Potential Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recruits take the JRPAT (Job Related Physical Abilities Test) and a written exam prior to the Academy. State-certified physical fitness instructor Officer Wassenaar shares these three tips to help prepare for a successful JRPAT.
Learn how Deputy Chief Estella Patterson simultaneously served CMPD and her country, and what makes veterans such talented officers of the law. Read more about how the City of Charlotte is taking a comprehensive approach to crime prevention to support CMPD in creating a SAFE Charlotte.
Growing up in a military family, Deputy Chief Estella Patterson developed a passion to serve. Her passion would eventually lead her to dual-service in both the U.S. Army Reserve and as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officer.
The chance to change the life of a child and what could be their tragic outcome is a key component of the work Lt. LeBraun Evans does each day in CMPD’s Community Services Division. Of their more than 60 community programs, many are targeted at children, starting in middle school.
All CMPD patrol officers enjoy peace of mind with Signal Sidearm, which starts an officer’s body camera recording when his or her firearm leaves its holster.
During a recent ridealong, Officer Lawrence answered questions about why he became an officer, and how he’s handled tough conversations.
For the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in the Community Services Division, the goal is to bridge the gap between the community and those who police it.
A native New Yorker, Officer Robert Chomicki entered CMPD through lateral entry in 2015 and hasn’t looked back.
Learn more about the core values Johnny Jennings will bring to the table CMPD Police Chief.
This edition of CMPD News introduces CMPD’s COVID-19 response protocol, and covers the department’s pay and benefits package.