Burlington Police Making News

                                                              We are proud of the achievements of our officers and staff. 

 

Our Burlington Police Officers became Pen Pals with students at Hillcrest Elementary School earlier this year.  Read about the kids and officers finally meeting for the first time.  A great experience for all involved!
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20161208/burlington-officers-second-graders-meet-their-pen-pals


The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in the Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, month-long Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.
This year the Burlington Police Department was able to raise $13,038.24 to assist in allowing these amazing athletes to receive uniforms, attend practice, and compete in their respective sports without any out of pocket expenses to the athletes or their families.  With your assistance this year we raised approximately $10,000 more than we raised last year during this same time period. 

 

The Burlington Police Department in it's efforts to reduce pedestrian involved crashes is giving free reflective vests and bracelets to citizens that walk or bike when it is dark.  Read about Sgt. Epps efforts to keep those who walk in Burlington safe.
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20161019/police-offer-pedestrians-reflective-bracelets

   
The Burlington Police Department has a detective working solely on investigating potential Human trafficking cases.  Click below and read about Detective Justin Parks and his efforts to bring awareness about human trafficking in our area.
http://myfox8.com/2016/10/04/human-trafficking-it-could-be-happening-in-our-backyard/

 
She made history in the Burlington Police Department 40 years ago becoming the department's first woman police officer, rising to the rank of Captain before her retirement.  Jackie Sheffield continues to serve the community, employed by the department's victim assistance program assisting the victims of domestic violence and other crimes.

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20160814/forty-years-later-bpds-first-female-officer-is-still-around-town


Stephanie Chatman and Kenyon Harris  carry on the careers they loved in emergency services by  running the Burlington Police and Fire Communications Center — making sure 911 callers get help.  Read about their careers here.
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20161009/finding-ways-to-serve  

 
Read about Burlington police officer and ATF task force officer Eric Watkins
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20160918/real-people-burlington-officer-takes-cases-to-next-level

  
Burlington Police Detective Richard Marsh creates bucket list for his retired K-9 partner Mishka!
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20160714/retired-k-9-tackles-bucket-list

 
Strengthening relationships with the Community: "We’ve been establishing an excellent relationship and working hand in hand with the NAACP to ensure that to best of our ability, the public understands what the mission of the police is, to gain a higher level of confidence that we are honorable and trustworthy and professional."
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20160716/keeping-faith