President Obama's Police Reform Pledge

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On June 3, 2020, Cary Mayor Weinbrecht signed President Obama’s pledge related to police use of force.

Cary is joining communities across the nation in taking four specific actions:

  1. We will REVIEW our police department’s use of force policies.
  2. We will ENGAGE a diverse segment of our community in our review.
  3. We will REPORT the findings of our review to the community and ask for feedback.
  4. We will institute REFORMS as needed.

Read about a related Cary initiative, the Human Relations, Inclusion, and Diversity Task Force, which was approved by Town Council on June 11, 2020.

Current Status

Staff is developing a framework to support this effort. Cary has hired Inga Kennedy of Planners for Environmental Quality to assist with the external communications efforts associated with the Pledge. Kennedy and her team specialize in effective outreach with minority communities.

Cary Police Department

The nationally accredited Cary Police Department partners with the community to protect life and property via geographic policing districts to help ensure Cary remains one of the nation’s safest cities. Services includes Police Records, Traffic Safety and School Resource Officer teams as well as a Criminal/Juvenile Investigations Division. operates the Emergency Communications Center (911); provides Animal Control services; leads Project PHOENIX (Promoting Healthy Occupancy through Education, Networking and Information exchange).

Contact

This effort is directed by the Town Manager's Office. 
Dial 311 or (919) 469-4000 if outside Cary Town Limits