Officer Cox, a police officer working for Carrboro NC, took a moment to reflect on the recent vehicle thefts in the Carrboro area on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. She mentioned that it’s an issue that could be avoided if people would lock their car doors. 

Crime is up in Carrboro. Here's how you can stay safe.

The University's annual Security and Fire Safety report revealed that there has been a spike in certain crimes across Carrboro over the past 3 years. The Carrboro Police Department is offering a few tips and resources to help keep you protected. 


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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A home in Windsor airs out along with all its contents after it was hit in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. 

Fayetteville issues mandatory evacuations amid flooding risk

Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance.  The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.


On Aug. 30, pro-Silent Sam demonstrators brought flowers and waved Confederate flags as part of a twilight service to commemorate the toppled statue. Directly beside this, those against the fallen monument held a dance party to celebrate. As twilight service goers left UNC's campus, police used a pepper fogger to disperse the crowd. 

Number of protesters arrested at Silent Sam since Aug. 20 rises to 17

Many in the Chapel Hill community feared Thursday night’s Silent Sam demonstration would turn to violence following Chancellor Carol Folt’s statement urging students to stay away from McCorkle Place. While the demonstration began peacefully, the night finished with three arrests, making a total of 17 Silent Sam-related arrests in less than two weeks, said UNC Media Relations manager Carly Miller in a statement.