Community Programs

The Chapin Police Department provides a number of community programs designed to increase awareness on public safety issues and prevent crime.

Alerts


Keeping residents and businesses informed is critical to strong public safety. We use a number of tools and available technology to alert people to traffic and weather issues, criminal activity, and other issues that may negatively impact one’s safety and well-being.

Receive Alerts & Updates


You can sign up to receive Chapin Police Department alerts through Nixle Alerts or follow us on social media via our Facebook Page or Twitter Account.


National Crime Information Center


The Chapin Police Department also uses the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to stay apprised of a wealth of criminal justice data on wanted persons, missing persons, violent gangs, terrorist organizations, and stolen property.
 

Fingerprint Cards


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer fingerprinting cards from 1 - 3 p.m. for $5 per card. No appointment is necessary, but we ask you please call at least 20 minutes in advance to notify the department of your arrival.
 

School Programs


Through School Safe, we work with our local schools to identify and analyze safety and security concerns. We partner with the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council to help enforce teen alcohol abuse. Through the Community of Character Program, officers make in-school presentations to teach students what it means to be a good citizen.
 

Watches


The Chapin Police Department offers several Watch Programs to help businesses, neighborhoods, seniors, and churches stay apprised of ways to stay safe and prevent potential criminal activity. We also encourage citizens to be our “eyes and ears” by reporting crimes and suspicious activity.