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427 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134
Anonymous Tip Line:
704-889 TIPS (704-889-8477)
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The Pineville Police Department services a major metropolitan area with a daytime population of over 60,000. Our patrol area includes a large mall, a hospital, an elementary school, hundreds of retail businesses, a large industrial park, and numerous residential areas.
Our agency is comprised of several different units including a K-9 unit, Special Resource Team (SRT), Crime Reduction Unit, Traffic Unit and a Community Outreach Team.
Police Chief Michael Hudgins was sworn into office in January 2021, coming to us from Newport News, Virginia Police Department. In Newport News, Chief Hudgins served his department for over 25 years, working hard through the rank and file, ultimately serving as an assistant chief of police. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in public administration, both from Old Dominion University. In addition, Chief Hudgins received his graduate certificate in local government management from Virginia Tech University.
Chief Hudgins’ core fundamentals consist of developing and implementing strategic management plans, problem-solving policing, department transparency and accountability, and involvement with every member of the community.
The men and women of the Pineville Police Department are honored to serve under Chief Hudgins’ leadership.
Corey Copley, Captain
Shaun Boyter, Lieutenant
Tammy Watkins, 911 Director
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.
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.
Looking for a rewarding career? Our department is always looking for good people who want to serve their community. If you have interest in becoming a police officer or 911 telecommunicator, we what to hear from you!
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 Voluntary Registry for Vulnerable Populations “Safe Outcomes” program provides improved public safety and service to enable the Pineville Police to obtain critical information (prior to an actual emergency) to assist in response to calls for service involving an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, blindness, autism, Down’s syndrome, deafness, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other medical and/or developmental disabilities that may affect the way individuals interact and respond to Pineville Police Officers. Having this information about the behavior of an individual with medical and/or developmental disabilities allows our Officers to be better prepared to bring the call to a peaceful resolution.
Information entered by Pineville residents into the Safe Outcomes form will be added to the Pineville Police dispatch system, special situations will be included with any other information for the specific address provided by the resident. When 911 Communications receives a call for service and the address is associated with an address registered in Safe Outcomes, and the call is dispatched to the officer, the officer will be alerted by communications and it will indicate this is Safe Outcomes “Flagged Address.” The information the responding officer receives is that this call for service address resides a person who is registered with the Safe Outcomes program. The responding officer will then be provided with the information provided by you.
Once the registration is completed, received and verified to include names and contact information of family, friends, and neighbors who interact with the individual, along with a current photo of the individual the information provided will be entered into the Pineville Police Department communication system. To mitigate confidentiality issues, the Pineville Police Department has included a waiver at the bottom of the form Providing data is voluntary and the information will be used solely for the purpose of assisting officers and other first responders in providing service.