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Community Programs

Booze Buggy: Call 433-1036 or 433-1060

The traffic Unit utilizes the Booze Buggy for DWI prevention education. This program is open to licensed adults 16 and older. With the use of Fatal Vision Googles, the driver can operate the Booe Buggy through a driving course. The program is designed to educate the motoring public about the effects impairing substances have on driving abilities by simulating the effects of drunk driving through practical hands-on exercises.

Citizens On Patrol: Call 433-1847COP car

Citizens On Patrol (COP) is a nation-wide program that enlists the help of eligible citizens to be the "eyes and ears" for our officers.  The volunteers patrol the city in specially marked vehciles reporting suspicious activity, checking on the elderly and homes while the owners are away.  The volunteers do not have law enforcement authority and are not confrontational.  They provide additional visibility in our city's neighborhoods and business districts.

Citizen’s Police Academy: Call 433-1903

The Citizen’s Police Academy is based on the words of Sir Robert Peele, the founder of modern policing, that “the police are the public and the public are the police.” If our community is to make progress in reducing crime and disorder we must have, in addition to committed and well-trained police officers, committed and well trained citizens.

The CPA meets for three hours, one night per week, for ten weeks. During the academy the citizens receive presentations and demonstrations from all areas of the department. The citizens learn what we are doing on their behalf, and importantly, why we are doing it.

At the Fayetteville Police Department, we believe that we cannot merely respond to disorder after it has occurred. We must understand the underlying issues present in each problem area that give rise to the disorder. Most of these factors are outside the control of the police department. Therefore, a growing number of informed citizens must be aware of their role as stakeholders. As people who have a stake in the outcome of the problem, and what they can do to assist.

Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association: Call 433-1847

The Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni meet monthly to assist the department by volunteering with various activities and continue to learn about the department and the criminal justice system

Citizen Volunteers: Call 433-1847

The Citizen Volunteers will function in support of community related activities and other areas of the Department. Volunteers shall not be issued uniforms, bear arms, or have arrest authority. Citizens who volunteer are subject to a background check prior to being accepted and will not be compensated for the services they perform. is a website where the Fayetteville Police Department shares informational video clips, surviellance footage from crime incidents, and other programs. The clips are written, directed, and produced by members of the Fayetteville Police Department. The goal of is to educate the public on safety, crime prevention tips, wanted persons, and department functions. is hosted on Youtube and shared on Facebook.

Drug Treatment Court

Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a supervised treatment alternative designed to break the cycle of substance abuse and related crime. It is a post arrest/post sentencing program operated at the District Court level. The Drug Treatment Court supervises and assists chemically dependent, non-violent offenders with receiving treatment in a rehabilitative environment monitored by the Court.
Click Here for more information regarding the Drug Treatment Court program


NIXLE is a  service designed to inform the public of crime trends and wanted persons in the area through e-mail, text, and web alerts. To subscribe to this service, register at

Fayetteville/Fort Bragg Judo Club: Call 433-1847

Fayetteville/Fort Bragg Judo Club is a nonprofit team/club. The Fayetteville Police sponsor the youth and adult judo program. The purpose of the club is to introduce the Olympic sport of Judo to both youth and adult members of the local Fayetteville/Fort Bragg communities.

BandPolice Band Roll’RZ: Call 433-1847

The Roll’RZ is a variety band comprised of active and reserve officers who deliver an anti-drug message to elementary school children. The Roll’RZ also perform at community functions but are booked quickly so call well in advance.


Ride AlongRide Along: Call 433-1820

This program enables citizens to accompany a patrol officer and observe firsthand the duties of an officer. Citizens must be at least 18 years old, or have an interest in law enforcement, to be eligible to participate in the program. 

Process to Schedule Ride Alongs

  • Visit the Fayetteville Police Department located at 467 Hay Street, between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm - Monday thru Friday.
  • At that time, you will be required to provide a valid driver's license (any state, as long as it is valid) and fill out the Ride Along Request Form.
  • After a background check is completed, the Office of Professional Standards and Investigations (OPS) will approve or disapprove the request, depending on the findings (no convicted felons will be authorized to participate in the program).
  • Once approved, you will be contacted to schedule your Ride Along.
  • Applicants are authorized to participate in the Program once, every six (6) months.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Professional Standards at 910-433-1820.

Safety Presentations: Call 433-1847

The Fayetteville Police Department offers various safety programs for children, teens, adults, and Senior Citizens. Home and personal safety, stranger danger, bike safety, and fraud are a few of the many topics that can be covered by our Crime Prevention Specialists. Call at least two weeks in advance to schedule a presentation for your group.


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