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Adam PACT is located in the Northwest quadrant of the City of Hickory. Primary roadways include Highway 127 North, 2 nd and 3 rd Avenue NW, Old Lenoir Road and 4 th Street NW. Lake Hickory borders Adam PACT to the north. Adam PACT is home to many businesses, parks, churches, schools and residential communities.

Baker PACT

Baker PACT encompasses most of the northeast section of Hickory. This area is the most diverse area of the city featuring residential neighborhoods, commercial and industrial businesses, Lenoir Rhyne University and Hickory High School.

Charles PACT

Charles PACT encompasses most of the southeast section of Hickory. This area has a number of residential neighborhoods that cover a wide social and economic spectrum. Charles PACT is also the home of Hickory’s largest retail area. In the LR Blvd and US 70 SE area, residents and visitors can find numerous choices for shopping and dining. Also in this section of Hickory are the Hickory Furniture Mart, which attracts thousands of visitors from around the globe, and the Hickory-Metro Convention Center.

David PACT

David PACT entails the Ridgeview Community which is rich with heritage and diversity and offers many churches, residential neighborhoods, commercial and industrial businesses, recreation center and

Edward PACT

Edward PACT is located primarily in the southwest section of Hickory. Edward PACT is comprised of commercial and industrial neighborhoods. Three main arteries run through Edward PACT – Highway 321, Interstate 40 and Highway 70.

Community Services PACT

The Community Services PACT is responsible for crime prevention, education, community events, Police Headquarters tours, Explorers Program, Citizen’s Police Academy and many other community-related areas. Crime Prevention and School Resource Officers report to this PACT.

Crime Prevention

Hickory Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) is one of two specialty units which fall under the Community Services PACT. The CPU partners with other area agencies in an effort to reduce community crime and educate citizens. Some of the functions of the (CPU) include: conducting public speaking engagements, providing workshops to community groups and organizations, organizing community watch programs, giving tours of the police department and participating in other community functions.

School Resource Officers

School resource officers (SRO) are assigned to Hickory City public schools. Each high school is assigned one SRO as their primary assignment. In addition, HPD provides SROs that jointly cover middle school and elementary school levels. SROs (School Resource Officers) have a number of responsibilities that include: investigating crimes; enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances; conducting security inspections to deter criminal or delinquent activities; establishing a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide for a safe school environment; providing D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse< Resistance Education) and increasing the visibility and accessibility of police to the school community.

Grandview Middle School, Hickory Career Arts and Magnet High School, Hickory High School, North View Middle School

Specialized United

Special Operations Team (S.O.T.)

The Special Operations Team is a group of specially trained officers that come together when a tactical response is needed. The mission of the Special Operations Team is to respond to and stabilize any critical incidents while reducing the chance of injury to all persons involved. Members of the team have primary assignments within the department, but are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. The team trains utilizing scenario based training in adverse
conditions to prepare for any critical incident that may arise.

K9 Unit

The Hickory Police Department Canine Unit functions as a service to enhance the operations of Police Patrol PACTs and Narcotics. Our canine teams are deployed on high risk calls for service, narcotic searches, fugitive/missing persons, building searches and tracking. They are used as well for protection for the police canine handler and other officers. Currently the police department has four canines that work on patrol handling calls for police service. Each canine is certified annually.