BPD at a Glance

The Burlington Police Department is one of the top police departments in the state of North Carolina and even the nation. Our officers are highly trained and passionate about the community they serve, and we provide excellent opportunities for staff development and advancement. We encourage prospective employees and everyone to explore below the different units our officers and civilian staff have the chance to be involved in with us.

  1. Criminal Investigations Division
  2. Community Relations Division
  3. Patrol
  4. School Resource Officers
  5. K9 Unit
  6. SWAT
  7. Traffic Unit
  8. Training Section
  9. Professional Staff

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The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of three different units: Special Victims, Major Crimes, and Mobile Detectives. There are currently fifteen (15) detectives throughout the division. An SVU detective is responsible for investigating cases that involve domestic violence, child or elder abuse, and other cases of a sensitive nature. They receive specialized training in unique investigative tactics for investigating these types of crimes and interacting with their victims. Major crimes detectives are responsible for investigative shootings or other major violent crimes cases. They handle gang-related and other similar types of cases. The mobile detectives handle fraud and breaking and entering cases. They respond to new incidents to ensure that all important information is gathered. 

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