There are a variety of services the public may need from the Burlington Police Department. We offer fingerprinting for application services and vacation watches. You can sign up for our Notify Me service to get non-emergency updates from the city. We also offer crime prevention tips and advice on how to set up a community watch. You can find out how to reclaim your property or check our lost and found items. You can also access an accident report (external link) if you have been involved in an accident or obtain an incident report if you have had other issues. You can also offer feedback on our department.
The Burlington Police Department is involved with the community in a variety of ways. We participate in National Night Out, host Coffee with a Cop events, and every year we do a Shop with a Cop program for children during Christmas. There are also a variety of ways to get involved with BPD. The easiest way for the community to get involved with BPD is by going on a ride-along or participating in our Community Academy. (We also offer our Community Academy in Spanish.) We have a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities. You can also take a tour of the department or have someone from BPD speak at your event. We also offer two community programs for youth, Junior Police Academy and Explorer Post. We have offered a summer youth tour program for high school students who are interested in a career in law enforcement. We have several D.A.R.E. instructors who teach it in our local elementary and middle schools. We also encourage community members to apply to be on our Community Police Advisory Team, which will provide feedback to the department and communicate community issues and concerns.
More Community Involvement:
Residents that wish to see first-hand what patrol officers encounter in their day-to-day activities may apply to go on a Ride-Along for a chance to accompany an officer while on duty. (They will need to fill out an application.) Residents who wish to better understand the broad scope of police work may sign up for our community academy. Each year the department participates in National Night Out, a program where officers go into the community to meet residents, share crime prevention tips and create positive relationships with the people they serve. To find out more information about each of these programs, please select the appropriate link below.
Our Community Partners:
Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington Recreation and Parks, Lab Corp, Positive Attitude Youth Center, Alamance Partnership for Children, the Alamance Alliance, Cardinal Innovations, Lost Souls Ministry, Centro Comunidad, Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community, the Department of Social Services, the Health Department, Alamance Community College, the United Way, Goodwill Industries, the Alamance Burlington School System, and many more.