The Community Services Team works to make Cary safe through emphasis on crime prevention. While every officer in the department is involved in this important function, the Community Services Team organizes larger public events and informational presentations. Topics of presentations to the community include the Community Watch program, SafeKids, bank safety, bicycle safety, business crime prevention, home security, drug education and seat belt use.
If you are interested in scheduling a community presentation, please follow the "Request an Officer" link on this page.
Safety Tips and Information
Child Passenger Safety Seats
The Cary Police Department offers free child safety seat inspections at the Police Service Center in Cary Fire Station 9, 875 S.E. Maynard Road, Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Cary Police Department and CAP team CPS Technicians not only inspect car seat installations, we will install the car seat and provide education on the proper installation and use of the car seat (such as harnessing) as well as education on the appropriate car seat to use for a child depending on age, weight, and other factors.
Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Team
In the summer of 2000, the Cary Police Department formalized the CAP Team program after Citizen Police Academy graduates asked for a way to continue volunteering with the department. By 2017, the CAP Team has grown from 31 volunteers to approximately 170 members, and is one of three programs in North Carolina recognized by Volunteers in Police Service, a national initiative begun in 2002 as part of the USA Freedom Corps. CAP Team members provide a valuable service to the community by donating thousands of volunteer hours per year; providing assistance at public events, child safety seat installations, performing clerical duties and service center staffing, and promoting Community Watch programs. For more information on the Citizens Police Academy or the CAP Team, please contact academy coordinator Sergeant Randy Byrd at (919) 380-2129.
Youth Police Academy
Send an email to Sergeant Wyatt Crabtree with the name of the participant and age or call (919) 380-4218.