Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Council to Discuss Police Chief Position
The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss its desires and expectations for a new police chief in a public meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall,
The Council’s discussion is one of a series of focus groups being held to gather early input that will help develop community criteria for the police chief. Those criteria will be used to assess the skills of candidates for the position.
Interested citizens may attend the Council meeting or attend an upcoming public forum on the police chief search scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. Meetings also have been held on Jan. 9 and Jan. 11 to gather community input.
The police chief position has been advertised nationally to draw a diverse pool of qualified and outstanding candidates. The NC League of Municipalities is assisting with the process of assessing candidates.
For more information on the Chapel Hill Police Chief Search, contact Town Manager Roger L. Stancil at (919) 968-2743 or email@example.com. ###