Police

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: 

Excellence

Professionalism

Integrity

Stewardship

 

 

 

Promotions

Chief Woody Chavis is pleased to announce the following promotions effective August 31, 2016: 

 

Jamie Livengood has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  He began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in April 1999. In July 2001 he was designated as one of the agency’s K-9 Handlers and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in May 2009. He served as Team Leader for the SRT (Special Response Team) and is a Field Training Officer.

Livengood is a 1993 graduate of North Rowan High School and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. He has completed 5267 hours of professional training.

The son of Carolyn Coley and James Livengood of Hope Mills, NC, Livengood is married to Crystal Burris Livengood. They have two children: a son, Tyler James Livengood, and a daughter, Cydney Brooke Livengood.

Jamie Beach has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  He began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in May 2004. In February 2005 he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Felony Investigator and was later reassigned to the Vice Narcotics Unit. He is a member of the agency’s Honor Guard Team, is a Negotiator for the agency’s SRT (Special Response Team), and was designated as Master Police Officer in January 2016.

Beach received a Unit Commendation with the Vice Narcotics Unit in May 2014, a Unit Commendation with the Felony Investigations Unit in May 2016, a Class “A” Commendation in May 2016, and the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award in May 2016.

He is a 1989 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and earned an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology from Rowan Cabarrus Community College. He holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. He has completed 2182 hours of professional training.

Beach is the son of Dyan Deangelis. He and his wife Vickie have two daughters, Jessica and Katlynn.

Travis Smith has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  He began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in August 2006. In October 2010 he was assigned as a member of the agency’s Honor Guard Team and designated as a Field Training Officer in March 2014. He was designated as Master Police Officer in January 2016.

He was presented with a Life Saving Award in March 2013 for actions performed in response to an emergency call in which the interior of a residence was fully engulfed in flames and smoke. The efforts of Officer Smith and others in extracting the victim from the burning residence saved the young man’s life.

Smith served in the United States Marine Corp from 1999 to 2005. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and is currently in the Army Reserves.

He is a 1999 graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School and holds an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and has completed 1797 hours of professional training.

   
 Lt. Jamie Livengood   Sgt. Jamie Beach   Sgt. Travis Smith

 

   

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Incident Reports and Crime Tips

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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

Accreditation

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