The Carrboro Police Department's Patrol Division is made up of 24 officers divided into 4 Platoons that work rotating shifts to provide service to the Town of Carrboro 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each Platoon consists of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, and four Police Officers. The Lieutenant serves as the shift supervisor with the Sergeant acting as an assistant supervisor.
Each Platoon also has a Police Service Dog, or K-9, assigned to the shift. The K-9 and their handler patrol as a team and are always together; our K-9s live at home with their handlers and are part of the family!
Every officer has an assigned patrol vehicle with emergency lights, sirens and a mobile data terminal as well as other useful law enforcement equipment. Many vehicles are equipped with RADAR units to assist in traffic enforcement, in-car radios for more reliable communication, and other essential equipment. All marked patrol vehicles are equipped with an In-Car Camera System. Each patrol officers is required to wear a Body Camera. For information on our camera policies and functions, click HERE.
Officers in the Patrol Division frequently respond to a number of different calls:
- Traffic Crashes
- Suspicious people, vehicles or conditions
- Vandalism, damage or destruction of property
- Domestic disputes or assaults
- Fights in progress
- Medical emergencies
- Traffic stops
- 911 hang-ups
The Patrol Division focuses on maintaining fast response times to calls ensuring quality and professional service to each member of the public interacting with our officers.
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM
The Orange/Person/Chatham Mental Health organization (known as OPC) created a curriculum for officers designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of mental illness. The program equips officers with resources and training to assist citizens who may be having a mental health crisis.
The Carrboro Police Department is committed to supporting and sending officers through the Crisis Intervention Team Program Training. For more information on the program, click HERE.