The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) investigates all types of crime in the city. Investigators specialize in white collar crime, cyber crime, property crime, crimes against persons, sex crimes and narcotics crime. CID also has a fully trained and certified Polygraph Examiner who utilizes in-house equipment for tests. CID also oversees evidence collection and crime scene control and provides nuisance abatement services for Lenoir.
Detectives and Patrol Officers work together to address criminal activity within the City of Lenoir. They regularly coordinate with local media to recognize important crime trends and implications, as well as offer ideas for preventing future incidents.
The Lenoir / Caldwell County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization and is not a government agency or program. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of Caldwell County citizens interested in combating crime and improving community safety. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator is a sworn police officer appointed and paid by the Lenoir Police Department. The coordinator manages the criminal information received and reports to the civilian board about successful tips.
How Crime Stoppers Works
Each informant is given a code number so that confidentiality and anonymity are ensured. Rewards of up to $1,000 dollars provide incentive to potential informants. However, a large number of our callers do not want a reward but simply provide information because of a sense of civic duty.