Crime Stoppers 704-736-8909
Crime Prevention & Training:
Criminal Investigations & Narcotics:
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.
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.
-Rodney Jordan, Chief of Police
- 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.
- 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours
Telephone: 704-736-8900 (Non-Emergency)
Attn: Police Dept.
P.O. Drawer 617
Lincolnton, NC 28093
627 E Main St.
Lincolnton, NC 28092