National and State Recognitions

The Department was first accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in April 1989, and it has maintained its accredited status ever since, being re-accredited in May 2017. For more information on the department's accreditation, click here

Individuals and units within the department frequently receive state and national awards for their outstanding work on cases or as professionals. Those awards are listed below.

  1. NENA Representative 2019
  2. North Carolina Gang Investigators Association 2019
  3. Executive of the Year 2018
Communications Manager Stephanie Chatman was nominated and elected by her peers as the NENA representative for the Central Region in North Carolina. She was sworn in during the NENA Conference. NENA is the National Emergency Number Association or 9-1-1 Association  improves 9-1-1 through research, standards development, training, education, outreach, and advocacy. Their vision is a public made safe and more secure through universally  available state-of-the-art 9-1-1 systems and trained 9-1-1 professionals.
Award/Recognition Recipient Description
2017 Comprehensive Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Award Burlington Police Department National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund: "Destination Zero"
2016 Rise Nominees Burlington Police Department Officer safety campaign
2016 Supervisors of the Year Stephanie Chatman and Kenyon Harris Telecommunications and Technologist of the awards

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