The Fayetteville Police Department’s Police Administrative Building is located in the heart of downtown Fayetteville. We have approximately 397 sworn law enforcement personnel and 181 non-sworn staff members.
The department is separated into three (3) police districts, Campbellton, Central and Cross Creek. The Campbellton and Central District offices are located inside the Police Administrative Building. The Cross Creek District office is housed in our sub-station located at 5089 Santa Fe Drive. We also have a small sub-station located in the Grove View Terrace public housing area.
Our officers work 10 hour shifts for four days during the week (Tuesday through Friday), with 3 days off. Weekend shifts are 10 hour shifts for four days (Saturday through Tuesday), with 3 days off. The squads have an overlap day every Tuesday, with the weekday and weekend squads rotating every two (2) months.
Upon satisfactory completion of the training process officers are released on solo patrol. Officers are required to work one year on the road before being assigned to a specialized unit or to be eligible for a promotion. Our ranking system is as follows: Officer/Detective, Police Specialist, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief.
Patrol officers are assigned to one of nine (9) sectors in the city. The sectors are identified as Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel and India. A Lieutenant is assigned to each of the nine sectors. The officer is responsible for answering calls in the area and for assisting officers in neighboring sectors when needed. We strive for our officers to become a part of the community by being highly visible, attending neighborhood meetings and practicing other aspects of the Community Policing concept.
* Schedules are subject to change