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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: 














Incident Reports and Crime Tips

The Kannapolis Police Department would like to remind you that we offer various services online. You can do several things virtually to help us reduce contact with the public and do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to use these online services whenever possible. It is our commitment to you that every report filed online will be assigned to a Kannapolis Police Officer and that an Officer will be in contact with you to follow up.

Online reports are currently unavailable due to technical work underway. Please call 704-920-4000 to obtain copies of reports or file a report.

1. You can print a copy of an Incident Report.
2. You can print a copy of an Accident Report.
3. You can file a report of a non-emergency crime.

Offenses you may report online:

  • Vandalism / Damage to Property
  • Communicating Threats
  • Larceny / Stolen Property - Less than $1,000.00 Only
  • Lost Property
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Littering


Call 911 or the non-emergency number 704.920.4000 to report:

  • A crime that is in progress
  • A crime that is about to happen
  • Domestic violence
  • Fire
  • Injured persons
  • Life and death situations
  • Medical emergencies
  • Missing persons / Runaways
  • Someone breaking into your home or business
  • Stolen vehicle
  • Suspect who is still on the scene
  • Traffic accidents
  • Any incident where evidence may be collected

Click below to Report/Search an Incident



Click below to Report a Crime Tip


Please bear with us as we work to build this new P2C website. We are aware that Accident reports are not available to view or print at this time (we are working to resolve this issue). This Site is Currently Under Construction and we ask for your assistance as we continue to improve it. If you have suggestions or concerns, please contact Sergeant Furr at Thanks for your support.


Keeping Your Community Safe

There are many ways you can be a vigilant citizen and keep your family, your neighbors, and yourself safe. We have compiled different pieces of insight from experts in the field to shed light on the subject. Click here for A Guide to Being a Vigilant Citizen

Fingerprint Services 

The Kannapolis Police Department provides fingerprint services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Fingerprinting services are limited to Cabarrus and Rowan County residents. The only exception to outside residency requirements will be for those individuals who will be employed by a business or attending a school within Cabarrus or Rowan County. You must show county of residency or proof of place of employment or school attendance. Effective July 1, 2018, fingerprinting fees are $15 cash for Kannapolis residents and $25 cash for non-residents. Additional information can be found by clicking here or by contacting 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. 

Complaints Processing Procedures

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

Commend an Officer / Communicator / Other Employee

If you would like to recognize a Kannapolis Police Officer, Communicator, or other employee who has performed his or her duties in a manner in which you feel is exceptional and reflects favorably upon the officer/ employee and the Department, we encourage you to take a moment and tell us about it. 

Commendations may be made in person, by phone, mail or through the MyPD app.                                                              

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.


CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation Public Comment Portal 

The Kannapolis Police Department participates in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process. As a part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal located here: The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement with the community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster our pursuit of professional excellence. 

It is important to know that CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation. Standard titles may be viewed on the Law Enforcement - Standards Titles | CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. for more information on the CALEA Law Enforcement Standards. The Kannapolis Police Department is Advanced Law Enforcement Accredited (Tier 2) and complies with all applicable standards. Questions related to the accreditation process may be directed to the Accreditation Manager. 

Comments posted will be routed to the Regional Program Manager at the end of each week and shared back with the agency CEO as well as filed for the Compliance Services Manager and CALEA Assessor to access and review prior to upcoming web-based and site-based assessments.



 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