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

The Kannapolis Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Joseph Galyan for his recent designation as a Master Police Officer (MPO). This is a very rigorous and advanced step in the department’s career development path. There are many requirements needed to obtain the MPO status, only some of which are: at least 6 years service, intermediate police certificate, many hours of specialized and advanced training, active field training officer status, and above standard rating on annual employee evaluations. Officer Galyan is assigned to patrol squad A where he serves as a K9 officer.with his partner, Banner He has been with the department since July of 2011. He and his wife Trisha have 1 daughter(Stella) and currently live in Mt. Pleasant.

On April 14, 2018 between the hours of 03:00 – 06:30 am, there were several businesses in Kannapolis that were burglarized. The businesses included Park Road Soda Shop - 800 Rodgers Lake Road, NAPA - 1715 N. Cannon Blvd., Towel City Re-tread - 1601 N. Ridge Ave. and Gio’s Tires - 1404 S. Main Street. The male suspect in these crimes is of an unknown race, wearing white shoes, blue jeans, light blue hoodie with a distinct set of gloves. The vehicle is described as a four door Honda, light greyish-green in color. Other businesses throughout Rowan and Cabarrus Counties were burglarized during the same time frame. NAPA - 1018 S. Main St., China Grove, Kar-Mar Tire - 5935 Old Salisbury-Concord Rd, BK Tire and Auto Repair - 2289 S. US 29 Hwy, China Grove and the Shell Gas Station - 2020 Kannapolis Hwy, Concord. On April 15, 2018 between the hours of 04:30 – 06:00 am, there were eight vehicles broken into near the Cloverleaf Parkway area, Kannapolis. Surveillance video also shows the vehicle is the same Honda with the same suspect wearing dark colored jeans and a black hoodie. The suspect is using some type of bar or tire iron to bust out the car windows and the front doors of businesses. The suspect is using a smash and grab method and is only in the the vehicles and business for seconds. The Kannapolis Police Department requests anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect’s location to call 704-920-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463 (CRIME). A reward is available for anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case. The public can also post or direct message the agency on our social media pages, @kannapolis911 on Twitter or Kannapolis911 on Facebook. For additional information or questions, you can contact Sergeant Chris L. Fisher at 704.920.4059 / cfisher@kannapolisnc.gov. Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, City of Concord Public Safety - Fire, Police, Communications, Emergency MgtRowan County Sheriff's Office

Kannapolis Police Department Awarded National Accreditation The Kannapolis Police Department has once again been awarded national accreditation. This is the seventh consecutive time the agency has achieved the accreditation honor. Deputy Police Chief Terry Clanton, along with Accreditation Manager Lori Parker accepted the award at a recently held conference of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). “We are extremely proud to have maintained our accredited status over the years,” said Chief Woody Chavis. “Maintaining this elite status shows that we consistently serve our community with professionalism, dignity, and respect. Our mission is to insure that the citizens of Kannapolis have a safe place to call home.” Police accreditation is a voluntary process. By going through it, a police department invites an independent outside review to ensure the department has the most up-to-date policies, procedures, and training. This ensures that a department uses the best practices for law enforcement to deliver exceptional services to its residents, businesses, and visitors. Each law enforcement agency seeking accreditation is provided with a manual containing over 480 individual standards addressing all facets of law enforcement management, operations, and support functions. Accredited agencies must maintain compliance with all applicable mandatory standards and at least 80% of other than mandatory standards. The Kannapolis Police Department was found to be in compliance with all mandatory standards and 96% of the other than mandatory standards. CALEA conducted an on-site assessment in December 2017, when two representatives spent four days in Kannapolis. They reviewed files, interacted with employees, spoke to citizens, and rode-along with officers on patrol. Accreditation strengthens an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities. Being accredited can limit an agency’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for law enforcement have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.

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2018 Citizens Police Academy - Use of Force

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The Kannapolis Police Department is currently involved in a police department incident in the 2800 block of Lane Street. In addition to Kannapolis Fire Department is also conducting a land search training exercise in the 2700 block of Brantley Road. Although these incidents are close together they are not related.

KFD is currently out on a working fire in an apartment complex off of Richard Avenue. So far no injuries have been reported and crews have the fire contained to one apartment. Several occupants have been displaced. American Red Cross will be assisting.

Kannapolis Fire conducting land search training today. Land search operations are often utilized to locate missing children or adults.

Officer “Rowdy” is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois that was born in Hungary and brought to the US by Southern Police Canine Inc. in Nashville, North Carolina. Officer “Rowdy” and his handler Officer Alan Galyan received their training at SPCI during a 6-week course by Mark Mills and Ritchie Price. After completing school, Officer “Rowdy” was brought to Kannapolis Police Department where he serves in patrol with handler Officer Galyan. Officer “Rowdy” is a dual-purpose canine meaning he is certified in narcotics and tracking along with handler protection and apprehension. Officer “Rowdy” lives at home with his handler in Concord and enjoys spending his days off training with Officer Galyan and enjoys going to work even more with his handler. Officer “Rowdy” enjoys searching vehicles for narcotics and tracking suspects. He has a high work drive and is happy at his new home at Kannapolis PD. “We are very happy to have added “Rowdy” to our family,” says Chief Woody Chavis. “He is young, eager to work, and help to protect the citizens of Kannapolis.”

Please join me in congratulating Officer Chris Howard in obtaining his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Officer Howard has been employed with the agency for 6 years and has 1,916 of professional training. Officer Howard is currently assigned to Patrol Squad D.(JML)

Kannapolis Fire is conducting a controlled burn off of Concord Lake Road near Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. The burn should be complete by 1 p.m. . These burns are conducted in order to allow firefighters to experience real fire conditions in a controlled environment.