CMPD’s Most Senior Patrol Officer Reflects on a Career of Service
After a career of serving Charlotte as a CMPD patrol officer, Officer Poston reflects on favorite memories before retirement, like interacting with children and training new recruits.
Live with CMPD Lake Unit
Go live with CMPD’s Lake Unit and learn more about what it takes to become an officer.
Deputy Chief Pearsall Makes an Impact
Growing up the daughter of a preacher in Charlotte’s Greenville community, service was an expectation in Deputy Chief Sherie Pearsall’s family. She’s made service her calling and career.
CMPD News: Inside Recruitment
Take a closer look at CMPD’s Officer Wellness program and meet Officer Talayna Coleman. Watch the Mecklenburg County Peace Officers Memorial Service, and get a sneak peak at CMPD’s brand new South Division opening.
High Priority: Officer Wellness
May is Mental Health Month, and there’s no better time to talk about the high priority CMPD places on employee wellness, particularly when it comes to helping officers manage the emotional stress of the job.
Most Gender-Diverse Class in Recent History Graduates
When the members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s 187th Academy class walked across the stage, it became one of the most gender-diverse classes in the department's recent history.
CMPD News: CommUNITY
Take a closer look at new officer training informed by CMPD community collaboration, how CMPD ranked in the Mapping Police Violence scorecard and a preview of the most gender-diverse graduating classes of CMPD officers.
Homegrown Heroes in Transit
Police officers appreciate a job that keeps them on the move. CMPD has taken that to heart by featuring its Charlotte-raised officers in advertising on Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) buses and light rail cars.
Chief Jennings: More on Core Four
Between his decades of experience in Charlotte, expertise and training in policing and a focus on the will of the community, the “Core Four” are the backbone of Chief Johnny Jennings’ strategic vision for CMPD.
CMPD News: Move Your Career
What is the starting salary for an officer? What’s the tattoo policy? Can I make more as a CMPD officer if I speak Spanish? Read more in “Recruitment 101,” check out these “fly” retro photos of CMPD’s Aviation Unit.
From Coast to Coast: A Lateral Move with Officer Collins
Lateral Entry is a unique career opportunity CMPD offers to qualified law enforcement officers who have served in their respective department for two years or longer. Officer John Collins was looking for the latest training, tech and advancement opportunity. He found it at CMPD.
CMPD News: De-escalation and Success Defined
We often hear about successful de-escalation, but what does that look like in a real life policing situation? The February 2021 issue of CMPD News details CMPD’s new mission statement and Chief Jennings “Core 4” strategic priorities.
Sneak Peek: CMPD Academy’s Driving Instruction
With 26 acres of Academy grounds dedicated to the driving course, Officer Melissa Cicio and her team of instructors have enough room to build real-world training scenarios from kidnappings to armed robberies and carjackings.
Talk How You Talk: Connecting with Detective Johnson
When Detective Johnson reflects on his 13-year career at CMPD, he loves the variety of his work and the impact he has made on his hometown. What he appreciates most is that he’s encouraged to be himself.
CMPD News: Recruitment Questions Answered
How old do you have to be to apply? Do you get paid to go to the Academy? Do you need a college degree? And what are three specific things you can do to train for the JRPAT Fitness Test? It’s all here.
Diez Preguntas Principales Sobre la Solicitud de CMPD
¿Está interesado en unirse a una de las mejores agencias de aplicación de la ley del país? Estas son las preguntas principales que nos hacen sobre cómo solicitar trabajo para CMPD. Aprenda lo que necesita saber para presentar su solicitud hoy.
Top Ten Questions About Applying for CMPD
Interested in joining one of the nation’s finest law enforcement agencies? Here are the top questions we get asked about applying to work for CMPD. 学习 what you need to know to apply today.