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 links on this page.
Community Watch is a program that was developed to allow communities to band together to unite against crime. Participants act as the "eyes and ears" of the police and report suspicious activity when they see it.
In 1997, the department established the Cary Community Watch Association to keep all Community Watch groups in contact with one another. The association consists of members who are involved in leadership of a current community watch, getting ready to begin a community watch, or who just want information on keeping Cary a safe community. For information on how to start a Community Watch program in your neighborhood, call the Community Services Unit at (919) 469-4324.
Public Safety Day
In the name of safety and community unity, the Town of Cary Police Department fills the streets of downtown Cary with a free celebration in mid-May. Events vary from year to year but typically include activities like K-9 demonstrations, meet and greets with emergency responders, touch a truck/car for kids, and strength and agility competitions. This is the Police Department’s main safety festival, and citizens can request to host similar events within their neighborhood during National Night Out in August.