Topics: 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.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro remember 9/11

Sixteen years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Chapel Hill and Carrboro held local events in remembrance of 9/11.  

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 administer Naloxone for fifth time since October 2014


When Carrboro police officers responded to a call Sunday, they found a person in an apparent opioid overdose.

Opinion: Conversations make policing better

Getting pulled over by the police is one of the scariest things that can happen for too many people.

Local authorities affirm support for immigrants in NC

Fears have been circulating that Orange County and Chapel Hill law enforcement is partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by setting up checkpoints that target undocumented people residing in the area. 

Board of Aldermen talks body cameras, rabbits and residential chickens at Tuesday meeting

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen held a public hearing Tuesday night on the implementation of body-worn cameras by the Carrboro Police Department.

Records: Hazing violations surround 2012 death of Chi Phi pledge David Shannon


More than four years after the death of Chi Phi Fraternity pledge David Shannon, records recently released to The Daily Tar Heel provide a clearer picture of fraternity misconduct around the time of his death.

Carrboro to decide future of town's police body camera policy


Police, cameras, action! On Jan. 10, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen met to discuss the updates on a new policy regarding the implementation of police body cameras.

Chamber of Commerce to honor local heroes in Carrboro-Chapel Hill

Each year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce recognizes people who help make the towns a thriving community. 

Police log for Nov. 15, 2016

Someone fought and then resisted arrest at the intersection of Rosemary Street and Columbia Street at 2:23 a.m.

New body cams will be seen in Chapel Hill. Footage will not.


The Chapel Hill Police Department will begin using body cameras this fall, but concerns remain about who can access the footage.

Proposed body camera bill draws ire from town officials


Carrboro Board of Aldermen member Sammy Slade is concerned that a proposed bill from the N.C. General Assembly will limit accessibility to police body-worn and dashboard camera footage.

Carrboro police car hit while pulled over on NC 54


A Carrboro police car was hit by an oncoming vehicle on N.C. Highway 54 on Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.

First FaithID drive connects police to the community


More than 100 Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents lined up outside St. Thomas More Church on Saturday to apply for a FaithID.  

New firearms simulator could change the way Carrboro officers are trained

A new firearms training simulator is in the works for the Carrboro Police Department.

The department has proposed adding a firearms training simulator to the town’s fiscal budget for 2016-2017, according to an email by Arche McAdoo, finance director for the town of Carrboro.

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.

Kava: an alternative to alcohol


For some people, it calms them and makes their lips tingle, while for others it makes them feel downright nauseated.

Carrboro police academy shows the man behind the badge

The Carrboro Police Department finished their trial run of the citizen police academy last week.

Local police departments are "letting it grow" for a cause


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. 

How local police take advantage of Twitter

Local police departments no longer require a phone call to be reached, but instead can be found and contacted through Twitter.

Coffee with a Cop promotes interaction

Police officers are widely pegged for their love of coffee and doughnuts, but now that cup of coffee comes with a conversation instead.

Group asks police to make reforms to combat racial bias

A coalition of Orange County residents is working to eliminate the problems of implicit bias and racial profiling in policing.

NCGA addresses body cameras

Under a bill in the N.C. state legislature, audio and video recorded by body cameras would not be considered public record.

Witness says Carrboro police used unnecessary force on overdose patient

Early in the morning on Dec. 6, 2014, a Carrboro man overdosed on heroin. Police, firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians were deployed to the scene.