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Citizen Oversight of Policing in Carrboro

Geoff Gilson's picture

I'm going to be a little awkward. There is already a thread about the recent Carrboro and Chapel Hill Police Forums. I will be linking this post to that thread. But I want to set out (at boring length) what I have been advocating for since those Forums. And I don't want to clutter up the entirety of that other thread with my meanderings (as fascinating as I know you will find them!).

Chapel Hill and Carrboro Citizens' Police Forums

Geoff Gilson's picture

This coming Saturday (October 4) and next Monday (October 6), Chapel Hill Police and Carrboro Police respectively, along with representatives from their funding agencies, will be holding Public Forums, at which citizens will be invited to offer thoughts on the way they wish to be policed. I will be unable to attend the Carrboro Forum as I will be working. But I have written a letter to the organizers, a letter which is (amazingly) quite self-explanatory:

Public Input Session on Carrboro Police Chief Search

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Chief Carolyn Hutchison is retiring, and Carrboro is looking for input into their selection process for a replacement.

Official Notice - TOC-OFFICIAL-L

Town of Carrboro, NC - Official Announcements

Calling all Carrboro Residents- The Town of Carrboro and Developmental Associates are beginning the process to select Carrboro's new Chief of Police. As we kick things off, the community is invited to attend a Public Input Session on April 22, 2013 @ 6:00pm at Carrboro Town Hall. We want to hear your opinions on the challenges our new Chief might face, and what qualities and competencies you think are important to look for in the selection process.

 

Date: 

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location: 

Carrboto Town Hall

Protect & Serve

Roscoe's picture
Many of us were very disturbed by the Yates Building incident in Chapel Hill last year and wondered how the police were trained to deal with public events and demonstrations. How do the police do arrests? What crime and other public safety issues do we have in Chapel Hill? Well, here's a chance for you to find out how our officers are trained and what they do.  

For the last year I've been working with the Community Policing Advisory Committee and the Chapel Hill Police Department to dramatically revamp its Citizen's Police Academy. The new Academy will give participants an

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