Patrol Division

About the Division

Traditionally, the Patrol Division is considered to be the most exciting area of the department, as everyday provides new and challenging experiences. The Patrol Division is comprised of four squads that work 12 hour shifts on average of 14 days per month with the assistance of Four (4) K-9 Officers and (4) Traffic Units within the divisions. Police Officers are trained to perform all aspects of the law enforcement process, including traffic enforcement, drug interdiction, crime scene investigation, warrant squad etc.

A Squad:

Captain:  Captain M.R. Gentle
Sergeant: Sgt. S.R. Lindon
Corporal: Cpl. S.T. Turner
Officers: D. Lowery, K. Bass, Z. McAdams, S. Craig, A. Chee, I. Casey
Traffic Units: B. Hardy

B Squad:

Captain: Captain C.D. Bowen
Sergeant:  Sgt. C.S. Kurfees   
Corporal: Cpl. H.D. Sexton
Officers: K. Pope, A. Berens, D. Souther, J. Moody
K-9 Units: T. Herman, J. Findley
Traffic Units: P. Henshaw

C Squad:

Captain: Captain J.T. Hartness
Sergeant:  Sgt. R.W. Young
Corporal: Cpl D. Tubbs
Officers: A. Wilkes, C. Hoover, C. Hampton, B. Couturier, D. Benge, C. Stewart
Traffic Units: D. Lee

D Squad:

Captain: Captain D.B. Johnson
Sergeant:  Sgt. M.C. Carmona 
Corporal: Cpl. T. Denton
Officers: R. Lindenberger, F. King, J. Castillo, T. Gomez, E. Ridley
K-9 Units: M. Mitchell, D. Hurley
Traffic Units: K. Brookshire

Meet the K-9 Unit

K-9 Unit

From SPD Media Release January 25, 2017 Statesville Police Department K9’s Czar, Argo, Edo & Diezel (L-R) have all received their bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.  ( ) Read more about this organization below...

K-9 Edo’s vest is sponsored by Kathy Lee of Cary, NC and is embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.”

K-9 Czar’s vest is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K-9 Rocco Pittsburgh Bureau of Police”.

K9 Diezel & Argo’s vests are embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K-9 Nicky Las Vegas Metropolitan Police”.


Partnered with Officer Mitchell


Partnered with Officer Herman


Partnered with Officer Findley 


Partnered with Officer Hurley

Field Training Program

A new Statesville Police Officer is placed on probationary status for their first year with the Department. Once assigned to a patrol squad, officers will be paired with a Field Training Officer (FTO). The FTO will teach and guide new officers throughout the first 12-16 weeks of their career. New officers can expect to receive intense instruction covering all the essential functions of a police officer and demonstrate their knowledge in real life situations. New officers can also expect to be frequently tested in their knowledge of State laws, Department policy & codes, City streets, etc. All officers must successfully complete the Field Training Program before becoming a "one-person unit". 

For more information about the FTO Program or employment opportunities with the Statesville Police Department, contact the Professional Standards Division at 704.878.3409 or email.


Our patrol vehicles are Ford Crown Victoria's and Dodge Chargers equipped with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), radar, and in-car camera systems. Patrol Officers are furnished with all uniforms and accessories, including body armor, Glock handguns, and Tasers.

K-9 Body Armor Donations thanks to....

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 K-9s, Inc. provided over 2,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.7 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI. 

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 K-9 graduates, as well as K-9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K-9 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 are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K-9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. 

VIK-9s Inc. Media release prepared: January 25th, 2017 Officer Chan Austin 

Patrol Division



Related Calls:


A/D Sergeants

B/C Sergeants