The week of May 15-21 is Police Week in the Town of Carrboro.
Mayor Seils stated: “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, and to understand the duties and responsibilities of these essential employees and the risks they often must face to help make Carrboro a safe and welcoming place to live.”
In 1961, a joint resolution of Congress authorized the President to proclaim May 15th of each year to be Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors law enforcement officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, and to proclaim the week of each year during which that date occurs as Police Week; and
Did you know? In the most recent biennial community survey, the Carrboro Police Department was among the major categories of Town services that had the highest levels of satisfaction.
The Carrboro Police Department provides a vital public service by fostering the well-being of the community in a way that respects and promotes the rights of individuals; by providing for the safety of the Town’s residents and visitors; by acting as first responders in emergency and crisis situations; by investigating and solving crimes; by offering a variety of community services to individuals, local businesses, and community organizations and agencies; and by participating in ongoing training to stay up to date on current policing techniques, to achieve the department’s bias-free policing goals, and to provide community services in a fair and professional manner.