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Mission

The mission of the Elon Police Department is to serve and protect each person in our community with integrity and professionalism.

Message from the Chief

Welcome from the Elon Police Department. The Elon Police Department is comprised of dedicated, professional police officers who are committed to our vibrant, diverse and ever-growing community.

The Elon Police Department is challenged daily to provide the best quality of service to our citizens. We are extremely proud of the spirit of cooperation within our Community and the Elon Police Department is committed to working together to make certain Elon is a safe and pleasant place to work and live. Our officers are dedicated to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. We pledge to continue to work with the Elon community to solve problems of concern to our citizens and address issues in order to improve the quality of life.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you find the information here beneficial. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at kblackwelder@elon.gov. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kelly Blackwelder
Chief of Police

“Hello Chief Blackwelder, I’m not sure what the proper process for this is, but I just wanted to put in a good word for Sergeant DeMario Chavis. I am a grad student at Elon U and I found a stray dog yesterday that I needed help with. DeMario came to help very quickly. The dog was very scared and shy and I was worried that when the police showed up that they would have to use a catch pole and shove her in the car, adding to her existing trauma. But instead, DeMario was so kind and patient. He let us take the time (even though it was the last hour of his shift) to coax her into the cruiser without forcing or scaring her more. I know this was just a dog, but I feel like if DeMario is going to treat a mere stray dog with such kindness and respect, then that is just a glimpse of how he treats people.  I am a millennial and I am surrounded by political circles that have strong feelings against the police. However, having such a positive experience with a police officer was healing for me. I think that this is how bridges are formed and how understanding is made, especially in the current political climate. Thank you for your service in and around Elon. And thank you for having officers like DeMario!” ~Sam Bauman (June 19, 2021)