Following the closure of Camp Butner in 1947, this area was governed by the State of North Carolina until the Town of Butner incorporated in 2007. The Department of Public Safety provided police and fire protection services for Butner and surrounding areas until acquired by the Town in 2013. Butner Public Safety provides these services and many others for Butner’s citizens, businesses and institutions, as well as fire protection services for the Butner Reservation.

To provide the people, institutions and campuses of its jurisdiction with professional fire and law enforcement services, thereby enhancing the quality of life served by Butner Public Safety.

Butner Public Safety Officers are trained in law enforcement and fire suppression. Since this department serves institutions in and around Town, officers must understand the special populations served by each facility. A special unit is assigned to serve the Central Regional Psychiatric Hospital. Officers continuously patrol the Town to ensure safety, protect property and prevent crime. Officers conduct crime prevention programs, talk with school students and meet regularly with civic groups.

Butner Public safety provides firefighting, fire training and fire-prevention programs for the entire community. Drill and inspections are performed regularly at the mental health care centers, industries and local businesses. Officers also provide community fire safety and education programs for area day cares, schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses and industries.

Butner Public Safety has volunteer firefighters who assist with fire calls and motor vehicle crashes. Volunteers meet regularly and attend scheduled training. If you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter, click here or go to Butner Public Safety to obtain an application.
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