Programs & Services

Below is a list of servies provided by the Police Department.

FINGERPRINTING
Fingerprinting services are available at the Valdese Police Department located at 121 Faet Street SW Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a $10 cash fee for these services. 

HSI: VICTIM NOTIFICATION
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.  HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody.  However, victims and witnesses are required to register with our agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release. Listed below is a universal resource locator for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program.  A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Universal Resource

POLICE & ACCIDENT REPORTS
Reports can be obtained from the Valdese Police Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Effective July 1, 2013, there will be a charge of $5.00 (cash) per copy.  The report can be faxed or emailed at no charge.  Contact the Police Department at 828-879-2109 if you wish to have a report faxed or emailed. 

SECURITY & EXTRA PATROL
If you plan to be on vacation or out-of-town, officers of the Valdese Police Department will keep a special check of your property during their routine patrol. Call 828-879-2109 and provide the information needed for the form and your residence will be placed on the security check list. You may also email, fax or mail your form to the Valdese Police Department. Security & Extra Patrol Form

PRESCRIPTION DROP BOX
Located at 121 Faet Street Valdese NC 28690
The Valdese Police Department has received a prescription medication drop box for citizens to dispose of any unwanted, expired, or unused medications. The Burke County Task Force, Burke County Sheriff’s Department and several other entities donated monies to purchase the drop boxes for the citizens of Burke County. Two drop boxes have been purchased at this time. One is located in the lobby of the Valdese Police Department and one is located in the lobby at the Burke County Sheriff’s Department. Two additional drop boxes will be purchased in the future and will be placed in undetermined locations of Burke County. Any citizen needing to dispose of any type of prescription medication can come by the Valdese Police Department during business hours. Please remember to keep all medication in the original container, or place medication in a Ziploc bag before depositing medication in drop boxes. Please do not deposit needles, glass, loose pills, or liquids inside the box. 

PROJECT LIFESAVER: A partnership has been formed between the Pilot Club of Valdese and the Valdese Police and Fire Departments to provide a reliable rapid-response system to aid victims and families who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome, autism, and dementia. The system can be used when children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down’s syndrome or other memory-related illnesses wander from the safety of their parents or caregivers. This will give people a peace of mind knowing there is extra help in finding a missing person. People enrolled in the program wear a battery operated tracking device either on the ankle or as a bracelet.  If the person wanders away, trained personnel will use a mobile tracking device to pick up the bracelet’s signal.  The bracelets have a tracking range of up to one mile. Project Lifesaver relies on the proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. The search and rescue team responds to the point where the participant was last seen and begins tracking the individual with a specific assigned frequency with the search equipment. The transmitter emits a signal when a loved one wanders away. To find out if your loved one is eligible for the program, contact the Valdese Police Department at 828-879-2100.  For more information you can visit the Project Lifesaver website at: Project Lifesaver 


NC SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
The North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry in January 1996. This law outlines registration requirements for persons living in North Carolina, non-resident students and non-resident workers. The Registry serves as a resource to help protect and inform the public. "The North Carolina Sex Offender Registration Program", a publication of the North Carolina Department of Justice, provides more detailed information about the state’s Sex Offender Registry. Search the registry here: NC Sex Offender Registry
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