Police FAQ

When to call 911

Call 911 only for emergencies – situations where immediate police, fire or ambulance assistance is needed.

For non-emergency situations, call (704) 289-1591. Examples include dogs barking or loud music complaints.

How to hire a police officer for a special event

A police officer can be hired to do similar jobs that an officer can do when working for the City of Monroe. Some examples of jobs officers are hired for are crowd control, directing traffic, employee terminations or general security. Officers are prohibited from doing jobs outside of the scope of their job description with the City of Monroe Police Department. Please contact Extra Duty Solutions for more information. 

Extra Duty Solutions
Phone – 704-448-9808
Fax - 203-306-3140

Handgun Permits

The Sheriff’s Office issues permits to purchase a handgun and to carry a concealed handgun. The State Bureau of Investigation has permit statistics and other firearms law information.

Fingerprint Service

The Union County Sheriff's Office offers fingerprinting services for a variety of reasons including child care providers, foster parents, adoption, employment, insurance producers, nursing, volunteer firefighters/EMS, etc. Fingerprinting is done by appointment.

All fingerprinting is done at the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Concealed handgun fingerprint appointments are set up when you apply for your concealed weapon online through our website. The concealed weapon fingerprints are also conducted at the Union County Sheriff's Office at 3370 Presson Rd. If you have any questions about the scheduling process, call 704-283-3789.

Effective October 1, 2012 the Union County Sheriff's Office will charge a fee of $20.00 for all fingerprinting services for anyone who is not a resident of Union County. Proof of residency will be determined by presenting a valid, North Carolina issued driver's license or ID card. Fingerprinting services will continue to be provided to Union County residents at no charge.
If you are applying for a concealed handgun permit, the cost of fingerprinting is included in the permit fee.

Schedule Fingerprinting

Community Watch Program

The foundation for creating and maintaining neighborhood crime prevention groups (Community Watch) is based on the assumption that a group of people in the neighborhood can come together to reestablish informal control, and can thereby increase the quality of life and reduce the crime rate in the neighborhood. Neighborhood crime prevention is based on the objective of removing opportunities for people to commit crime rather than attempting to change an offender or motivation.

If you are interested in establishing a community watch program within your community, contact Lt. Monique Holt.

Automobile Accidents

If you are involved in a minor accident where there are no visible signs of injury to persons involved and the vehicles are drivable, move your vehicle out of the traveled portion of the roadway. Cars left in the road contribute to traffic congestion which can cause other accidents. Call 911 and exchange driver information. DO NOT leave the scene until you have spoken to the police officer.