Annual Report

From our Chief

I am proud to present this Annual Report on behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Lenoir Police Department. It is our goal that you find this information to be useful and informative.

The year of 2019 has been full of work and accomplishments for the Lenoir Police Department.  We completed our first full year of NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) documentation with zero deficiencies.  Our agency completed an audit with North Carolina Training and Standards in March of 2019 with no deficiencies.  The department re-structured the traffic unit, certified all UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) pilots and was able to get our UAV program fully functional.  We also retired two K-9’s and acquired two new K-9’s (with new handlers) and placed them into service.  Our men and women worked hard this year to combat the nationwide opioid crisis.  This nationwide opioid crisis will continue to be a focus for law enforcement and our communities.  In 2019, we were successful at saving 18 lives with the administration of Narcan while responding to overdose calls.

The law enforcement profession is constantly changing, and we have to strive to excel with every challenge in making them opportunities for growth and development for our department and community. Our core principles of Courage, Character and Accountability guide the decision-making process for our officers. We stress "Going Above and Beyond" with great customer service in every possible situation. Our officers focus on "treating people like you want your family treated" and they care about "doing the right thing in every situation". Law Enforcement has to work hand in hand with the community on a daily basis to provide safest environment possible. We care about our community because we are members of our community.

As you review the information in this year’s report, please feel free to contact myself or any member of our leadership team if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We will do our best to address them.

The following are some highlights from our 2019 report:

Departmental Training

  • 8,477 hours

Extra Duty Activities

  • 427 projects
  • 2,478 man-hours

Enforcement Activity

  • 4,008 felony and misdemeanor arrests
  • 6,114 traffic stops
  • 60 use of force incidents

Crimes

  • 315 crimes against persons
  • 570 crimes against society
  • 1,195 crimes against property
  • 395 Group B offenses

Calls For Service

  • 24,086 calls for service
  • 9,678 special/house checks
  • 864 call follow-ups

Traffic Enforcement

  • 871 crashes with property damage
  • 183 crashes with injuries
  • 1 fatality
  • 4,030 citations and 2,375 warning tickets

Communications

  • 36,244 admin calls
  • 5,057 emergency 911 calls
  • 43,111 entered CAD calls

Investigations Division

  • 2,486 criminal cases on the books
  • 243 nuisance cases
  • 3,054 evidence items received and 4,193 destroyed
  • 42,234 total items in evidence inventory
  • $65,833 recovered stolen property
  • $452,025 recovered stolen vehicles
  • $1,217,640 illegal narcotics seized
  • $146,134 cash and property seized

Other Stats

  • 51 overdoses
  • 23 Narcan use (18 lives saved)
  • 95 involuntary commitments
  • 15 background investigations 
  • 18 ABC permit applications
  • 373 Crime Stopper tips