Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division investigates all types of crime in the city. Detectives and Patrol Officers work together to address criminal activity within the City of Lenoir. They regularly coordinate with local media to recognize important crime trends and implications, as well as offer ideas for preventing future incidents. 

The current Commander is Captain Mark Barlowe.  Comprised of 12 full-time staff, this division is responsible for:

  • Child Abuse & Sex Crimes
  • Crime Analysis, Mapping & Trends
  • Crime Scene Control
  • Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Program
  • Cyber Crime & Crimes Against Persons
  • Narcotics / Vice
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Property & White Collar Crimes

Nuisance Abatement

The City of Lenoir Police Department investigates and addresses nuisance issues and complaints inside the City limits. Call 828-757-2143 to report or ask about:

  • Overgrowth of grass, weeds, poison sumac, poison ivy, poison oak, or other noxious vegetation
  • Outdoor storage/accumulation of discarded appliances, machinery, equipment, furniture, etc
  • Junk/abandoned vehicles
  • Trash and debris

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Crime stoppers

828-758-8300 | Lenoir Caldwell Crime Stoppers Facebook

The Lenoir / Caldwell County Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization and is not a government agency or program. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of Caldwell County citizens interested in combating crime and improving community safety. The Crime Stoppers Coordinator is a sworn police officer appointed and paid by the Lenoir Police Department. The coordinator manages the criminal information received and reports to the civilian board about successful tips.

How Crime Stoppers Works

Each informant is given a code number so that confidentiality and anonymity are ensured. Rewards of up to $1,000 dollars provide incentive to potential informants. However, a large number of our callers do not want a reward but simply provide information because of a sense of civic duty.

The Crime Stoppers line is manned 24/7. You must call Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a reward. Call 828-758-8300 to report a tip.

Lenoir/Caldwell Crime Stoppers