Does the Elon Police Department have a Ride-Along Program?
Yes, and we encourage our citizens to ride with us to better understand our job. Citizens 18 or older may request to ride during the hours of 8 am until midnight by completing an application available from the Elon Police Department. You can email your completed form to Asst. Chief King, or please call us at 336.584.1301 for more information.
How can I arrange to have a Child Safety Seat Technician assist me in installing my new car seat?

Contact Lieutenant Mike Brewer of the Elon Police Department at 336.584.1301.

How can I get a crime prevention or other related police presentation for my group, school or organization?
All Elon Police Officers conduct various programs and presentations. To coordinate a program, contact Sgt. Chris Miles of the Elon Police CARE team or call 336-584-1301
How can I get an Elon Police Department patch?
The Elon Police Department does not send out patches to persons other than law enforcement officers. If you are a law enforcement officer and wish a department patch, submit your request in writing on the letterhead of your agency by mail to Town of Elon Police Department, P.O. Box 595, Elon, NC 27244.
How can someone report speeders on their street or request additional traffic monitoring?

Please call the Elon Police Department at 336.584.1301.

How do I compliment or complain about an Elon Police Department officer/department employee and/or police service?
You may complete one of our online forms if you wish to Compliment an Officer, or File a Complaint against an Officer. Alternatively, you may contact Assistant Chief of Operations Kedrick King at 336.584.1301 or via email at kking@elon.gov.
How can I get a copy of my criminal history?
You can get a complete criminal history by going to the Alamance County Clerk of Court at 1 Court Square, Graham, NC 27253. The telephone number is 336.570.5202. You can learn more by visiting their website.
How do I file a police report?
It is appropriate to call 911 for calls that involve a crime, accident or incident requiring a uniformed officer to respond. Some reports not requiring an officer response can be taken over the telephone by calling 336.584.1301 during regular business hours of 8am -5pm.
How do I find out how much a traffic ticket is?
For traffic violations, contact the Alamance County Clerk of Court at 336.570.5202 or visit their website.
How do I get a copy of a police report or an accident report?
Copies of offense reports and accident reports are available from the Records Department in the lobby of the police department, 104 S. Williamson Ave., between the hours of 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. You may also access the crash reports online.
I have discovered the insurance information on the accident report is not valid. What can I do?
You may file a complaint against the other driver for no insurance by contacting the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles at 336. 570.6807 and complete a complaint form. All the information you will need is contained in the accident report.
If I disagree with an officer's traffic accident report, what can I do?
Police officers are traffic accident report takers only. Officers make a determination of the contributing factors in the accident, but they DO NOT determine fault. If you disagree with the final accident report, you should contact the officer directly to discuss your concerns. The officer has the final say in how the report is written. Who pays for damage and other related costs is a matter which must be determined in civil court and/or between insurance companies.
Who should I contact for the status of my incident report?
Contact the officer who completed the report or the Administrative Assistant at 336.584.1301 to find out to whom the case has been assigned.
Who do I call to see if I have any outstanding warrants?
If you believe you may have a warrant issued against you, you should call the Alamance County Clerk of Court at 336.570.5202. If you believe you may have a warrant issued against you by an officer of the Elon Police Department, call 336.584.1301.
Who do I call to see if someone is in jail?
You should contact the Alamance County Detention Center 336.570.6317 or check online here. Please do not contact the Elon Police Department. The Town of Elon does not have a jail.
What are the requirements to apply for a position as an Elon Police Officer?

The Elon Police Department accepts applications continuously through a year-round open hiring process. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, must be a US citizen, possess a valid NC driver’s license, have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) in NC, and be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation, physical examination including drug screening, and a psychological examination. We encourage you to call or email our Administrative Lieutenant to discuss employment opportunities in detail.
For posted openings please complete an application on the careers page.  Upon completion and submission of the application, you will receive an email requesting the completion of a background check release form and an F3 form that will need to be signed, notarized, and returned.

Where can I get information about applying with the Elon Police Department?
Please don't hesitate to contact any member of the Elon Police Department for details about our organizational culture. If you are interested in learning more about current or potential job openings, please contact Lt. Chavis or call 336-584-1301. The Police Department accepts applications on an ongoing basis throughout the year, even if we do not have currently posted vacancies. 

Visit the Career Opportunities page for the Town of Elon so view posted job openings. You may also pick up an application packet at the Elon Police Department at 104 S. Williamson Ave., Elon, NC 27244.