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Our Commitment to the Community

The Louisburg Police Department is committed to enhancing the safety of our town through a proactive approach and the promotion of community relationships.  We are strong proponents of Community Oriented Policing and we strive to build and maintain positive relationships with the public we serve.  The police department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, thereby serving all citizens equally with honor and integrity.  Our department is committed to our community and will strive to enhance the quality of life and to nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. Additionally, we are dedicated to our personnel by providing continuous training and educational development, as well as career enhancement opportunities.


Louisburg is a growing community with a friendly small-town atmosphere and our Police Department is a diverse law enforcement agency full of knowledgeable, ethical, friendly, and dedicated professionals who go the extra mile to provide a safe community to live and work.  The Louisburg Police Department is comprised of highly dedicated and motivated staff that include patrol officers, K9 units, investigators, community & school resource officers, supervisors & command staff, and an administrative specialist.  Chief Jason Abbott leads the department and he is committed to using modern technology and proactive policing strategies along with community partnerships to address crime and public safety issues in our Town. 

The Louisburg Police Department is located in the Louisburg Police/Fire/Training Center Complex at 104 Wade Avenue, Louisburg, NC.  This multifunctional complex allows for Public Safety Departments to work closely in support of each other as well as provides the perfect location for training areas for multi-jurisdictional agencies and staff.


Traffic Collision Reports:  If you are an interested party in a motor vehicle accident, use this link to obtain a secure copy of your crash report:  https://louisburg.ecrash.interplat.com    It is recommended that you search for your report by the Report Number.  You should have received this number at the time of the collision, but if not, please call the office at (919)496-4175 during business hours for assistance.  You may also come by our office during business hours and pick up a copy in person. 

Police Reports:  You can request a public record copy of a police report in person by coming to the police department and speaking with the desk attendant.  You must be able to provide adequate information such as the date of offense, victim or suspect information. 

Anonymous Tip Line (919)729-7232:  Citizens can anonymously report information directly to the Louisburg Police Department.  Our tip line was established for citizens who may have valuable information about crime or suspicious activity but are concerned about being directly involved in criminal proceedings.  You may call or text information to this number at any time without leaving your name.  Please leave a message if no officer is available to take the call. 

Fingerprinting:  We offer live scan fingerprinting services for Franklin County residents for a $20.00 fee (CASH ONLY).  You must present a valid government issued identification card along with any documentation needed for the officer to sign.  These services are completed between 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Please call the office at (919)496-4175 to schedule an appointment. 

*Special note – Franklin County Schools employees are required to go to the Franklin Co Sheriff’s Office for fingerprinting.

Residential & Business Checks:  If you are interested in our agency conducting a residential or business security check while you are on vacation, out of town for an extended period of time, or having a particular security concern at your business, please call or come by our office to complete a Security Check form.

Safe Sale Location:  In an effort to protect our residents from becoming victims of crime when selling or purchasing items advertised online, we offer our police department as a safe location for transactions.  Residents may come to the Louisburg Police Department to complete transactions with or without a police officer present.  At the request of either party, a police officer will be available to check the serial number to determine if an item has been reported stolen.  If you wish to have an officer present, please call the office at (919)496-4175 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.  Any weapons or firearms should be left inside your vehicle until you talk to an officer. 

Community Policing Events

National Night Out:  Come out and be a part of the premier community event hosted by the Louisburg Police Department.  This event supports building relationships between our Police Officers and the Louisburg community.  Enjoy an evening of fun, food, free school supplies, and an opportunity to meet and talk with our Officers.  This event is held the first Tuesday in August. 

Coffee with a Cop:  Breaking down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and community members together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.  Blue Collie Coffee Co and Packhouse Coffee Co are our hosts.

The Louisburg Police Department is also active in a number of community events including Friday Nights on the Tar, Shop-With-A-Cop, Oktarberfest, Downtown Trick-Or-Treat, annual Christmas Parade,  annual Independence Day Celebration,  many local schools and sports events,  Louisburg High School Graduation,  job & career fairs,  annual Louisburg MLK Ceremony & Parade,  Louisburg Veterans Day Celebration,  and Louisburg’s annual 9/11 Ceremony.  We also regularly partner with our local churches and The Boys & Girl Club of Louisburg with special events. 

In an effort to keep Louisburg a safe place to live and do business, the Louisburg Police Department is active in the following initiatives: the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Franklin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Franklin County Safe Space Domestic Violence Task Force, Five County Crisis Intervention Team, Community & School Resource Officer Program, Ride-Along Program, and regular attendance of Sunday morning services at our local churches. 

Employment Opportunities

If you want to do something worthwhile that gives back to our community, then a career with the Louisburg Police Department might be for you.  Here, you will become part of a team that works to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our Town.  Becoming a police officer offers you the opportunity to become a valuable contributor to our community, work as a team, protect the public from violence, provide a reassuring presence in our communities, and support victims of crime.

Everyone who serves with the Louisburg Police Department will complete a one-year probationary period to determine if you are a good fit with our agency.  You must be a person who thrives on challenges, and are willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role.  We offer competitive pay, a take-home-vehicle program, excellent benefits, and educational incentives.

Please contact Chief Jason Abbott to learn more about what it takes to become a law enforcement officer and the opportunities available with the Louisburg Police Department.  Chief Abbott will talk with any person interested in a career in law enforcement even though we may not currently have an available position.  Anyone interested in applying with us will be asked to fill out and submit to our office the F3 form of the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission website here; https://ncdoj.gov/download/114/law-enforcement/302414/f-3le-personal-history-statement-1-2021-2.pdf