The Statesville Police Department (SPD) is located at 330 S. Tradd Street, one block from the U.S. 21 and N.C. 115 intersection. Statesville is located in the Western Piedmont area of the state near the center of Iredell County.
The department is made up of four patrol squads including four K-9's, four Traffic Units, Criminal Investigations, Community Impact, Professional Standards, Records, Communications, and Administration. Specialty areas include Narcotics, Community Oriented Policing officers (COPS), Police Negotiation Team, and Special Response Team (SRT).
Our officers are under the authority of the Statesville City Manager with certain aspects subject to the approval of the Statesville Civil Service Board.
The members of the Statesville Police Department conscientiously strive to be responsive to the needs of the community; knowing that we exist not to serve ourselves, but to serve and protect others. We will work with professionalism, integrity and fairness with the members of our community in a collaborative effort to ensure that Statesville is a city in which people can live, work, and recreate in a safe environment. Statesville is an All-America City.
The Statesville Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CALEA) for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. The Law Enforcement Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide the best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency. These standards are considered foundational for contemporary law enforcement agencies.
The CALEA offers a public portal to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.
If you observe suspicious or criminal activity that needs immediate police response, please CALL 911 or Statesville Police Telecommunications at 704-878-3406!
If you would like to report suspicious or criminal activity that you observe occurring within the city limits of Statesville, please fill out the following online submission form.
Your Name and Contact Information are not required to submit this form unless you would like an Officer to be able to contact you for additional details. If you do not enter information into the reporting person information blocks, they will be submitted as "Anonymous".
*Year-to-date comparison 2023 to 2022 (01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023 to 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022)
Crimes Against Persons
*Aggravated Assault, Murder, Rape, Robbery
Crimes Against Property
*Burglary/Breaking + Entering, Motor Vehicle Theft, Larceny, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Theft from Motor Vehicle Parts
Discharge of firearm into an occupied dwelling or vehicle
*Accident - Property Damage, Accident - Hit + Run, Accident with injuries
96% of Budgeted Sworn Staff