In the spirit of service, the Raleigh Police Department exists to preserve and improve the quality of life, instill peace
and protect property through unwavering attention to our duties in partnership with the community.
The Police Department works in partnership with the community to identify and address conditions that give rise to
crime. The Department employs a policing approach that emphasizes the importance of maintaining a full range of
enforcement priorities, including quality-of-life issues and violations that breed more serious crime. Through the
dedicated service of officers and civilians, district policing, innovative programs, effective technology use, and
enhanced relationships between citizens and the police, the Department is confronting crime in Raleigh and
making the City an even better place to live, work, visit and conduct business.
Additional information regarding the department may be obtained by contacting Cassandra Deck-Brown, Chief of
Police, at (919) 996-3385 or via e-mail atCassandra.Deck-Brown@raleighnc.gov .
Funding to implement a body worn camera pilot is included ($1,440,000). The program is expected to
produce numerous benefits, including increased public trust, higher efficiency in investigating complaints
and increased quality of evidence collection.
Adds two Computer Systems Specialist positions ($112,000) to support implementation of body worn
cameras and technology supports needs.
Adds a Police Officer ($71,000) position to focus on the Department’s recruiting efforts.
Budget includes $643,000 in appropriation from asset forfeiture reserves. The funding will be used for three
approved purposes in FY17; converting vehicles for the Vice Unit ($250,000), purchase of a bomb diffusing
robot ($186,000), and the fourth year of the DWI squad grant match ($207,000). Any unspent funds for
these purposes will revert back to the asset forfeiture reserve.
FY16 to FY17
Police Administrative Services
Police Chiefs Office
Police Detective Division
Police Field Operations
Police Special Operations