Harrisburg Law Enforcement

Since Harrisburg’s incorporation, the Town has partnered with Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to offer residents law enforcement services. The partnership is a fiscally responsible way to bring a wide range of high-level services that receive statewide recognition to the community.

The 15 assigned Sheriff’s deputies spend 100% of their time in Harrisburg. They respond to calls, enforce laws and ordinances, investigate accidents and crimes and provide community policing services.

Because Harrisburg is served by the Sheriff’s Office, the Town benefits from a seamless connection with their support services, including the County’s 9-1-1 center, dispatch of fire and law enforcement, records department, booking and jail services, crime scene investigation, criminal investigation, K-9 units, SWAT, bomb squad, negotiators, animal control, civil process and administrative services. Outside of contracted services, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office also provides School Resource Officers at each school in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg’s deputies are part of the community. You see them around town, building relationships with the people and businesses of Harrisburg. They want to know you and they want to know what’s important to you.

Because the Town and Sheriff’s Office work together, Harrisburg residents get the operational benefits of a large force, while keeping with the personable feel of their close-knit community.

Learn more about the Cabarrus County’s Sheriff’s Office.

Cabarrus County Non-emergency Line: 704-920-3000

Other Resources

Anonymous Drug Tip Hotline: 704-788-0188

Crime Stoppers: 704-93CRIME or 704-932-7463 https://cabarruscrimestoppers.com/

Crime and Wreck Reports are available at no charge in person or online at https://cabarruscounty.us/departments/records-and-civil..

Community Survey on Public Safety and Law Enforcement


The Town of Harrisburg and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office invite you to take this Community Survey on Public Safety and Law Enforcement. It will take approximately five minutes of your time and is completely confidential. Your participation will help your agency to improve its services, processes and reputation.

The survey is designed for the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to gather opinions and experiences from members of its community. The survey assesses five key components that involve your local law enforcement agency:

  • Community involvement
  • Safety
  • Procedural justice
  • Performance
  • Overall satisfaction

Please indicate your response to each item by selecting the appropriate answer based on your feelings, opinions and experiences. You may skip any survey items you do not feel comfortable responding to or know how to answer, but we encourage you to respond to as many items as possible. This survey is for quantitative and qualitative data; names are not asked for or shared if provided in the written portion. 

This is not a test, and there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each question honestly.

You may encounter multiple law enforcement agencies, but please answer the questions thinking only about the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HarrisburgPublicSafetyLawEnforcement 

Crime Statistics


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January 2021

The average non-emergency response time in January 2021 was 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

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December 2020

The average non-emergency response time in December 2020 was 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

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November 2020

The average non-emergency response time in November 2020 was 7 minutes and 53 seconds.

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October 2020

The average non-emergency response time in October 2020 was 7 minutes and 17 seconds.

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September 2020

The average non-emergency response time in September 2020 was 7 minutes and 11 seconds.

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August 2020

The average non-emergency response time in July 2020 was 6 minutes and 42 seconds.

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July 2020

The average non-emergency response time in July 2020 was 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

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June 2020

The average non-emergency response time in June 2020 was 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

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May 2020

The average non-emergency response time in May 2020 was 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

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April 2020

The average non-emergency response time in April 2020 was 6 minutes and 31 seconds.

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March 2020

The average non-emergency response time in March 2020 was 6 minutes and 25 seconds.

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February 2020

The average non-emergency response time in February 2020 was 5 minutes and 57 seconds.

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January 2020

The average non-emergency response time in January 2020 was 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

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