Crime Prevention Programs


Law Enforcement Action Development

Lincolnton Police Officers and youth at the Lincolnton Police Department LEAD camp. The annual camp is designed for area youth to learn more about law enforcement & develop relationships with the Lincolnton Police Department. Camp participants are selected by Lincoln County Schools counselors.

Proactive Engagement

The Lincolnton Police Department is committed to ongoing and proactive engagement with our neighborhoods, merchants, businesses, and community-based organizations to strengthen our relationships and enhance public safety efforts and programs while reducing crime in the community.


This program calls and checks on elderly individuals or seniors that live alone and wish to be contacted by the police department on a regular weekday basis. Sign up for the program online at this LINK.

Merchants Alert

This program allows police to notify a list of merchants as to current criminal activity they should be alert for and what to do if the people committing the crime are in their business.


This program partners a law enforcement officer with a 3rd grade school classroom for the school year. An annual spring picnic brings together all of the adopted classes for 1 party.

Hospital Watch

This program is designed for employees and personnel of hospitals to inform them of safety and crime prevention steps available to them in a hospital setting.

Community Watch

This is one of the oldest types of programs and concepts in preventing crime in a specific neighborhood. The program’s success is based on the citizens’ involvement.

National Night Out

An annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Coordinated with the National Crime Prevention Council, NNO brings police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Multiple NNO block parties are hosted by “block captains” in various Lincolnton neighborhoods on the first Tuesday of August each year. The LPD and City Council look forward to seeing neighbors at each block party, and attend every one.

Operation Alert

Businesses fill out a contact sheet of information about whom the police should call in the event something is wrong at the business after hours. A corresponding sticker and number are placed on the business property that can be viewed by the officer.

Fleet Watch

Public and private fleet based company drivers are taught what is “suspicious” and probably should be reported to police. The drivers become extra eyes and ears for law enforcement.

North Carolina Church Watch

Church staff is instructed in crime prevention strategies and security for places of worship.

Operation Identification

An engraver is used to mark personal property with a social security number. In the event of theft from 1 jurisdiction and a recovery in another, the social security number not only serves as a way to identify the property, but also allows a trace back to the owner.