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, Lo-Jack anti-theft detection systems to locate Lo-Jack equipped stolen equipment, in-car radios for more reliable communication, safety partitions and other essential equipment. Visit our Technology page to learn more about this equipment.
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.