Community Relations

Granville Simmons
(336) 570-6530

The Burlington Police Department seeks to increase cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between the department and other governmental agencies, non-profits, and business stakeholders 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 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
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 needs in the community
Our partners in these and many other efforts include 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.

Other ways through which the Police Departments strives to partner with the community include:

Citizens Police Academy
Crime Prevention efforts to include: Bicycle Registration, Community Watches, COPS Advisory Board, National Night Out, Talks & Tours
Police Explorers Post
Junior Police Academy
Ride Along Program
Vacation Watch
School Resource Officers
DARE Program