Kannapolis Police Department

  • Agency: Kannapolis Police Department
  • Address: 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, 28081 NC
  • Chief: James "Woody" Chavis (Chief of Police)

Kannapolis Police Department is located at 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, 28081 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is James "Woody" Chavis. The Kannapolis Police Department phone number is 704-920-4000.

Kannapolis Police Department News

Blue Line Brotherhood Officer of the year Sergeant Jason Hinson This year’s recipient began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department April 12, 2000. During his almost 18 years of service, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Canine Handler, and Canine Coordinator. During July of 2010, this officer was promoted to Sergeant and still holds that rank. Additionally, this Sergeant currently serves as a negotiator. At home, this officer is married with 3 children and 1 grandchild. His wife describes him as passionate about police work, family, and serving Jesus. She stated he is a husband and father who his wife and children admire and respect. His children value his opinion and often come to him for advice on life decisions. As seen in the bible, men are to be leaders in their house, love their wives as Christ loved the church, and manage their children well. All of which is evident in this officer’s life. Approximately 1 year and a half ago, this officer created a homeless ministry called Aqua 14 Ministries. Currently still leading Aqua 14, this officer coordinates and cooks approximately 100 meals every Tuesday for homeless. With the goal to build relationships and lead others to Christ while serving the less fortunate, this ministry is just one more example of his true heart. Finally, during the summer of 2017, this officer saw a Face Book post from a Kannapolis Police Department Communicator stating her husband Brian was in need of a kidney transplant. This officer began the testing process only to find out he was able to donate a kidney but was not a match for Brian. However, this officer remained medical partners with Brian and they were paired with another set of partners on the other side of the country. In September of 2017, this officer underwent surgery to donate a kidney to someone he had never met thousands of miles away. While a kidney arrived for Brian in Kannapolis, NC on a plane, this officer’s kidney was then flown back thousands of miles and utilized for a kidney transplant. This officer spent 6 days in the hospital and several weeks out of work during recovery for one of the most selfless acts, I have ever seen. The Kannapolis Police Department acknowledges that this is a great honor and we want to honor his unselfish and great compassion!

Thank you to the first-grade students at Forest Park Elementary School for taking the time to make us these cards. The officers enjoyed reading them this morning before starting their shifts! We are very fortunate to be part of such a great community!!(bej)

UPDATED, 85 has reopened however as temps drop, driving conditions are worsening. Be safe if you must be out. NCSHPdiverting Interstate 85 traffic around Dale Earnhardt to China Grove due to several accidents on I-85 including a jackknifed tractor-trailer. Southbound Lane is closing between Lane Street and Highway 152 China Grove.

Roads are treacherous in some places and snowfall may cause poor visibility. If you must drive, please remember to decrease your speed and increase your following distance. Everyone please be safe and enjoy the snow! (BEJ)

PSA - We are aware of the power problems in the city. We are attempting to get officers at the major intersections for traffic control as staffing allows.

The Kannapolis Police Department would like to thank you for your assistance on 01/10/2018. We had reports of 3 missing persons during the day. We reached out to you through our reverse 911 system (CTY) to ask for your help in locating them and you responded in a big way. All 3 individuals were located and were safe due to information that we received from you, our community. So thanks, and have a great day! (DMW)

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Mooresville Road has been reopened from the earlier accident.

Target, Target Kannapolis, Kannapolis City Schools, Hilbish Ford, Main Street Pizza Company, KFC, Stewart-Haas Race Shop, Cabarrus County EMS, Publix, Publix. Five years ago, the Kannapolis Police Department partnered with Kannapolis City School System to help identify disadvantaged children in the community. The program titled “Cops Target© Kids for Christmas” identifies the real needs of these children and helps in meeting those needs. The program pairs a child up with a Police Officer on a special day where the two will spend time together shopping at Target© which is one of our other key community partners. The child will enjoy a meal from other community sponsors and have a chance to meet and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. Each child will have $300 dollars to spend while shopping and are required to spend at least half on clothing. In addition, Publix donated meal certificates that can be utilized at their stores for our project. “Cops Target© Kids at Christmas” has continued to grow because of its great success and the generosity of benefactors. Due to their kindness and generosity we along with our sponsors, we were able to provide over 40 children with a brighter and happier Christmas.

Mooresville Road between Rainbow Drive and Bethpage Road is currently shut down due to an accident. Use an alternate route as it may be closed for an extended time.

Congratulations Officer Matthew Menius for obtaining your Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

KFD on scene of a working house fire on Dale Earnhardt Blvd near downtown. No injuries reported although occupants have been displaced. Assistance provided by KPD, CEMS, Concord Fire, Landis Fire and American Red Cross.

Merry Christmas from the Kannapolis Police Department. (DMW)

Target, Target Kannapolis, Kannapolis City Schools, Hilbish Ford, Main Street Pizza Company, KFC, Stewart-Haas Race Shop, Cabarrus County EMS, Publix, Publix. Five years ago, the Kannapolis Police Department partnered with Kannapolis City School System to help identify disadvantaged children in the community. The program titled “Cops Target© Kids for Christmas” identifies the real needs of these children and helps in meeting those needs. The program pairs a child up with a Police Officer on a special day where the two will spend time together shopping at Target© which is one of our other key community partners. The child will enjoy a meal from other community sponsors and have a chance to meet and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. Each child will have $300 dollars to spend while shopping and are required to spend at least half on clothing. In addition, Publix donated meal certificates that can be utilized at their stores for our project. “Cops Target© Kids at Christmas” has continued to grow because of its great success and the generosity of benefactors. Due to their kindness and generosity we along with our sponsors, we were able to provide over 40 children with a brighter and happier Christmas.

We would like to thank everyone for the goodies provided to the patrol division.

Officers of Patrol Squad D were excited to go throughout their day passing out gifts, hopefully making others day brighter. (JML)