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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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. 


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.