GPD Support Services

Parking Enforcement

Parking Enforcement consists of one civilian parking enforcement officer. This officer is responsible for parking efficiency of the central business area and is patrolled every two hours Monday through Friday by the Graham Police Department Parking Enforcement Officer; cars in violation of the parking laws will receive a ticket.

Tickets are considered late if not paid within 15 business days of the violation (all fees apply). Parking tickets can be paid at the Graham Police Department Records Division Monday through Friday 8AM until 5PM and may also be mailed into the Police Department (216 South Maple Street Graham, NC 27253).

Parking Ticket Fees

Parking Ticket (initial)$10.00
Late fee charged on
parking tickets
$10.00
Court cost for ticketCourt fees
may apply

Parking Map

Records Division

The Police Records Division is responsible for entering and storing crime data within the City of Graham. The crime data is entered into the department’s Records Management System. Once entered, the data becomes part of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Records are stored and remain confidential unless released under the Public Records Act. A copy of a police report can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM and 5PM.

The Police Records Division is located at Graham Police Department, 216 South Maple Street Graham, NC 27253. Open Monday through Friday from 8AM until 5PM.

ONLINE RECORDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK TO ACCESS ONLINE RECORDS

Police Records

The following records are available to the public:

Copies of Accident, Incident or
Arrest Records**
Free 
Fingerprinting Service
(see fingerprinting tab for hours)
Free 
Pest PermitsFree 
Parade Permit Application Fee
(Application fee is refundable)
Free

**Accident, Incident and Arrest Records may be requested by mail and can not be faxed.  You can get a copy of crash reports at http://www.crashdocs.org/

A local criminal history may be obtained from the Alamance County Clerk of Courts and will contain only arrests that occurred in Alamance County. You will need to contact the Alamance County Clerk of Court at (336) 570 -5202.

 

Fingerprinting

Currently our fingerprinting section is unavailable, we will post when it is back up and running.

 

The Graham Police Department provides fingerprinting on a limited basis from  8:30AM – 10:30AM Monday thru Friday, for City of Graham residents only. Call (336) 570-6711 to ensure someone is available to fingerprint you. 

The Graham Police Department only is able to provide ink on card fingerprinting and is not set up for inkless fingerprinting. Finally, GPD is not a designated fingerprinting agency for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, (INS). For further information please call 1-800-375-5283.

School Resource Officers (SRO)

 The roles of an SRO are identified as a law enforcement officer, law-related counselor, and law-related education teacher. Throughout North Carolina, School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are working to make schools more orderly, ensure safety, and provide security. In its research of School Resource Officer programs in North Carolina, the Center for the Prevention of School Violence has found that, in most places, SRO’s are employees of local law enforcement agencies, and agreements between school systems and law enforcement describe the partnerships which the school systems and law enforcement agencies must maintain so that the SRO’s can be successful. Presently, The Graham Police Department has two SRO’s working with the high school and middle school. The response from school personnel and the public to this program has been very positive, helping make it a success in the City of Graham. 

D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

The City of Graham has two officers who teach D.A.R.E. classes to fifth-grade students at North Graham Elementary, South Graham Elementary, and River Mill Academy.
 

D.A.R.E is designed to help our young people learn the tools that are needed to resist the pressures of drugs and violence. DARE is taught to 5th graders. For additional information about the D.A.R.E. program please visit the official D.A.R.E website.

Community Outreach

The City of Graham uses Extra Duty Solutions to manage all requests for officers related to a special event. If you require this service you may contact them at 336-438-7067 or email [email protected]

Note: All officers must be paid through extra duty solutions.

Training

Upon qualifying and being hired as a police officer, you will be assigned for training to one of the “platoons” in the Patrol Division. If not certified you will receive sixteen (16) weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training BLET Courses Offered by NCJA. Then you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for fifteen (15) weeks of intensive training in the Field Training Program. In this program, you will become acquainted with and learn the fundamental phases of police work and become certified as a police officer in North Carolina. If already certified you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer and enter the field training program. 

Recruitment

The Graham Police Department is actively recruiting new people to join our team. A police position means adventure, outdoor work, security, prestige, job satisfaction, professional training and advancement opportunities. These are some of the many advantages available to an officer with the Graham Police Department, a nationally accredited department, widely recognized as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the southeast.

The primary responsibility of every Police Officer is the protection of life and property and by virtue of his or her position; he or she fills a vital role in the well being of the community. While effective police techniques and modern equipment are more important factors in the continuing struggle against crime, the driving force in crime suppression is the individual police officer.

Upon qualifying and being hired as a police officer, you will be assigned for training to one of the “platoons” in the Patrol Division. If not certified you will receive sixteen (16) weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training BLET Courses Offered by NCJA. Then you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for fifteen (15) weeks of intensive training in the Field Training Program. In this program, you will become acquainted with and learn the fundamental phases of police work and become certified as a police officer in North Carolina. If already certified you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer and enter the field training program. 

Requirements:

Age

All Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and possess a valid N.C. Driver’s License.

Education

High School graduate or have possession of a high school equivalency certificate issued by the N.C. State Board of Education or the adult high school diploma issued by the N.C. Department of Community Colleges. Completion of advanced degrees preferred.

Physical Requirements

All applicants must be in good physical condition and able to perform assigned duties. Applicants must pass a physical examination.

Physical Requirements

Normal vision or both eyes corrected to current minimum required standards in each eye. Normal color, depth perception, and normal hearing are required. Vision requirements are prescribed by the Criminal Justice Standards Division.

Character and Morals

All applicants must be of good moral character, clean habits and free from evidence of intemperance. A background investigation will be conducted on each applicant and will concern all factors relating to the acceptability of the applicant.

The Graham Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Selection Procedure

The selection process is administered in the following sequence:

Employee Benefits 

PDF of Employee Benefits

Support Services is one of three divisions within the Police Department. The primary responsibility of this division is directed at enhancing police service in a support role to ensure officers have the necessary resources available to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. This behind the scene involvement in the police service is an essential component of the Police Department offering the highest level of police service to citizens and visitors. Support services include Parking Enforcement, Special Events, Emergency Management, Records, School Resource Officers, Explorers, Training and Career Development, and Recruitment.

How do I get a copy of a Crash Report?

A copy of the dmv-349 crash report is available to the following parties:

Drivers and/or passengers of the vehicle(s) involved in the collision.

Owners of the vehicle(s) involved in the collision.

To any party representing the above aforementioned parties in any legal or civil proceeding(s).

For your convenience, the graham police department provides a copy of traffic accident reports free of charge. Please allow five (5) business days for the report to be processed prior to requesting a copy. A copy may be obtained in any of the following ways:

In person at the graham police department located at

216 s maple st., graham nc 27253 (please have this paper or the report number with you).

Via the internet at https://graham.Ecrash.Interplat.Com/