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

             

 

 

 

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.

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 

 

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

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