Thomas Ellis Jr. » Police Department

043-new132 West Virginia Avenue
Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 629-2235 (24/7) – Non-Emergency
911 for all emergencies

Mission Statement:

The Bessemer City Police Department strives to improve the quality of life of those we serve.  It is our primary goal to maintain a secure environment with equal protection under the law for all of our citizens.  By developing a partnership with the community, we will provide dedicated service for all persons living, working, and visiting Bessemer City.

Employment Opportunities:

If you are interested in a position with the Bessemer City Police Department, please complete an Employment Application and submit it, along with any additional materials required, to Human Resources at City Hall. The mailing address is 132 W. Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016

Code Enforcement:BCPD Community Watch Program:Waste PRO-TECTION:Staff/Contacts:
The Code Enforcement Services Division of the Police Department exists to listen and respond to our citizens concerns regarding the image, appearance, health, safety and welfare of the City and its environs. Through a variety of means, we judiciously pursue the abatement of nuisances that aggrieve the community through the fair and equitable application of the City’s minimum housing, commercial maintenance, zoning, public nuisance, and junk vehicle codes.

Ultimately it is the goal of the Code Enforcement Department to provide the following benefits to the community:

  • Protect the public health, safety and general welfare
  • Help reduce factors contributing to certain types of crime
  • Preserve and/or raise property values
  • Improve the community’s appearance and image
  • Demolition of substandard housing
community-watch-committeeThe Bessemer City Community Watch Program is an effective way to prevent crime in neighborhoods throughout Bessemer City and get the community involved in crime prevention.  This is an opportunity for residents in the community to come together to report concerns, think of ways to better the safety of our neighborhoods, and assist with developing a plan of action to ensure the safety of all citizens in Bessemer City.

The Bessemer City Police Department meets the first Thursday of every month at the Kiser Senior Center to discuss community watch activities.  The meetings began at 6:30PM.  The meetings will be held at the Kiser Senior Center until further notice while the Bessemer City Community Center undergoes renovations.

If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact the Bessemer City Police Department at (704) 629-2235.

waste-pro-tection-sticker_001Waste Pro-Tection is a community awareness initiative in partnership with local law enforcement in an effort to better serve municipalities. The concept is simple, our employees, who perform waste collection duties, report unusual or suspicious activity to the local law enforcement for follow up. Training is provided by law enforcement to our employees on how to handle potential evidence and what kind of activities to look for in the neighborhoods they are servicing. Contact the Bessemer City Police Department for more information.