On Monday, May 15, Investigator T.R. Hinton was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Award and Administrative Assistant Deena Chavis received the Norma C. Howard Award. Each of these recipients embodies the principles that these awards are meant to represent. They have established high standards of personal conduct and their moral and ethical behavior have gained them the respect of their peers and the community they serve.



Deena Chavis
Norma C. Howard Memorial Award Recipient


School Resource Officer Grayson Downs received the Officer of the Year Award from the Rowan Lion’s Club at the Respect for Law Breakfast held in Salisbury on Tuesday, May 9.

Grayson Downs
Lions Club Officer of the Year Award Recipient


Captain Pat Patty received the Robert Jackson Eury Memorial Award at the Cabarrus Law Day ceremonies in Concord on Friday, May 5.


Pat Patty
Robert Jackson Eury Memorial Award Recipient 



Fingerprint Services ** Note New Schedule & Procedures**

The Kannapolis Police Department provides fingerprint services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Fingerprinting services are limited to Cabarrus and Rowan County residents only.  The only exception to outside residency requirements, will be for those individuals who will be employed by a business or attending school within Cabarrus or Rowan County. You must show county of residency or proof of place of employment.   Click here for additional information or by calling the Records Division at (704-920-4129).        


Get the MyPD App For Kannapolis Police Now

Placing law enforcement and public safety services at your fingertips! The MyPD app is built to connect the public to their local police and allow the community to become more involved right from your smartphone. The MyPD app is free to download and does not require you to sign in or sign up to use the app. Click the icon below to download. 

Incident Reports and Crime Tips

Click below to Report/Search an Incident

Click below to Report a Crime Tip 


Click here for information on how to file a complaint against a police department employee. Spanish version


Identity Theft 

Click here for important information on identity theft from the Federal Trade Commission.


 "If You See Something, Say Something™"

You play a role in protecting your community. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. "If You See Something, Say Something™" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness–building, partnerships, and other outreach.

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center by calling 1-888-624-7222. 

Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious

Suspicious activity reporting indicators and examples can be found by clicking here.
 For further information from Homeland Security please click here


The Kannapolis Police Department has achieved and maintains Advanced Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This is the highest level of law enforcement accreditation and insures professional excellence. Law Enforcement accreditation is a distinction shared by a small percentage of law enforcement agencies nationwide. Consequently, maintaining this official recognition confirms that our department must adhere to strict rules and guidelines governing our policies, procedures, practices and processes. Even more, by participation in CALEA, the Kannapolis Police Department undergoes a rigorous audit to ensure compliance with all applicable standards.    

 Additional Resources

NC Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry
NC Department of Corrections Public Access Page
NC State Bureau of Investigations Crime Statistics
NC Governor's Highway Safety Program
NC Department of Justice
Department of Homeland Security
National Crime Prevention Council
Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
Kannapolis Addiction Recovery Centers
Drug Treatment Center Finder