National and State Recognitions

The Department was first accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in April, 1989, and it has maintained its accredited status ever since, being re-accredited in May 2017. For more information on the department's accreditation, click here

  1. Executive of the Year 2018
  2. Officer Safety 2017
  3. Supervisors of the Year 2016
  4. RISE Nominees 2016
Lieutenant Alan Balog of the Burlington Police Department is the the N.C. Police Executive of the Year. Assistant Chief Chris Gaddis nominated Balog, and he was chosen from among 70 nominees. He has fourteen years of law enforcement experience and has been with the Burlington Police Deparmtent for six and a half years.

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