Policing and Racial Justice & Equity Listening Session

The Orange County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Human Relations Commission will host a listening session on Issues of Policing and Racial Justice and Equity in Orange County.

The virtual session will be held Tuesday, July 7, from 7-10 p.m. with the end time flexible depending on the number of speakers. The event will provide an opportunity for the public to have a safe space to express their concerns and questions about law enforcement in Orange County.

Individuals who wish to attend and those who wish to speak may register at the following link.

  • Click here for the agenda/program for the session.

The session will include a short introduction by the Chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission. The session will then open up for public questions and comments from attendees. Questions and comments will be recorded by the BOCC for future discussion and action.

Public Comment

If you would like to make a public comment but cannot participate in the meeting, please email your comments to the BOCC.


  • Resolution passed by Orange County Board of Commissioners calling for listening session
  • Resolution adopted by the Orange County Board of Commissioners on June 2 condemning the death of George Floyd and designating systemic racism as a public health threat in Orange County.
  • Resolution adopted by Carrboro Town Councilon on racial equity and policing
  • Executive Order on Criminal Justice Reform signed by Gov. Roy Cooper.
  • Website that tracks police stops in North Carolina.