Carrboro Police

Carrboro Police Department is now on Orange Politics

Officer D here; this is my first post on Orange Politics!

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a member of the Carrboro Police Department's Community Services Division.  One of my primary assignments is to create, organize and complete Community Oriented Policing (COPS) initiatives.  Our current major COPS initiatives are the Police Department Open House (next event--June 22nd from 6:30 PM to 8 PM) and the Citizen's Police Academy (September 10th, all day).  Current ongoing initiatives are Coffee with the Cops, Kava with the Cops, Neighborhood Forums, Pizza with the Police and other similar events.

I'll be periodically posting officer profiles, announcing major events and attempting to keep people posted on what's going on with the Carrboro Police Department!

Town of Carrboro Community Forum on Policing

Date: 

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Town Hall, 301 W Main Street, Carrboro

In Review- A Comparison of Chapel Hill and Carrboro's Forums on Policing

In light of national struggles with policing methods, enforcement and militarization, both Chapel Hill and Carrboro police departments hosted sessions for community members to voice their potential concerns directly to Chapel Hill Police Chief Blue Oct. 4 and Carrboro Chief Horton Oct. 5. The two forums revealed underlying issues in each community, with Carrboro’s discussion especially distinct in the way it gravitated toward racial profiling issues.

Town of Carrboro Community Forum on Policing

On October 6, the Town of Carrboro will hold a community forum on policing in Carrboro. The public is invited to bring questions and/or comments for Police Chief Walter Horton, Town Manager David Andrews, members of the Board of Aldermen, and other Town employees regarding policing in Carrboro. Attendees can expect to:

  • learn what kinds of policing issues are of concern to different people in our community;
  • gain insights into Carrboro’s current approaches to policing;
  • raise and consider ideas for how policing here can best reflect Carrboro’s values; and
  • open or improve channels of communication so that the conversation can continue.

Date: 

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Town Hall, 301 W Main Street, Carrboro

Where Are The Six Armored Personnel Carriers?

Two weeks ago, we in Orange County, NC learned that six armored personnel carriers had been made available to law enforcement in our county. We are told, two weeks later, that elected officials within our county are still trying to track them down. Still trying. Two weeks later.

Let me deal with the immediate, and then I'll wax about conspiracy.

The immediate: I can forgive elected officials for not knowing where six armored personnel carriers might be. Maybe. Just. But, after two weeks, if you truly can not find them, and do not know what to say to your citizens about them, then you have no business serving.

Someone sold them. Someone bought them. Someone has a receipt. Some body of elected officials looked at some document saying, we want 'em, or we bought 'em.

And if not the latter, then who exactly is policing the police in our county, and cf. no business serving.

Unless, and here is where we get to conspiracy.

I remember back in 2011, when SWAT was deployed in Chapel Hill, to the anger, consternation, bemusement of the citizenry. As in, really, we have a team like that, why?

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