Community Oriented Policing

“The philosophy of the Mebane Police Department is Community Oriented Policing. MPD works with the community to create communication bridges, avenues for information-sharing, and pro-active, co-active policing to ensure the highest quality of life for our community.”

Community Oriented Policing entails so much more than answering calls for service. And it is our aim to ensure that the Mebane Community has access to the discussion forums, the programs, and the personnel to create strong, long lasting partnerships in Mebane, meeting residents and guests needs alike, thus creating a great community in which to work and live.

It has been recognized that traditional law enforcement responses to crime and disorder, by themselves, are ineffective. C.O.P. was conceived as the result of a realization that many causal factors that contribute to criminal behavior include social and environmental issues that may not fit into traditionally accepted law enforcement methods. These broader problems are best identified and addressed through this community and police partnership.

It is important that C.O.P. be recognized, accepted and promoted not as a program, but a philosophy. Community Oriented Policing does not simply require a change in the way we think and interact with the public. It is not merely a community relations program. There are definite factors that separate the Community Oriented Policing philosophy from other police programs.

In order to achieve a true C.O.P. partnership with citizens, police must integrate with the community. Officers are assigned to permanent districts where they enjoy the freedom and autonomy to work with the citizens using innovative and creative long-term solutions to resolve community problems. Police officers and citizens are empowered to explore new, proactive initiative, to help solve problems before they occur or escalate.

C.O.P. is a revitalization of an age-old concept where citizens and police officers know one another and work closely together to positively impact social problems in the community and improve the quality of life. For Mebane, C.O.P. is an opportunity to maximize our working relationship with the community that will, in turn, result in improved police service.

Community Teams

The Mebane Police Department Community Oriented Policing has been divided into four teams ranging from seven to eight members.  The Teams are made up of both sworn and civilian members of the Mebane Police Department.  The city is divided into four sections.

Team A

Sgt Rosencrans
Ofc Underwood
Ofc Hall
Ofc Kimrey
Ofc Norriss 
Mrs. Brown

Team B

Lt Cole
Sgt Snell
Ofc Jones
Ofc Header
Ofc Terwilliger
Mrs. Browers

Team C

Lt Richardson
Inv Davis     
Ofc Ward
Ofc Aldridge  
Ofc Dodson
Ofc Franklin
Mrs. Currie

Team D

Asst Chief Byrd
Sgt Crowder 
Cpl. Cook
Ofc Cherry 
Ofc Roney
Mrs. Bailey