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December is peak Christmas Shopping time.   It is also a great opportunity for criminals to take advantage of distracted shoppers.  Be aware of your surroundings at all times and follow the tips below:

  • Lot Safety: Roll up your windows, keep valuables out of sight, lock your doors.  Be sure to park in well-lit areas and avoid parking near vans, campers, or vehicles with dark-tinted windows.  Always be alert when returning to your car.  Have your keys ready, get into your car quickly, and leave the parking lot immediately.
  • Shopping: Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; use debit or credit cards when possible.  Try to shop with friends and keep your purse close to your side.  Report suspicious activity to a clerk or to Security and always stay alert - especially in crowded aisles, elevators, or escalators.  These are prime spots for pickpockets.




Safe and timely disposal of unneeded prescription medications, especially 
opioids, has never been more important than it is today.

In addition to keeping these substances out of our water supply, safe disposal of unneeded medication helps to keep drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them. 

Abuse of certain prescription medications, which has led many people into addiction and heroin use, has become a deadly epidemic across the United States. This opioid epidemic is the focus of a major initiative by Attorney General Josh Stein.

Even non-opioid drugs present dangers if kept in a household when they are no longer needed.  They can be ingested accidentally by children or visitors, mistaken for a use they are not intended, etc.  Bring any and all prescription medicine that you no longer need to the Police Department for safe destruction.

The Pineville Police Department has installed a permanent medicine drop box in the lobby of our Department.  There is access to this area 24/7.  Please feel free to bring in your medications and deposit them in the box.  It is a completely anonymous process and will not take you any time at all.





The Pineville Police Department has a dedicated phone line that will allow community members  to report criminal activity anonymously.  These tips can be related to any kind of criminal activity, not just drug complaints.  You will not be required to provide your name or telephone number when reporting suspicious or criminal activity.  






The Pineville town-wide speed limit is 35 mph, unless otherwise noted.  The speed limit is 20 mph on Main Street.  The Pineville Police Department will be strictly enforcing these limits.  Be sure to observe the posted limits if you do not wish to receive a ticket.



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Pineville Police
427 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134


Anonymous Tip Line:

704-889 TIPS (704-889-8477)