Education Programs

Safety & Awareness

Police Officers are available to speak to schools, clubs and other groups. Age appropriate literature is available on topics to include Officer Friendly, Safety, Drug Prevention, Gang Awareness, Crime Prevention, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Fraud, etc. If you are interested in scheduling a Police Officer to speak at an educational program, please call 919-552-3191.

McGruff the Crime Dog Character

The Police Department has opportunities for children and families to meet McGruff the Crime Dog. To schedule a visit, call 919-552-3191.

Explorers Program

The Town of Fuquay-Varina Police Explorer's Post is dedicated to providing first hand training and knowledge to young adults who may have an interest in a law enforcement career. The Fuquay - Varina Explorer post is operated through the Town of Fuquay-Varina Police Department under the supervision of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers and open to any young adult from ages 14 to 20 years old. For more information email Chris Gathman .

G.R.E.A.T. Program

The Fuquay-Varina Police Department has had more than 2,000 graduates of the G.R.E.A.T. Program which stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training. The goal of the program is to teach good decision making and common sense to pre-teens transitioning from elementary school to middle school.

The program helps young people acquire and practice positive life skills such as thinking before acting, dealing with bullies, communicating, respecting others and being good citizens. For more information about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Scottie Hinton.