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What is the CAP Team?

The Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Team is a group of volunteers that assist the Cary Police Department in and around the Town of Cary, North Carolina freeing sworn officers to handle other duties. The CAP program allows citizens to combine an interest in law enforcement with the personal satisfaction of volunteering in their community.

The Cary Police Department formalized the CAP program in the summer of 2000 after citizens expressed an interest in volunteering with the department. By the summer of 2002, the CAP program had 31 volunteers. Currently, there are over 130 active members on the team.

Cary’s CAP Team is one of many programs in North Carolina that is recognized by the national Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program. VIPS is part of the USA Freedom Corps, an entity designed to promote service, citizenship, and generosity among communities and across the nation.


What does the CAP Team do?

CAP Team members have the option to assist with a variety of events and activities in the Town. The Cary CAP Team consists of multiple committees that are responsible for handling specific duties; however, additional volunteer opportunities are presented as needed.


Interested in more information?

The Cary CAP Team is open to honest, dependable individuals who are interested in positively impacting their community. Before becoming a CAP Team member, a volunteer must successfully complete Cary’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The CPA classes run twice a year in the spring and fall. Courses are free; however, class size is limited. For more information on CPA registration, please visit the Cary Police Department’s Community Services webpage.


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