The City of Lenoir Police Department works in partnership with the community to anticipate, define, and meet the needs of our city with respect to public safety, community well-being, and law enforcement.

Police Reports

Please call 828-757-2100 to obtain police reports such as arrest and incident records.

Crash Reports

Crash reports investigated by all of North Carolina's law enforcement agencies are forwarded to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The public may obtain copies of crash reports from the DMV one of two ways:

  • By calling 919-861-3098
  • By mailing a request TR-67A form to:
    • NCDOT-DMV Traffic Records Section
      3106 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, NC 27697-3106

The DMV will provide certified copies at a cost of $5.50 and citizens must fill out a TR-67A form.

Click the following link to go to the DMV website and read more about crash reports and to download the TR-67A form, https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/records-reports/Pages/crash-reports.aspx

Message from the Chief

Our employees are committed to providing the absolute best customer service in everything we do, even when the toughest of situations make that difficult. We train our officers to 'treat others as they would have their families treated; police behavior rather than people; and try to do good with every action.' We welcome your suggestions, compliments, and complaints and will do all we can to learn from our mistakes and help others understand a law enforcement officer's perspective. 

Our core values and principles aren't just words on a wall - they guide our conduct and decisions; we accept nothing less. If at any time you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 828-757-2100.

- Chief Brent Phelps

Mission, Vision, & Core Values and Principles


The mission of the Lenoir Police Department shall be to work in partnership with the community, to anticipate, define, and meet the needs of our city in the areas of public safety, community well-being and law enforcement.


It is the vision of the Lenoir Police Department to continue our pursuit of excellence by providing the highest quality of police services, enhancing public safety, and improving the quality of life for future generations.

Core Values

We as members of the Lenoir Police Department believe in the Core Values of:

  • Mutual Respect of the unique qualities of each individual who contributes to the overall well-being of our department and the community we serve
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior, serving all people with honesty, compassion, and respect
  • Open Partnership between the police and the community
  • Public Service to be responsive, courteous and effective
  • Professionalism by staying current with new trends and standards in the field of law enforcement

Core Principles

We, as members of the Lenoir Police Department, exercise the Core Principles of:

  • Courage to do what is morally and legally solid, despite fear of criticism, retribution, or physical injury
  • Character to serve first, then lead, in a fair, honest, and ethical manner
  • Accountability in holding ourselves and our colleagues to an unimpeachable standard of professional behavior and service