Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are responsible for responding to all calls for service within the Mooresville town limits and engage in other patrol activities such as law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic safety and enforcement.
Specialized units within the Patrol Division include:
Specialized Response Team (S.R.T.)
INVESTIGATIVE & SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
Detectives assigned to Investigations are responsible for investigating a variety of crimes including homicides, serious assaults, sex offenses, identity theft, fraud and other crimes committed against persons and property.
The Communications Division of the Mooresville Police Department is housed within the main police facility. They are responsible for operating the center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and answer all law enforcement 911 and non-emergency calls for service for the citizens of Mooresville.
COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION
Established in 2009, the Mooresville Police Department’s Honor Guard is a ceremonial unit that represents professionalism, respect and honor. Members of the Honor Guard serve as guardians of the colors, including the American and North Carolina flags, during ceremonial events including funerals.
Detectives assigned to Narcotics are responsible for investigating crimes related to illegal drug trafficking, gambling, prostitution and alcohol-related crimes. Detectives in this unit also investigate crimes involving the illegal use, sale or purchase of prescription drugs.
Traffic Safety Unit
The Traffic Safety Unit was formed to provide a specialized response to traffic needs in our community. Although they are involved in numerous enforcement activities, they also assist with traffic safety education and awareness. Members of the Unit receive additional training and carry specialized equipment to assist in assignments that include accident reconstruction and neighborhood speed surveys.
School Resource Officers
The Mooresville Police Department, in partnership with the Mooresville Graded School District, implemented a School Resource Officer Program in 1998. The program focuses on maintaining a safe school environment for students, teachers, administrators and staff. Each School Resource Officer is assigned to a school and maintains a presence there through the school day and during school functions. Because the officers spend much of their time on school campus, they have the opportunity to build trust and relationships between the students and police.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
D.A.R.E. is taught in the local intermediate schools. Students learn the harmful effects of drug abuse and are taught positive strategies to deal with peer pressure and social situations that may present difficult choices. D.A.R.E. is taught by a trained instructor provided by the Mooresville Police Department in cooperation with the Mooresville Graded School District.
Public Safety Officers
The Mooresville Police Department currently employs three full-time Public Safety Officers. While none are sworn law enforcement officers, they all have extensive background in public service, two of them having served over twenty years with the New York Police Department before retiring. PSO’s are assigned to the downtown area of Mooresville enforcing parking laws, assisting patrols with traffic control and assisting the downtown businesses, as well as working as liaisons to the Mooresville Recreation Department by patrolling the parks and gymnasiums.
Community Resource Officers
Community police officers provide local residents and merchants with the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with a police officer dedicated to a specific area. The Mooresville Police Department utilizes community police officers throughout the Town as part of a community-oriented policing philosophy that emphasizes cooperation between police and community members and problem solving.
Crime prevention activities such as community watch meetings and seminars.
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION
Training & Recruiting
Submit an application to the Town of Mooresville’s Human Resources Department at P.O. Box 878, Mooresville, North Carolina 28115
Oral Review Board
Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA )
The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.
Records & Property Control
Copies of reports are available from the Records Division between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Copies can be faxed or emailed at no cost by calling 704-664-3311.