Patrol Division

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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:

  • Information
  • 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.



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.