Welcome to the Davidson Police Department webpages! By using the menu on the left (and the associated drop down menus indicated by the triangles), residents and visitors will be able to access information about the department, its community events, and safety tips.
The mission of the Davidson Police Department (DPD) is to provide a safe environment in which residents and non-residents can live and work. This mission shall be accomplished through the prompt and fair enforcement of local and state laws. It is therefore the policy of the Davidson Police Department to provide honest, fair and efficient law enforcement services to all people within its jurisdiction.
Each officer is an integral part of the DPD team, and the department is an integral part of the town government's team. Because of this, members of the DPD will create and foster opportunities for teamwork with town residents in order to develop and deliver a high quality of service that surpasses the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Residents expect and deserve qualified, trained, skilled law enforcement practitioners.
Davidson Police Department members will hold themselves and each other to the highest standards of their chosen profession—law enforcement.
Department members need to be accountable to their oath of office, to town residents, and to each other. The oath of office includes pledging to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the state of North Carolina as well as a promise to faithfully and impartially discharge law enforcement duties according to the best of the department members’ skill, ability and judgment. It demands that the DPD enforces the law courteously and appropriately, without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force, keeping in mind that the badge is a symbol of the public faith and public trust.
Information about the 911 System
The 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the Town of Davidson is the CharMeck911/Communications Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). All 911 calls from Davidson are routed to CMPD Communications where highly trained telecommunicators answer the calls and determine if police, fire, or medical assistance is needed.
All CMPD telecommunicators are trained as 911 call-takers and police dispatchers and experienced in handling emergencies of all kinds. They rotate between roles every week in order to maintain their skills and proficiency in each role. For 911 calls requesting police assistance, CMPD call-takers gather information from the caller and pass the information electronically to the CMPD North Division radio dispatcher who then dispatches Davidson police in response to the call. Callers requesting fire or medical assistance are transferred to Medic who dispatches fire and/or medical assistance as needed.
Over 75% of all 911 calls received in North Carolina are wireless calls. Cell phone towers may route a 911 call to another emergency communications center (PSAP) depending on the physical location. While uncommon, all PSAPs are capable of determining the correct PSAP a caller needs and routing the call quickly to the appropriate center.
Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems are also available from Internet and cable providers, but 911 calls can be misdirected by the provider equipment. If you have a VoIP phone service, you should provide your internet or cable provider with your current address in order to insure that your 911 call will be routed to CharMeck911. This information is vital for the current 911 systems using ANI/ALI (Automatic Number Identification/Automatic Location Identification) to identify the phone number and location of the caller. We also recommend that you clearly state to the 911 call-taker that you are calling for an emergency in the Town of Davidson.