Policy & Procedures
The Landis Police Department is committed to providing professional and transparent policing services to the community. Therefore, we have published our department’s Policy & Procedure Manual online for public review and inspection.
Volunteer for the Landis Police Dept.
Volunteers can be an important part of any organization and are proven to be an asset to law enforcement agencies. Volunteers help to increase police responsiveness, service delivery, and information input, and they provide new program opportunities. In addition, volunteers can bring new skills and expertise to the job and prompt new enthusiasm. It is the policy of the Landis Police Department to use qualified volunteers for specified tasks and duties that can create efficiencies for the department and improve services to the community. Volunteers are intended to supplement and support, rather than supplant, sworn officers and civilian personnel.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Landis Police Department, please contact us to obtain an application and learn more about available opportunities for volunteers and interns.
The Landis Police Department provides ride-along opportunities to approved individuals. The following participants are eligible to be considered for participation in a ride-along:
- Persons employed in a criminal justice capacity;
- Persons enrolled in a recognized criminal justice education program;
- Applicants for LPD employment;
- Town of Landis employees;
- Family members of LPD employees; or,
- Individuals who in the discretion of Chief of Police would benefit from participating in a ride-along.
Please contact us for additional information regarding the ride-along application process, eligibility and required documentation.
Medicine Drop Box
The Landis Police Department participates in the Operation Medicine Drop program. The main lobby of the police department has a prescription drug disposal box for the safe and secure disposal of expired and unused medications.
The drop box is typically available Monday–Friday from 8:00am–5:00pm. The medications are securely disposed of in accordance with state law and prevailing policy through incineration to prevent diversion.
Things which can be submitted include:
- Over-The-Counter Medications
- Prescription Medications
- Prescription Patches
- Prescription Ointments
Things which cannot be submitted include:
- Illegal Substances
- Radioactive or Chemotherapy Medications
If you have any questions about what can or cannot be disposed of through the Medicine Drop Box, please contact us. You may also contact us to make an appointment.
Low-Speed Vehicle Registration
The Landis Police Department is responsible for the regulation and inspection of authorized low speed-vehicles within the Town.
If you would like to apply for a low-speed vehicle permit, please contact the Landis Police Department during normal business hours, Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm, to request an appointment for an inspection. This will help ensure an efficient process and minimize wait times for citizens.
Initial permits are $50.00, and renewals are $10.00
To attend Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) in North Carolina, an individual must be employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.
The Landis Police Department will consider sponsorship of individuals who meet BOTH the North Carolina minimum standards for law enforcement officer certification AND one or more of the following criteria:
- Resident of the Town of Landis;
- Current or former employee of the Town of Landis;
- Applicants nominated by the Mayor of Landis, a Landis Alderman, or a Landis Police Officer. In all such cases, the nominator must have personally known the applicant for a minimum of 12 months.
If you have reviewed the criteria & believe you are eligible, please download and complete the BLET Sponsorship Application.
Once you have completed the application & gathered the required documentation, please contact the Landis Police Department to make an appointment for review.
The location of a crash determines which law enforcement agency investigates the accident. The Landis Police Department investigates only those collisions which occur within the corporate limits of the Town of Landis. Collisions within the corporate limits of a neighboring municipality, including China Grove and Kannapolis, are investigated by that city’s police department. All collisions that occur in unincorporated areas are investigated by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Based on pending litigation in the state concerning the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act and law enforcement agencies release of collision reports, the Landis Police Department will no longer be able to provide members of the public with DMV-349 reports. All requests for DMV-349 collision reports should be directed to the NC DMV.
Individuals who are directly involved in and listed on a collision report may receive a copy of the collision report from the Landis Police Department, in-person only. Please call 704-857-2129 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to pick-up your collision report.
You may follow the link below for information on how to obtain a collision report from the NC DMV.
The Town of Landis Alarm Ordinance requires all alarms, commercial and residential, which are monitored by an alarm company, to be registered with the police department. When an alarm is registered you will receive a numbered permit from the police department. This permit must be displayed on or near the front entrance.
The fees for alarm permits are:
New Installations – $25.00 for the first year
Systems installed prior to July 1,2008 – $5.00.
Renewals – $5.00 per year
Permits expire at the end of each calendar year.
Please fill out the Property Information portion of the Alarm Registration Form and bring or mail it to the Landis Police Department, along with the appropriate fee to obtain your permit.
The Administration Unit overseas the functions of the police department.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) investigates criminal complaints, both felony and misdemeanor.
Uniform Patrol Officers of the Landis Police Department are the “First Responders” for every police related complaint called into the department, emergency, and non-emergency. All members of the department have a duty to engage with the community and embrace community policing strategies and principles.
School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers provide mentorship, guidance, and protection to the students and faculty of the schools for which they are assigned. The Landis Police Department maintains School Resource Officers at South Rowan High School and Corriher-Lipe Middle Schools.
A great deal of law enforcement related information is freely available to the public. These links will connect you to some of the most useful sites for obtaining information that may be of interest to the citizens of Landis and the surrounding communities.
The parking ordinance outlines regulations and restrictions throughout the Town of Landis.
Prisoner & Inmate Information
Nearly all individuals arrested by Landis Police will be transferred to the custody of the Sheriff of Rowan County. This site allows you to view information regarding currently incarcerated inmates in the Rowan County Detention Center. Rowan County Jail Search
Landis is in Rowan County but is located near the Cabarrus County line. Individuals arrested pursuant to a warrant issued by a Cabarrus County official may be held in the Cabarrus County Detention Center. Cabarrus County Jail Search
This database provides a statewide search for sentenced offenders, prison records, projected release dates, captures, escapes, etc. State Prison Inmate Search
This database allows you to check the status and location of registered sex offenders in North Carolina. This information is maintained by the NC SBI. Statewide Sex Offender Search