The Downtown District is the smallest district, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in history! The Downtown District is comprised 11 beats and encompasses downtown Raleigh, Glenwood South and Moore Square. Some of Raleigh's most well known buildings are located in the Downtown District, including
- the Executive Mansion
- State Capitol Building
- Raleigh Banking and Trust
- Raleigh Convention Center
Note the District office is not staffed 24 hours a day
We do have voicemail in which you can leave a message. Your call will be returned as early as possible.
If you need assistance in an emergency or to report a crime, dial 911.
2011 District Accomplishments
The Downtown District took advantage of the broad experience of its staff to implement community policing initiatives and ensure that its officers are prepared to offer the highest level of service to the district.
- Practically every weekend, special events took place downtown, including First Night and other City of Raleigh signature celebrations.
- Officers patrolled on foot as well as in cars throughout the downtown areas that are home to restaurants, nightclubs, and entertainment venues, working to ensure public safety while enforcing city quality-of-life ordinances pertaining to issues such as panhandling and noise.
- Traffic safety activities were a priority for the district, and officers responded with efforts that ranged from DWI projects to speed enforcement to traffic stops.
- The district also participated in a number of community policing activities, including: Partnering with the YMCA to create a program that taught etiquette and presentation skills to young people; Working with the Wake County Department of Human Services and the court system to develop strategies for diverting mental health consumers away from incarceration; Collaborating with universities and the Wake County Public School System to prepare young people for higher educational opportunities.