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Police Department Hosting Community Meetings & Trainings

Community Meetings & Training Sponsored by the Chapel Hill Police Dept.

ATTENTION Downtown Community: The Chapel Hill Police Department has several community meetings and trainings coming up that may be of interest to downtown businesses, organizations, and property owners. 

How  To Reduce False Security Alarm Responses

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is hosting a community meeting to discuss how to reduce false alarm responses in our community on Thursday, May 31 from 6PM to 8PM at Town Hall Chambers (405 Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD). The Police Department has been examining their response to false security alarms and how they could improve service, reduce liability, and enhance efficiency safety for the police and the community. They want to present their findings and get community input on how to address this issue. The session is open to all. 

Please contact Assistant Chief Bob Overton at or 919-968-2869 to RSVP or with questions.


Series of Community Meetings to Gather Feedback
The Chapel Hill Police Department will present a series of community meetings in coordination with the Town of Chapel Hill's Justice in Action Committee. The goal of these events is to present the community with updates on department initiatives that resulted from the citizen suggestions received in our Community Conversations series in early 2010; as well as soliciting feedback on areas for potential improvement for the future. There are four meetings scheduled; with one downtown on Thursday, June 14 from 6PM to 8PM at Hargraves Community Center (216 N. Roberson Street). For additional meetings - CLICK HERE. For more information contact Sgt. Josh Mecimore at 919-968-2760 or email Will Hendrick (Justice in Action Comm.)    


Be A Responsible Server Training (BARS) 

On Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, October 18


from 7PM to 9PM at the Post Office/Courthouse at 179 East Franklin Street join the NC Alcohol 

Law Enforcement (ALE) and Chapel Hill Police Department for a 'Be a Responsible Server' training (BARS). ALE officers will help new and veteran employees of ABC outlets learn about local alcohol sales laws, regulations, how to spot fake ID's, how to stop sales to intoxicated persons, and much more. FREE and open to all. For questions please contact Lt. Jabe Hunter at (919) 698-7286 or The telephone number to the District IV ALE office is (919) 250-5934.

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