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

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The Kannapolis Police Department would like to thank Ms. Judy Lane of Kannapolis for her donation of 10 handmade fleece blankets to be distributed among the city’s homeless population as the weather turns colder. Ms. Lane spent numerous hours meticulously making the blankets and said she only hopes they can make someone’s night just a little better. Officer Justin Scarborough will be responsible for coordinating with Ms. Lane to pick up blankets in the future and distribute them to officers so they can be given away as needed.


Officer Cory Kluttz has successfully completed the NCJA SRO Certificate Program.

Officer Wilson being issued a citation by Trinity King while attending Trunk and Treat at Kannapolis Charter Academy. JML

Reports of minor flash flooding and several roads blocked due to trees down including this incident on Rainbow Drive near Mooresville Road. https://t.co/KcJoQzqyKa

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Kannapolis Fire is conducting training exercises downtown this week. All streets will remain open during training.

Sergeant Jamie Beach and Officer Jennifer Mackey were invited by Toys For Tots area coordinator, Kenneth Brenner and Toys "R" Us, to select a generous amount of toys for the program. We thank the Toys For Tots organization for making this program successful every year in our community.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Interstate 85 southbound is currently shut down between Lane St and Dale Earnhardt Blvd due to an accident. Avoid the area if possible, use Hwy 29 as an alternate.

Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to assist the Kannapolis community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the Kannapolis Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents. 1.Small children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. 2.Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. 3.Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined by an adult. 4.All fruit should be cut and and closely examined before eating. 5.Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes. 6.Never invite children into your home. 7.Children should never accept rides from strangers. 8.Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys. 9.Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night. 10.Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know. 11.Instruct children not to stray from their group. 12.A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating. 13.Adult escorts should carry flashlights. 14.If possible, don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night. 15.Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night. 16.Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities. 17.Parents should know what route their children will be taking. 18.All costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material. 19.Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes. 20.Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material. 21.Realistic replica firearms should never be used. 22.Masks should not be worn if they impair vision. 23.Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision. 24.Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking. 25.Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.

Community Service officers, Sergeant Jamie Beach and Officer Cory Klutz, participated in the Fire Truck Parade and 100th Birthday of the Kannapolis Fire Department held on October 1st. They enjoyed interacting with all of the visitors and handing out pencils and stickers to the children.

KFD currently on a working mobile home fire off of Kannapolis Pkwy/I-85. Crews arriving with heavy involvement.

N Cannon near E 26th St remains closed for utility repairs from an earlier traffic accident. Landis power advises outage expected. https://t.co/ktKXzOZQen

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kannapolis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Kannapolis YMCA at 101 YMCA Dr. Kannapolis, NC 28081. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Officer G.M. Downs (704)920-4057 or gdowns@kannapolisnc.gov.

Car Show for the upcoming 2017 Cops Target Kids for Christmas Program. October 7 from 8am to 2pm at 2830 South Main Street, Kannapolis. Independent Tribune, Salisbury Post

Kannapolis Police Department’s K9 Banner has received body armor Kannapolis Police Department’s K9 Banner has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Banner’s vest was sponsored by Cabarrus Events Association of Kannapolis, NC and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Cabarrus Events Association”. K-9 “Banner” is a 2 year old Belgian Malinois that was born in Hungary and brought to the US by Southern Police Canine Inc. in Nashville, NC. K-9 “Banner” and his handler Officer Joseph Galyan received their training at Southern Police Canine Inc. during the summer of 2016. “Banner” is a dual purpose canine, trained in patrol work and narcotics detection. He enjoys spending his days off training with Officer Galyan. “Banner” has a high work drive and is happy at his new home at the Kannapolis Police Department. He is extremely excited to receive his new ballistic vest by Vested Interest. “We are very thankful to the Cabarrus Events Association for their compassion, and generosity to get “Banner” a vest, said Police Chief Woody Chavis. Our canines are a big part of our law enforcement family and they deserve the extra protection that body armor affords them. “Banner” and the entire police department are very grateful for this contribution.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. (TLS)

The Kannapolis Police Department would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Janet Dalton. When hearing that the Kannapolis Police Department was collecting items for the Houston Police Department she reached out to other gracious people and collected much-needed items to support the Houston area police officers while they continue to deal with the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Thank you, Janet and all who have contributed. jrs

KFD has controlled a house fire off of Flicker St. No injuries reported. https://t.co/aAIuQbapBr