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Rodney Jordan, Chief of Police


Police Chief Rodney Jordan joined the department in October 2009. Chief Jordan began his law enforcement career with the Lenoir Police Department where he worked 14 years in many different areas of the department. He has held the title of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant. Chief Jordan holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Western Piedmont Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University. He has logged thousands of hours of continuing education courses and is a certified General Instructor. Chief Jordan holds a Criminal Investigations certification with the North Carolina Justice Academy and has completed the Carolina Command College sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Chief Jordan is a member of the North Carolina Police Executives Committee and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Jordan and his wife Christi have two children, Melanie and Riley.

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Lincolnton Police Department’s home page. I hope that you find the information both easy to read and navigate. I encourage you to visit our home page often as we will update our site from time to time with any new and exciting news.  It is our overall goal as an agency, to work with the community to form a joint partnership to not only enforce criminal laws, but to deter and prevent criminal activity when possible. The Lincolnton Police Department is comprised of some of the most dedicated and committed individuals that I have ever had the privilege to work with and I am proud to serve as your Chief of Police. Please take a moment to look over some of the programs that we offer to the community at the bottom of our page.

I encourage you to visit us at the Police Department and get to know the officers who serve in your community. If you see us out and about, stop to say hello and ask any questions you may have. We are dedicated to providing our community with the highest level of customer service while also maintaining the quiet and safe environment that makes Lincolnton a great place to live, work, and play.


Police Recruitment Video



Cindy Monday, Captain


Police Records

Cindy Sain, Records Supervisor

Martha Dotson

Candice Fitzgerald

Dana Hicks

Patty Lineberger

Crime Prevention/Training

Matt Painter , Lieutenant Crime Prevention and Training


Criminal Investigations

Brian Greene, Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations


Jason Munday , Investigations Sergeant

Det. Dennis Harris

Det. Ashley Boyles

Det. Dwayne McAllister

Patrol Division

Lt. Tony Hallman


Lt. Kenny Shrum


Lt. Dwite Shehan


Lt. Randy Willis


Patrol Division Sergeants

John Caudle

Spencer Summers

William Vaughn

Brent Heavner

Police Officers

Robert Barlowe

Tiffany Gentry

Jennifer Greene

Richard Harrington

Tyler Hart

Robert Hayes III

Brandon Hunsucker (SRO)

Kameron Keener

Chad Lail

Isaiah Mathews

Charles McGinley

David Mocanu

Tony Potts

Michael Reep

Mark Sain





Terry Burgin

Rick Hensley

Rick Lynn


The City of Lincolnton Police Department, comprised of 37 full time employees is responsible for the enforcement of municipal, state and federal laws and the safety and general well-being of the citizens and visitors of Lincolnton. The activities of the police department include criminal investigations, traffic and accident investigations, patrol, crime prevention, public information and records maintenance.

Mission Statement

  • Establish meaningful working relationships by partnering with all facets of the community.
  • Improve police/community relations by building a bridge of trust between the police and the community, and by changing the perceptions of each toward the other.
  • Enhance the prevention of crime by encouraging community residents to become the eyes and ears of the police.
  • Reduce the fear of crime by removing physical and social signs of disorder.
  • Proactively eliminate criminal opportunity before people become victimized.
  • React and respond responsibly to calls for service from every citizen.
  • Find support within all branches of government, local business leaders, churches, and other resources which can be developed through communities working together.
  • Enhance community relations and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided.
  • Challenge all community leaders to contribute to the community’s overall quality of life through varied services consistent with rules of law and the expectations of the community.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe in responding to the needs of our communities.
  • We believe in honesty and mutual respect for all people.
  • We believe in creating a safer environment for our citizens by working together as a team.

Crime Prevention Programs

Crime Reports.com

This program is a partnership with the online crime mapping service CrimeReports.com to keep the public informed about crime in the Lincolnton community.  Lincolnton residents can now access information for free at CrimeReports.com empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community.



This program calls and checks on elderly individuals or seniors that live alone and wish to be contacted by the police department on a regular weekday basis.

Merchants Alert

This program allows police to notify a list of merchants as to current criminal activity they should be alert for and what to do if the people committing the crime are in their business.


This program partners a law enforcement officer with a 3rd grade school classroom for the school year. An annual spring picnic brings together all of the adopted classes for one party.

Hospital Watch

This program is designed for employees and personnel of hospitals to inform them of safety and crime prevention steps available to them in a hospital setting.

Community Watch

This is one of the oldest types of programs and concepts in preventing crime in a specific neighborhood. The program’s success is based on the citizens’ involvement.

National Night Out

Annual event hosted by “block captains” in a specific neighborhood on a specific night set by the National Crime Prevention Council to lawfully protest crime.

Operation Alert

Businesses fill out a contact sheet of information about whom the police should call in the event something is wrong at the business after hours. A corresponding sticker and number are placed on the business property that can be viewed by the officer.

Fleet Watch

Public and private fleet based company drivers are taught what is “suspicious” and probably should be reported to police. The drivers become extra eyes and ears for law enforcement.

NC Church Watch

Church staff is instructed in crime prevention strategies and security for places of worship.

Operation Identification

An engraver is used to mark personal property with a social security number. In the event of theft from one jurisdiction and a recovery in another, the social security number not only serves as a way to identify the property, but also allows a trace back to the owner.


General Information:

Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours
Telephone: 704-736-8900 (non-emergency)
Fax: 704-736-8904

Mailing Address:

PO Box 617

Lincolnton, NC 28093



Street Address:

627 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092