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: 








Now Accepting Applications for the Kannapolis Police Citizens Academy - Fall 2016 Session (September 8th - November 14th)

The Kannapolis Police Department Citizens Academy is designed to foster closer and meaningful relationships between the police department and the citizens we serve. Our goal is to have class participants become ambassadors not only for our department but for the law enforcement profession as a whole. In general citizens can only formulate their opinion of the police department by what they see on the news, or what they hear from others. The academy gives participants a transparent insight into all aspects of our police operations. We want them to experience a very comprehensive view that most people will never have the opportunity to see. The ten week program meets on Thursday evenings and is held twice a year in the spring and fall. If you are interested in experiencing a comprehensive view in the life of a police officer, then this academy is for you.

Reserve your spot by submitting the Application for Citizens Police Academy. All classes are held from 5:45 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday evenings at the Kannapolis Police Department except as noted. A meal is provided for each session. Graduation will be scheduled for a Monday night Kannapolis City Council meeting following the completion of the class. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 weeks to complete the program.

Week 1 - Department Orientation and Police Ethics and Internal Affairs
Week 2 - Patrol Operations
Week 3 - Use of Force
Week 4 - Firearms / Driving (week 4 class is held from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday)
Week 5 - Special Response Team / K-9
Week 6 - Traffic Enforcement
Week 7 - Traffic Enforcement & DWI Checkpoints
Week 8 - Criminal Investigations / Vice Narcotics
Week 9 - Crime Scene
Week 10 - Community Service & Communications 911


Kannapolis Police Recognizes Awards Recipients

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 16, Investigator Jamie Beach was presented with the Roger Dale Carter Award and Sr. Office Assistant Gayle Love 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.


In addition to these two highly coveted awards, several other members of Kannapolis Police Department were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions.

Lt. Daniel Wallace received an individual commendation in recognition of the development and planning of a highly detailed and comprehensive active shooter scenario staged at A.L. Brown High School. Daniel was also recognized for his implementation of and continued work with the Cops Target Kids for Christmas program.

Chief Woody Chavis, Investigator Tim Roth, and Administrative Assistant Candy Waller received the Life Saving Award for their actions utilizing cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED) when a vendor suffered cardiac arrest in Police Headquarters on March 31, 2016. These individuals were also recognized by Cabarrus County EMS and presented with the EMS Meritorious Service Award on April 14, 2016.

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was awarded a Unit Commendation for their incredible teamwork following a homicide on May 10. The tireless dedication of the entire unit resulted in making an arrest less than 36 hours after the deceased was discovered. Unit members are: Lt. Justin Smith, Sgt. Chris Hill, Sgt. Joe Yurco, Investigator Jeff Harrison, Investigator Tim Roth, Investigator David Horne, Investigator Jamie Beach, Investigator Jeremy Page, Investigator Bret Wilhelm, Investigator Travis Kiser, Investigator Lemar Harper, Investigator Tim Everett, and Administrative Assistant Deena Chavis.

Investigator Jamie Beach also received a Class “A” Commendation for his actions during an extremely emotional and volatile situation that occurred on March 14, 2016, involving a suicidal subject with a gun. Investigator Beach’s professionalism was over-shadowed only by his relentless efforts to save this distraught and suicidal individual’s life.

Investigator Lemar Harper 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 10.



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Fingerprint Services

The Kannapolis Police Department conducts fingerprint services Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information or by calling the Records Division at (704-920-4129).                                                                    



Identity Theft 

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 "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