The Carrboro Police Department protects the citizens, businesses and properties within the municipal limits of the Town of Carrboro by providing committed law enforcement officers and community services that foster a safe living environment in our community.
Our headquarters are located in the heart of downtown Carrboro in the landmark Century Center Building at 100 N. Greensboro St.
Our department employs 43 people (including 39 full-time, sworn law enforcement officers) functioning in various roles within the department.
We are equipped to respond to emergency and non-emergency situations 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. We have uniform patrol officers, investigators, community services officers, school resource officers and program support staff who work tirelessly to help make our department and community a better, safer place to live and work!
In an effort to increase transparency and answer questions about how the Carrboro Police Department serves our residents, Chief Horton has completed an annual report. This report will be published each July and will cover the previous calendar year. The report includes major department announcements, awards & recognition, statistics about arrests, statistics about traffic stops and other important information.
Carrboro Police officers are typically dispatched through Orange County Communications, our 911 call center. Do not hesitate calling 911 if your situation requires the immediate response of a police officer.
If you need to file a non-emergency report or report a crime that has already occurred, you may do so by visiting our office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.), or you may call the main Police Department phone number at 919-918-7397.
Officers cannot take reports via email; however, you may request case updates via email.
Email, SMS and Phone Call Alert System - OC Alerts
Did you know that the Carrboro Police Department has an email alert system to notify residents and businesses about criminal activity? Sign up now. The Town of Carrboro is also participating in OCAlerts, which will allow emergency agencies to alert you in the event of a major incident in your area. Click the picture below to register for that service if you wish.