The Burlington Police Department seeks to increase cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between the department and other governmental agencies, non-profits, business stakeholders, and civilians in the community. The goal of the outreach program is to effectively improve the quality of life for all members of our population by focusing on the the following:
- Increasing communication between all sectors of our community, including the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population, and the police department
- Enhancing the department's ability to serve our community through partnerships that more effectively and efficiently direct resources to the neighborhood level @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Our vision will become a reality when we achieve the following objectives:
- Identify issues affecting the unique communities within our population. We need to work closely with officers assigned to neighborhoods where LEP and other persons live to identify public safety issues that affect their quality of life
- Establish and maintain programs to address the needs in the community @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Community Engagement Team:
The Burlington Police Department through a federal grant has established the Community Engagement Team (CET). This team is designed to work with members of the community to build relationships and developing trust in the department. Read more about CET
Residents with specific neighborhood issues can contact us at (336) 229-3500 or using our Burlington Connected tip-line (336) 222-5024 or through the app. Residents that wish to see first-hand what patrol officers encounter in their day-to-day activities may apply to go on a Ride-Along for a chance to accompany an officer while on duty. (They will need to fill out an application.) Residents who wish to better understand the broad scope of police work may request a tour of the department by calling (336) 229-3540 or for an even more in depth experience, sign up for our community academy. Each year the department participates in National Night Out, a program where officers go into the community to meet residents, share crime prevention tips, and create positive relationships with the people they serve.
Listed below are just a few of the ways the department works with the community:
Our Community Partners:
Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington Recreation and Parks, Lab Corp, Positive Attitude Youth Center, Alamance Partnership for Children, the Alamance Alliance, Cardinal Innovations, Lost Souls Ministry, Centro Comunidad, Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community, the Department of Social Services, the Health Department, Alamance Community College, the United Way, Goodwill Industries, the Alamance Burlington School System, and many more.