News & Announcements

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Help us identify these persons of interest

Persons of interest

The Burlington Police Department needs your help in identifying these persons of interest in crimes against the community. If you recognize any of these individuals, please contact us.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Community Academy

community academy

The Community Academy is a chance for citizens to get an inside look at how the BPD works. You will learn how to collect evidence, use Radar guns, hear from Chief Smythe, and drive a patrol vehicle. The next session begins September 12.

Space is limited, so apply now. Police News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

After multiple community meetings, the department has published its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. Please take time to review the plan and see where we plan to go in the coming years.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Join Our Team

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The department is always looking for individuals who are eager to serve in their community. If you are interested in joining our team, you can apply here.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019



If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please contact Crimestoppers. It is completely anonymous, and you may receive a cash reward!

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Posted on: August 1, 2019


Gun stoppers

The BPD has now introduced Gunstoppers, which is a program designed to help get illegal firearms off the street. A majority of violent crimes involve a firearm, so we are asking the community to contact us with information regarding these weapons.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Most Wanted

Most wanted

Every Friday, the BPD release their most wanted individuals list. If you have any information regarding these offenders, please contact us.

View the list here Police News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Community Education

Community Education

We are providing some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of various crimes. We cover scams and how to avoid them, ways to prevent being a victim of theft from your vehicle, and more.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Unsolved Homicides

Unsolved Homicides

The BPD is seeking information from the community to help in these ongoing homicide investigations. If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers or use our non-emergency number.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018


Go for a ride along

We offer a ride-along program to Burlington residents. The program allows citizens to accompany patrol officers while on duty so they may get a glimpse into what it is like to patrol the City of Burlington.

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