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:
Suspicious people, vehicles or conditions
Vandalism, damage or destruction of property
Domestic disputes or assaults
Fights in progress
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.