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File #: 15-0380    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2015 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 11/24/2015 Final action:
Title: Update on Policing in Carrboro PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide an update on policing in Carrboro since the last community forum
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Response to Orange County Bias Free Policing Coalition
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Update on Policing in Carrboro

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide an update on policing in Carrboro since the last community forum
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DEPARTMENT: Police Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Chief Walter Horton

INFORMATION: The Carrboro Police Department continues to be proactive in attempts to eliminate racial profiling and bias. Suggestions from the community and the Orange County Bias Free Policing Coalition to the Carrboro Police have been reviewed and will continue to be utilized in the future. Ideas and suggestions that are feasible and meet the needs of the community and the department will be implemented. Attached you will find a copy of the response (Attachment A) providing an update on what has already taken place.
Since our June 2015 response to the Orange County Bias Free Policing Coalition, we continue to move forward with implementation of ideas and suggestions presented. There has been more progress on items reported in June as well as new initiatives. It is imperative that we continue to build trust with the community we serve. Trust is the cornerstone on a positive relationship between communities and police.
Since the response, the Carrboro Police instituted a mandatory written consent to search form for vehicles, residences and other property. All officers seeking consent to search a person shall receive written consent from the individual operating or the owner of the vehicle. At the time of this memo, there have been no written consent searches since implementation on July 6, 2015.
In an effort to more efficiently track and monitor citizens' complaints, the police department recently purchased new software that allows complaints to be lodged and tracked against officers. With this system, we will be able to identify any trends in misconduct by an individual so the department can intervene according to policy, and then provide supplemental training and/or dismissal, if deemed necessary. In an ...

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