Topics: Chapel Hill Police

The Chapel Hill Police Department is committed to protecting, preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Chapel Hill through community-based policing. The police chief is Chris Blue. 

Divisions of the department include investigations, patrol, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, the Special Emergency Response Team, School Resource Officers and more. Find out more on the official website.

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.  

Chapel Hill Public Library hosted panel about confederate statues and free speech


The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted a panel to discuss Silent Sam, the purpose of Confederate monuments and free speech on Wednesday night.

Loud cries denounce Silent Sam


After more than two hours of protest, those still present at Silent Sam took a seat — sitting cross-legged just feet behind a metal fence and a line of police equipped in riot gear. 

Chapel Hill police warn residents of speed traps via social media


The Chapel Hill Police Department wants to decrease vehicle speeds around town without giving out pesky speeding tickets.

Town of Chapel Hill and University consider joint development project


The Town of Chapel Hill and UNC held a neighborhood meeting Monday night about the possibility of a new development on Estes Drive directly across from the University's RR parking lot. 

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. 

Q&A with Chapel Hill police's Twitter guru, Capt. Joshua Mecimore


Referring to themselves as the “Guardians of the Hill,” the Chapel Hill Police Department’s Twitter account lightens the mood with a comedic tone, hashtags and witty puns.

Alcohol sales to underage buyers drop 5 percent in Chapel Hill


Capt. Josh Mecimore, spokesperson for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said the numbers were taken from CHPD enforcement efforts — called compliance checks — carried out on local businesses serving alcohol. 

Chapel Hill police report spike in number of vehicle break-ins


In the month of January, the Chapel Hill Police Department reported a substantial increase in the number of vehicle break-ins when compared to previous years.

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. 

Audio feature: A look back at 2006 East Chapel Hill High hostage situation


Lisa Kukla describes East Chapel Hill High School as a pressure cooker.

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.

Chapel Hill sees an increase in car break-ins

Lock your cars. There has been a significant rise in car break-ins in Chapel Hill this month. 

Chapel Hill officials work together to prepare for Franklin Street Halloween


The planning for next year's Halloween will begin on Nov. 1. 

Law makes biking safer in North Carolina


Thanks to a newly implemented North Carolina law, cyclists and motorists may finally have the space to settle their differences.

Law to limit public access to police camera footage

Starting Saturday, members of the public will have to obtain a court order to access North Carolina police body and dash camera footage.

Don't be alarmed — accidental alarms are declining


A once alarming statistic is a thing of the past.

The first half of 2016 has seen a significant decrease in the number of accidental alarms responded to by Chapel Hill Fire and Police departments.

Head-on collision in Chapel Hill kills 1

One driver died Thursday night in a two-vehicle collision on Raleigh Road near the intersection of Greenwood Road, police reported.

N.C. Commission proposes 16-year-olds be tried as juveniles

Ninety-six percent of the crimes 16- and 17-year-olds commit in North Carolina are non-violent. Eighty percent of those crimes are misdemeanors. Yet 100 percent of these teenagers are tried as adults.