Services and Programs

The Statesville Police Department offers many different services and programs to the public.  Please click on a topic in the menu on the left side of this page or below to learn more about each individual service or program.

Statesville Police Summer Teen Academy

July 10th - August 2nd, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
SPD Patrol Operations Division (Depot)

Applications accepted through Wednesday, June 27th!

The Statesville Police Department will be hosting a 4 week Summer Teen Academy beginning on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018The Teen Academy is designed to give participants a broader look at the day-to-day work police officers do while fostering positive relationships between young community members and law enforcement.  The Academy will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the SPD Patrol Operations Division ("the depot") and will run through Thursday, August 2nd.  Academy classes will be taught by law enforcement officers on various topics including: Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Drug Awareness, Safety (Person, Internet, Social Media), and Anti-Bullying/Gang Awareness.  

Academy Requirement Overview:  (PDF link below with full application, requirements and information)

  • Open to Statesville & Iredell County residents 13-15 years old
  • Must currently attend an Iredell County School (public, private or homeschooled)
  • Must not have any disciplinary actions against them at the school
  • Must not have any Felony or Class 1 misdemeanor charges or convictions
  • Must complete and submit the application and submit an essay (written or typed) on why they want to attend the Teen Academy

CLICK HERE to download the informational PDF with full application and required release/medical forms and waivers.

For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Officer Chan Austin at 704.878.3442 or  Applications can also be picked up at the Statesville Police Department at 330 S. Tradd Street, Statesville.

Statesville Police Explorer Program - Explorer Post #366

The Statesville Police Explorer Program is designed for young adults who are interested in learning about team work, leadership, and law enforcement as a career through firsthand experience.  An Explorer has the opportunity to learn all aspects and functions of the Police Department.  By attending two meetings per month and participating in special activities, supervised by Statesville Police Officers, the Explorers gain direct knowledge of the job.  The program also promotes personal growth and development while providing a positive service to the community.  The Explorers program is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.  Click Here to read more about our Police Explorers Program including requirements, meetings and some of the activities Explorers will be a part of!

Specialized Community Response (SCR)

The Statesville Police Department is starting an new initiative for city residents, "Specialized Community Response" (SCR), that will engage the community to partner with law enforcement in how we respond to locations that might have citizens that require specialized needs and services. SCR allows for citizens with family members that have either Autism or other Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, to register their address and locations so that in the event of an emergency, police and other first responders are prepared to adequately address the needs of that individual. Follow the links below for more information about this program or for an application. To submit a completed application or for more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer Chan Austin at (704) 878-3442 or Investigator Sharon Watts at (704) 878-3541. Please assist us in keeping our city safe and in protecting those who need it the most.

Click HERE for more detailed information about the Specialized Community Response program.
Click HERE for a printable application to register with the SCR program 

Community Watch

The Statesville Police Department has specially trained staff to work with community groups, neighborhood organizations and citizens in areas of crime prevention and safety.  For more information about crime prevention or information about getting a Neighborhood Watch group organized, contact Officer Chan Austin by email or at 704.878.3442.


The Statesville Police Department offers a fingerprinting service to the public. Our current fingerprinting process is the rolled ink method only, as we do not have the necessary equipment to perform live-scan fingerprinting at this time. This service is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  There is a $10.00 fee for this service and persons wishing to be fingerprinted will need to pay the fee at the City of Statesville offices (located at 301 S. Center Street) prior to being fingerprinted.  Persons should then bring their fee payment receipt to the Statesville Police Department on the above days and times to be fingerprinted.

Statesville Police Department

Fax: 704.872.2566