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, Church Safety, Active Threat Response Awareness, Women's Safety, Realtor Safety, Halloween Safety, Neighborhood Watch, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Fraud, etc. If you are interested in scheduling a Police Officer to speak at an educational program, please contact Community Outreach Officer Dan Look at

McGruff the Crime Dog Character

The Police Department has opportunities for children and families to meet McGruff the Crime Dog. To schedule a visit, contact Community Outreach Officer Dan Look at

Coffee with a Cop

The Police Department partners with area businesses and restaurants to provide an opportunity to meet with the public in a casual environment.  No agenda or presentation!  It's just an opportunity to get to know the police officers that work in your community!  The host business or restaurant provides free coffee to the public and the police department will be at the business or restaurant for approximately 2 hours, meeting with the public.  For more information about this program or to schedule a future Coffee with a Cop event, contact Community Outreach Officer Dan Look at  The business or restaurant must be in the corporate limits of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

G.R.E.A.T. Program

The Fuquay-Varina Police Department has had more than 3,000 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 Lieutenant Scottie Hinton at