|Chief of Police
The Chief of Police performs administrative, managerial, and specialized law enforcement work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Police Department. This work involves a full managerial and supervisory role including the establishment of operations and policy, creating and articulating a vision of excellence and leading the department in its achievement, and establishing trust and credibility with the community.
The Investigation Division handles all major crimes in Creedmoor including property crimes, crimes against people, financial and fraud crimes, computer crimes, domestic crimes, and controlled substance crimes and other vice operations. Officers assigned to this division collect, preserve, store, and process evidence, and identify and interview witnesses, victims, and suspects. Collaboration with other local and regional law enforcement agencies to share knowledge, crime statistics, and recent arrests is critical to their success. The investigative team is also at the forefront of vice and narcotics control for our community which includes surveillance, informant development, and undercover operations.
As first responders who perform patrols and respond to calls for service, the Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Creedmoor Police Department. Officers in the patrol division perform initial investigations for possible offenses and deter crimes through their presence.
In order to effectively provide service throughout the community, the patrol unit consists of ten (10) officers, divided into four (4) squads. The squads work 12-hour shifts and rotate bi-weekly so that officer schedules vary, working day shift for two weeks then night shift for two weeks.
Patrol officers serve criminal summons and warrants, enforce motor vehicle laws, and investigate traffic accidents. In addition, they provide property checks for residential and commercial property in Creedmoor in order to ensure security and safety, and they will also perform vehicle unlocking services with the written consent of the property owner.
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer (SRO) is responsible for the overall safety and security of the students, staff, and faculty of the South Granville High School. The SRO has three primary roles including police officer, counselor, and educator.
As a police officer, it is the SRO’s duty to enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina and ordinances of the City of Creedmoor and more importantly, to anticipate and recognize any crime risk in the school and then initiate action to remove or reduce it.
As a counselor, the SRO must be able to relate to the students and be available to intervene in crisis situations. Students are often crime victims, as well as perpetrators, and need guidance and education relating to the criminal justice system. The SRO is often considered a “third-party” in the eyes of the students and a useful, unbiased resource for sharing confidential information.
Finally, the SRO's role as an educator in the school is to promote Law-Related Education (LRE). LRE promotes public understanding of the law and helps students become better informed and effective citizens by an awareness of the basis for our laws, how they are made, how they are enforced, student’s rights and responsibilities under the law, and the consequences of criminal activity. The SRO serves not only as an authority figure and crime deterrent, but also as a role-model and resource for information.
Telecommunicators are almost always the first contact the public has with the Police Department. They dispatch calls for service to police officers, and track the whereabouts and monitor the safety of those officers.
In addition to the services provided to the community, telecommunicators also process requests from officers in the field including background checks, driver’s license and registration checks, and towing services. They are responsible for entering vehicles, property, wanted persons, and missing persons into the SBI-maintained Division of Criminal Information Network(DCIN) which further links to the FBI-maintained National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
The Creedmoor Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day/seven days a week and handles both emergency and non-emergency calls. It is equipped with several phone lines, including a TTY for the hearing impaired, two-way radios, and a security monitoring system.