Crime Alerts

Elkin Police Department will utilize this section to alert our citizens of current criminal trends in an effort to prevent them from becoming victims. We encourage you to visit this area often.

Counterfeit $20 Dollar Bills

Elkin Police Department is investigating numerous incidents of merchandise purchased with counterfeit $20 dollar bills. We encourage merchants to utilize the security features in US currency to prevent the passing of counterfeit bills. Please refer to the US Secret Service Website for more detailed information on security features. If anyone has information regarding any of these crimes please report to:


  or by calling 336-258-8912.

Credit Card Scam 

Elkin Police Department is investigating incidents of credit card scams on local elderly citizens. The scam involves a call by phone to the citizen where a "Green Credit Card" is offered. The caller has also ask the elderly citizen to meet them at a local business to receive a check for a large some of money. Please pass this information to family and friends to prevent anyone from becoming a victim to this scam. If anyone has information regarding any of these crimes please report to: 

jvanhoy@elkinnc.org  or by calling 336-258-8912


ICAC Task Force
The Elkin Police Department is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The ICAC is a federal anti-crime initiative funded by the US Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It is a collaboration of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to identify, arrest, and prosecute individuals who: (1) use the Internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships; or (2) use the Internet to produce, distribute or solicit child pornography. In North Carolina, the ICAC is managed by State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).
If you have any concerns about children and technology, Contact Detective Lieutenant J.VanHoy. He can be reached at 336-258-8912 or jvanhoy@elkinnc.org.

There is no greater mission of the Elkin Police Department than the safety of our children.


Victim and Witness Notification

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security have added a program that allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal aliens release from custody.

Victims and witnesses are required to register in order to receive notification.

For more information on this program click HERE.


Captain Josh Tulbert

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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