Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

  • Agency: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Address: 601 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, 28202 NC
  • Chief: Rodney Monroe (Chief of Police)
Phone: 704-336-3190
Fax: 704-336-6599

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is located at 601 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, 28202 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Rodney Monroe. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department phone number is 704-336-3190.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department News

Councilman Tariq Bokhari requested to ride along with officers in our Metro Division Friday night. He sent along his thoughts to all CMPD officers following the experience. Officers, I decided to do a ride along given it was police week, budget season, and some hurtful tweets were in the news; and I asked Chief to drop me in somewhere that I could really get a feel for the reality of the job you guys are faced with at its most challenging and most impactful. So Friday night they sent me out to Metro 3rd shift. I started the night at 8:15 roll call where Sgt Overcash prepared the shift with updates for the night. Then I paired up with Officer Koukopoulos and we hit the road. I assumed we would ease our way into the shift... but the next 9 hours were a complete blur. The first call we went to was a large gathering of people who were out of their mind concerned about a young child who was potentially being abused in an apartment that they wouldn’t let anyone in. I joined the officers once the occupant allowed us in, and while the child wasn’t there, I was petrified by the experience. Walking in a dark apartment up stairs and around corners and seeing a handgun laying on the bed, all the while not knowing if someone was about to jump out and shoot us... well... it made me realize just how dangerous the job can be at every corner. You never know when that moment might be coming. It also made me realize how hardened to it you all are. John and the Metro guys on scene with us didn’t even flinch. Heart rates probably didn’t even rise. And the rest of the night made me understand why - its just another day at the office. We proceeded on over a dozen calls for the rest of the night - from multiple Domestic Violence calls, to picking up folks with potential mental problems to deliver them to the magistrate when they didn’t expect us and didn’t want to go, to responding to shots fired, to searching the ground for spent shells, to helping save a man that was shot. So what did I learn? I saw the fear and danger you guys face. I saw some of the worst of our city. I saw the best of our department - how you guys acted, whether it was a traffic stop of someone yelling profanity at you. I also saw some of the best of our city - in that first call I described above... after all the anger and fear and people yelling at you - I saw a couple kids come up and start talking to you. And you guys went to the cruiser and started handing out stickers and making some jokes with the kids. And one of them came up to me and said they made a poem at school that week in appreciation of police week and our officers who came out to protect them when they needed it. Amazing. Friday night changed me. I was always a big supporter of what you all do, but after serving on council and dealing with these issues at a macro, policy level... I saw a lot that made me think differently. Putting aside the danger and the fast pace of the job that leaves little time for breaks or catching your breath... I saw a portion of our community that loved and appreciated you. I saw a portion that probably didn’t realize it but was abusing the system and wasting your time - but you still had to address. I saw a portion that was mad at you because of who you were. I saw a portion who was mad because you weren’t doing what they wanted you to do - and I saw in those examples something that gave me an ah ha moment - you patiently explained the law you have spent so much time learning - and they got frustrated only knowing that they just wanted you to make someone leave a public area who was bothering them or help them get a child they didn’t have full custody of... and because of that lack of understanding they blamed you for not doing what they wanted. Most importantly - it clicked for me that while we (government) fail to address certain areas of law or policy that don’t work, or broader challenges remain unsolved at the local, state or federal level - you remain steadfast and true - but you also remain on the front lines having to work within the bounds of a sometimes unreasonable situation or a broken system. I’m sending you this message not because I know exactly how to fix any of that. I just want you to know I saw it. And I recognize it. And I appreciate you all even more after seeing that. I promise you all this - I will work hard to make this budget produce an extra-ordinary outcome relating to your salary. And I promise you one more thing - the sentiments expressed in last week’s tweet is not how this city feels about you. You are loved and respected. If Officer Koukopoulos and the folks I spent Friday night with are representative of how you all carry yourself each day... You represent the best of this city. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you all since my ride along. Keep doing what you are doing and let me know what else we can be doing for you. Tariq

One of our officers was called into the ring while at the Universoul Circus with a group of students from Alexander Graham Middle seventh graders. We think he should stick with his day job, but clearly he had fun!

This piece about one of our officers does a great job explaining the work and the worries that come with policing.

Peace Officers Memorial Service.

While patrolling the rail trail today, Sgt. George Mentavlos met a a few cool young people visiting uptown. #CMPD #BeTheDifference #policeweek

While school was out Wednesday, Officers Greg Martin and Holly Lawton took a group of children from the Grier Heights neighborhood to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for a day of fun.The outing was part of the Children Making Positive Decisions (C.M.P.D.) initiative.

Chief Putney thanked members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation this afternoon and took questions from the press concerning a variety of topics.

This week we remember who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor those serving our community. #PoliceWeek2018

We love it when our officers are caught on video doing a great job!

If you are interested in a Family Justice Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg, have comments for the committee, or just want to know more, you should attend this Town Hall.

Dozens of officers being recognized this morning for exceptional work they’ve done over the last year. We’re chatting with a few of them.

It's not too late to apply! CMPD accepts applications for new officers during the first two weeks of every other month. The application period ends at midnight tonight.

Join CMPD at Chick-Fil-A restaurants as we raise money for Special Olympics North Carolina at Cop On Top events this week. Today: 8648 JW Clay Blvd. (Shoppes At University Place) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday: 8648 JW Clay Blvd. (Shoppes At University Place) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday: 8648 JW Clay Blvd. (Shoppes At University Place) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday: 8648 JW Clay Blvd. (Shoppes At University Place) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Carolina Pavilion (South Blvd / I-485) from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Don't forget about CMPD's Officer Recruitment Video Contest. Details:

CMPD is accepting applications for new officers until midnight tomorrow. Get your application in today! #BeTheDifference

Thank you to all who supported, organized and participated in last week's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation luncheon. More than $1 million was raised through that fantastic event.

This week we celebrate the officers who serve our community each day and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. #PoliceWeek2017

Join us on Instagram tomorrow for The Challenge, a workout honoring the 129 officers killed in 2017. Follow along on our story and tag us in photos/videos of you and friends completing The Challenge for your chance to win a prize. Contest ends midnight 5/14. @CMPDHQ

Today is the first official day of National Police Week. If you see officers at work, please consider thanking them for their service.

We'd like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all moms, but especially those who serve our community. Enjoy your day! #mothersday2018 #MothersDayWeekend #mothers day #BeTheDifference #cmpd

Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest. If you've got info, please call 704-334-1600. You will not be asked your name.

Please join us today from 11 am to 2 pm at the Wal-Mart located at 8800 East WT Harris Blvd

#CMPD is running the @SONC_BeAFan torch from through Mecklenburg County today. Please cheer them on if you see them. #BeTheDifference #TorchRun