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: 















Burris Promoted to Police Sergeant

Mitchell “Dale” Burris has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the Kannapolis Police Department’s Patrol Division.

Burris joined the Kannapolis Police Department in June 2011 as a recruit. He has served as a Patrol Officer from his initial appointment until his assignment to the Traffic Unit in 2015. 

He has earned the designation as a Master Police Officer, is a member of the Honor Guard, a negotiator on the Special Response Team (SRT) and serves as a Field Training Officer.

Burris was the 2013 recipient of the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award and he has completed the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program through the North Carolina Justice Academy which requires over five hundred hours of training.

Burris holds an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and has completed 2,694 hours of professional training. 

Burris is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He and his wife, Holly Smith Burris, have twins: a daughter, Randi and a son, Cameron. He is the son of Roy and Sherri Burris of Mount Pleasant. 

Two Receive Life Saving Awards

Captain Daniel M. Wallace and Investigator Tony D. Peeler were recently presented with Life Saving Awards.

Wallace and Peeler responded to a call for service in reference to an unresponsive subject. When Wallace arrived on the scene the individual was unresponsive, blue in color and had no pulse. Wallace began CPR on the subject until the individual regained an intermittent pulse. Investigator Peeler then arrived on scene and assisted with the CPR. When Emergency Services arrived on scene the individual had a strong pulse and was transported to Atrium NorthEast. The subject was treated and released. The alert and noble actions of Wallace and Peeler during this crisis were critical in saving the life of the victim and were in keeping with the highest ideals of law enforcement and reflect great credit upon themselves and the Kannapolis Police Department.

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. 


Incident Reports and Crime Tips

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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.    

 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