CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed May 14-20, 2023 to be Police Week in Carrboro.
“I encourage residents to share their gratitude with the officers and other professionals in the Police Department for promoting the safety of Carrboro’s residents and visitors,” Mayor Seils said.
Employees in the Carrboro Police Department provide a vital public service by acting as first responders in emergency and crisis situations. Not only do they investigate and solve crimes, but the Police Department also offers a variety of community services to individuals, local businesses, and community organizations and agencies.
In 2022, the Police Department handled more than 17,000 calls for service and hosted more than 50 community events. This past year, two officers retired, and six new officers were hired. Two K-9s retired and two new K-9s were trained. Sergeant Charles Brent Hobby was named Carrboro’s 2022 Police Officer of the Year and was honored on Community Hero Night with Carolina Athletics.
Employees in the Police Department attended nearly 1,400 hours of training to stay updated on current policing techniques. The department strives to achieve the department’s bias-free policing goals and provide community services in a fair and professional manner through this ongoing training.
In the Town’s most recent biennial community survey, the Police Department was among the major categories of Town services that had the highest levels of satisfaction.
Mayor Seils encouraged residents to understand the duties and responsibilities of these essential employees and to remember the risks they often must face to help make Carrboro a safe and welcoming place to live.
Read the full proclamation here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12839/2023-Police-Week-Proclamation