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Rainey St. Contact: Sgt. Davis
Hillsborough, NC (919) 732-2441
March 19, 2003
COMMUNITY POLICE DIVISION HAS PROACTIVE ROLE IN COMMUNITY
Look beyond the black-and-white of the police patrol car you see daily and you might be surprised by what the Hillsborough Police Department is doing.
The HPD is divided into four divisions (Patrol, Investigative, Community Police and Administration) to maintain and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Hillsborough and beyond.
And the proactive stance of the C.O.P. division is doing just that. The C.O.P. officers, headed by Captain Judy Jacobs, work together to complete a wide variety of service-based projects and organizations while continuously focusing on preventive police work.
Sgt. Davis, a member of the C.O.P. division for six years, leads an Explorer Post to new projects monthly and is active on bike patrol.
Officer Little, another C.O.P., coaches a basketball team that competes throughout the area. Little also plans to organize a basketball camp over the summer.
C.O.P.s also established C.O.P. Boys and Girls Clubs in 1999 that have since adopted highways and helped Meals on Wheels deliver food. The clubs have grown to include over 60 members.
As the C.O.P.s focus on establishing a positive police presence, they spend a great deal of time speaking at schools. There is an “Adopt a Cop” program where local elementary teachers can have an officer come to their classroom weekly to talk to children, answer questions and even go on field trips – some to the police department.
Other programs that the C.O.P. division is responsible for include a “Safety Day” for children to get fingerprinted and photographed and a Bicycle Safety class for fourth-graders. The C.O.P. is currently gearing up for a Senior Citizen Police Academy course, a further attempt at safer, crime-free neighborhoods.
Behind all of the activities to unite the community, the entire HPD is working to achieve site accreditation. The grueling process requires mounds of paperwork and several trips to already accredited police departments, but the HPD is willing to dig in and do the work. Not only does the department seek to better the community – they also want to better themselves.
If you’re interested in participating in some of the wonderful programs or helping out with services that the C.O.P. division provides, contact Captain Jacobs or Sgt. Davis at 732-2441.
Community Policing Center CONTACT: Sgt. Davis
501 Rainey Ave. (919) 732–2441 ext. 22
Hillsborough, NC 27278 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3, 2003
EXPLORER POST HAS FUN, CONTRIBUTES TO COMMUNITY
Splash! Splash! Your oar hits the water, and you glance around at your fellow
Explorers. You’re on a canoe trip with the Hillsborough Police Department’s
Explorer Post and loving every minute of it.
Canoeing is just one of many activities of the Post. Biking, hiking, marching in parades, competing against other Posts and helping out with community events are also on board for the rising 9th graders and high schoolers in the Post.
Hillsborough Explorer Post #877 has been active in the community since 1998. The post is led by Sgt. Irving Davis, Jr., a member of the Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) division of the Hillsborough Police Department.
Explorers range from ages 14-20 and have the freedom to decide what project the group will take on next. Explorers are ranked within the organization similar to police rankings and must be in school, making good grades and have a positive attitude. An interest in police work is not necessary.
In the past, the group has visited naval and air force bases that members have expressed interest in and have future intentions of visiting colleges and professional job sites. Explorers assist in community events and special projects providing service where needed. When they are not busy lending a helping hand, they are conducting fundraisers for their trips and post supplies.
Where will the paddles of the post fall next? To find out, call Sgt. Davis at (919) 732-2441 ext. 22, or come to the meeting on Monday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Communitiy Policing building at 501 Rainey Ave in Hillsborough.
Hillsborough Police Department
127 North Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
FACT SHEET CONTACT: Lauren Werner
Feb. 13, 2003
HILLSBOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
• The department is located in downtown historic Hillsborough, Orange
County’s county seat, a town with roots that reach to 1100 A.D.
• The department’s mission is to promote the wellness and ensure the safety in the town of Hillsborough and beyond.
• The department is composed of three action-oriented divisions and an administrative division.
Community Police (C.O.P.) Division
• The main goal of the C.O.P. division is to maintain a positive police
presence throughout Hillsborough.
• C.O.P.s organize several service projects throughout the community, including an Explorer Post, an “adopt a cop” program and speaking at community events.
• C.O.P.s focus on preventive policing and building relationships within the community.
• There are two divisions within the investigative department, the criminal
division and the narcotics division.
• Both subdivisions look at crimes in further detail and find and interview victims and defendants.
• The criminal division deals with a variety of issues, including theft, homicide and domestic disputes.
• The narcotics division solely handles drug-related crimes and contains a K-9 unit.
• The patrol division is known as the backbone of the police department.
• Police officers on patrol respond to 911 calls.
• Patrol officers assume a reactive role and respond after crimes are committed.
• Duties of patrol officers includes taking accident reports and monitoring residences and businesses at night.
HILLSBOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE CITIZENS OF OUR FAIR TOWN.
The Hillsborough Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officers. Work involves the responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the enforcement of laws and ordinances of the State of North Carolina and the Town of Hillsborough.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN OFFICER INCLUDE:
• Completion of high school or equivalency (some college a plus) – must provide transcripts.
• Age 21 upon completion of classroom training.
• Meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements.
• No felony convictions and no serious misdemeanor convictions in the past five years.
• No Domestic Violence convictions.
• No DWI or DUI convictions within the past 10 years.
• Valid driver’s license required. No suspensions of driving privileges in the past three years.
• Meet credit requirements (14 points or less).
• Pass an entry-level written examination, physical test, and behavioral assessment test.
• Pass an extensive background investigation, credit history check, criminal history check, drug screen, psychological examination, medical examination, and polygraph examination.
• US Citizenship required.
Uniforms and equipment furnished
Great opportunities for raises
401 (k) plan available
FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
THE HILLSBOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITING UNIT AT