Officer David Funk plays with Police Dog Stich. Photo courtesy of Caroline Levine.

Furry friends provide help to local police

They might look cute, but they can bite. Police dogs are used throughout Orange County, training for months and learning to track, smell narcotics and find bombs.


Carrboro Police Department

The Carrboro Police Department protects citizens, businesses and properties with committed law enforcement to foster a safe living environment. There are 42 employees, including 39 full-time law enforcement officers. It is equipped to respond to emergency and non-emergency situations all day every day of the year.

There are uniform patrol officers, investigators, community service officers, school resource officers and program support staff. The police chief is Walter Horton.

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Man found dead in UNC building

The Carrboro Police Department found a dead person in a UNC-owned building in Carrboro this morning while responding to a dispatch for a suspicious person complaint. The identity of the deceased has not been released by the police.


Carrboro police work to reduce racial bias

In the midst of many instances of racial bias by police officers, the Carrboro Police Department is changing its policies and implementing new technology in an effort to make Carrboro safer for all residents.


North Carolina sees South Carolina incident

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy is facing national scrutiny after a video caught him forcefully removing an African-American student from her classroom, raising concerns about disproportionate discipline.