Citizens are asked to call Crimestoppers with any information regarding crime. All calls are confidential and information leading to an arrest is eligible for a reward. Visit Crimestoppers for more information.
We offer a ride-along program to Burlington residents. The program allows citizens to accompany patrol officers while on duty so they may get a glimpse into what it is like to patrol the city of Burlington. If you would like to go on a ride-along, you can apply here.
If you are a victim of a property crime, law enforcement will want to know the serial numbers of the stolen items. ReportIt allows you to store that information in a private account for easy access should you need to provide that information to the police. Register for an account here.
POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS
STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE BPD
Recruitment Open House:
On May 19, the Burlington Police Department will be hosting an open house. If you are interested in becoming an officer with the BPD then this is an excellent chance to come visit us and see what we are about. Click here for more information on our open house.
Asst. Chief Eric Kerns retired at the end of March after 30 years of deicated service. He will be missed by the department, but we are grateful for his time with us. Congratulations on your retirement, Asst. Chief Kerns! Read more about Kerns time with the department here.
Join Our Team:
The department is always looking for individuals who are eager to serve in their community. Apply here.
The Citizens' Academy is an opportunity for citizens to get an inside look at how the BPD works. Over a 10 week course, you will learn aspects of how to collect evidence, get a tour of the department, and hear a lesson from the chief. Click here for more information or to apply.
The department provides weekly updates to the top 10 most wanted individuals in the city. These individuals are wanted on felony or similar charges, and we appreciate any information citizens can provide. See the list here.
If you need access to your police report for any reason, you may request one by email. You will need to fill out your information, and our records department will respond as quickly as they can. Request your report here.
The Records Division provides fingerprint services to residents or employees in the city. More information here.
"The Burlington Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life, in partnership with our community, through fair and professional police services."
Policing with a Purpose:
Preserving the sanctity of life
Nurture and protect democracy
Ensure procedural justice and fundamental fairness
Spirit of service
Protect the community from harm
Treat all individuals with dignity and respect - the ethical foundation of policing