Community Programs

The Chapin Police Department provides a number of community programs designed to increase awareness on public safety issues and prevent crime.


Keeping residents and businesses informed is critical to strong public safety. We use a number of tools and available technology to alert people to traffic and weather issues, criminal activity, and other issues that may negatively impact one’s safety and well-being.

Receive Alerts & Updates

You can sign up to receive Chapin Police Department alerts through Nixle Alerts or follow us on social media via our Facebook Page or Twitter Account.

National Crime Information Center

The Chapin Police Department also uses the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to stay apprised of a wealth of criminal justice data on wanted persons, missing persons, violent gangs, terrorist organizations, and stolen property.

Child Safety

We offer a number of programs designed to protect children. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer Child Seat Safety Inspections. We also offer fingerprinting cards from 2 - 4 p.m. for $5 per card.

School Programs

Through School Safe, we work with our local schools to identify and analyze safety and security concerns. We partner with the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council to help enforce teen alcohol abuse. Through the Community of Character Program, officers make in-school presentations to teach students what it means to be a good citizen.

Citizens Academy 

This fall, the Chapin Police Department will offer a six-week course in the evenings for local citizens and business owners to provide an overview of police operations and organization, an introduction to community oriented policing, patrol functions, criminal investigations, narcotics as well as other police functions. Qualified applicants must be 18 years of age and successfully submit to a background check to be completed by the department.


The Chapin Police Department offers several Watch Programs to help businesses, neighborhoods, seniors, and churches stay apprised of ways to stay safe and prevent potential criminal activity. We also encourage citizens to be our “eyes and ears” by reporting crimes and suspicious activity.