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Working together to deliver safety through excellence.

Mission Statement

Partnering with the community, the Town of Cary Police Department will provide exemplary policing to ensure that Cary, North Carolina remains one of the nation's safest cities.


  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Loyalty and Trust
  • Citizens and Employees

The Town of Cary Police Department operates under a law enforcement philosophy we call Geo Policing, which enables our officers to become experts on the needs, issues and concerns of the people within their district. Partnerships with our citizens are critically important because in Cary, we believe that community safety is directly tied to how involved our citizens are with helping keep it safe. What is important to our citizens is important to us. The  success of this program has been determined by how our citizens feel about it, and by the changes in crime statistics. For the past 6 years, we successfully used Geo Policing as a tool to help keep Cary as one of the best places to live, work and raise a family in America.

Geo Policing divides Cary into three geographic districts, with each district comprised of one Captain, five sergeants, five corporals, and 24-26 officers. While much of the day-to-day policing decisions and resource allocations will be made at the district level by district command staff, the Chief of Police, and Assistant Chiefs continue to oversee all  operations.

Geo Policing only involves the police department’s patrol officers; other functions such as criminal investigations, traffic services, and animal control remain town-wide operations. Citizens will get to know the officers that are responsible for patrolling their district, and the officers will get to know them, too.

District Commanders are deeply involved in their district’s community affairs and will pursue important  community needs as a personal cause. They are directly involved in identifying emerging issues in their districts and responding effectively to those issues using a proactive policing model that identifies issues, gathers data, involves stakeholders, and implements specific strategies.

Cary is also participating in President Obama's Police Reform Pledge, which was signed on June 3, 2020 by Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.

For all other Police Department administrative matters, please contact the specialized unit associated with the matter about which you are inquiring. Phone numbers for specialized units can be found by clicking on the corresponding tab on the left side of this page.