The Town of Cary is divided into three districts.
- The districts are overseen by Captain Brian Smith, (919) 244-4039
District 1 is generally made up of central and northern Cary including most of downtown, north to the Raleigh Durham International Airport. District 1 is also home to WakeMed Soccer Park and North Carolina FC.
- District 1 Office: Police headquarters located at 120 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC 27513
District 1 and other supporting units, including the Traffic Safety Team (TST) and the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU), use a predictive policing model that focuses on past crime trends within the district to deploy resources based on specific crimes and/or accidents.
Each team in the district partners with community watch groups and Home Owner Associations to identify trends and respond efficiently to community needs. This year a special effort was made to bridge the communication gap between officers and our Hispanic communities by using Spanish speaking officers to solicit feedback from Hispanic business owners and stakeholders.
District 2 is generally made up of western Cary, going from Preston Corners west into Chatham County, and the NC 55 corridor from the Apex town line to the Durham County line.
- District 2 Office: Fire Station #8, 408 Mills Park Drive, Cary, NC 27519
District 2 officers have established partnerships with several new retail and residential developments, including Parkside Town Commons. To improve communication, district supervisors were added to the retailers' weekly e-mail distribution lists and meet with retail managers and owners monthly to discuss crime trends such as larceny, fraud, and other commercial/retail-related crime.
For our District 2 residents, Operation Hello Neighbor is used on a continual basis. Officers participating in Operation Hello Neighbor educate residents on the importance of home safety and residential burglary prevention by conducting neighborhood patrols at night to locate homes with open garage doors. Homeowners are sent a letter notifying them that their garage door was left open with a request that they be more vigilant securing their property at night. Follow-ups are conducted with those who are sent letters to determine if they received and read the notice. Operation Hello Neighbor not only reduces burglaries but also moves officers deeper into residential neighborhoods where they are more likely to locate suspicious persons and activity.
District 2 supervisors and officers also work closely with other Town departments and private groups that host annual events at Bond Park, the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and Prestonwood Country Club.
District 3 is generally made up of southern and eastern Cary, going from US1 southeast along Kildaire Farm Road to the West Lake area. District 3 is home to Koka Booth Amphitheater and Crossroads Shopping Center.
- District 3 Office: Wellington Park Shopping Center, 6420 Tryon Road, Cary, N.C. 27518
District 3 and other supporting units; including the Traffic Safety Team (TST) and the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU), use a predictive policing model that focuses on past crime trends within the district to deploy resources based on specific crimes and/or accidents.
This year District 3 officers met 2,600 citizens at numerous PHOENIX events, HOA meetings, and community organized functions. These events were fantastic opportunities for officers and citizens to interact and build positive relationships with each other.