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Watch CMPD Recruit Class 193 in Their Journey to the Badge

May 3, 2023
Follow CMPD Recruit Class 193 as they rise to the physical, mental and emotional challenges…

Meet Your CMPD Academy Training Staff

February 20, 2024
From the first day you set foot in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Training Academy, you’ll be…

5 Stats to Know From CMPD’s 2023 Public Safety Report

January 18, 2024
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) released its 2023 end-of-year annual report last week. The briefing…

How VR Is Advancing Training for CMPD Officers & Recruits

January 18, 2024
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is committed to being a model law enforcement agency for the nation,…

Recruitment Rewind: Your 5 Most-Clicked Stories of 2023

December 14, 2023
The past year was a big one in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recruitment news. In July,…

Unsure about your child becoming a police officer? Read this.

November 14, 2023
What do you wish for your adult child? Do you hope for him or her…

New CMPD Academy Lead Instructor Talks Secret to Unlocking Potential, Achieving Success

November 13, 2023
Officer Michael Gainey is no stranger to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Training Academy. He passed…

CMPD Celebrates 30 Years of Combined Service and Excellence

October 13, 2023
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which the men and…

The Surprising Thing Recruits Underestimate Behind the Wheel

October 13, 2023
What do Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recruits most often underestimate during their driving instruction at the…

Know a Police Recruit? Here Are 6 Ways to Show Your Support.

October 2, 2023
It’s normal for family members and friends to have questions – and maybe even some…

12 Answers to Questions You’re Not Sure You Can Ask Your Recruiter

September 15, 2023
You’re considering a career in law enforcement, but you have a few questions. Ok, maybe…

Journey to the Badge: Intern Edition

August 15, 2023
Follow 40 College Interns for eight weeks this summer as they gain real world experience…

A+ Attractions: CMPD Officers’ CLT Must-Eat, See & Do

August 10, 2023
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers don’t just protect and serve the Queen City – they enjoy the…

Meet Your CMPD Recruiter

July 14, 2023
Headed to a career fair or law enforcement recruitment event soon, and want to study…

Pretrial Integrity Act Now Law in North Carolina

July 7, 2023
The Pretrial Integrity Act is now law in North Carolina thanks to the hard work,…

Your CMPD Starting Salary Just Increased 10.5%

June 21, 2023
The City of Charlotte adopted its Fiscal Year 2024 budget last week. It includes increases…

That’s a Wrap: Police Week 2023 in Pictures

June 16, 2023
This year’s National Police Week, held May 14 – 20, was another for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg…

Recruits on Patrol: Catching Up with CMPD’s Newest Officers

May 19, 2023
For Recruit Class 193, the journey to the badge is finally complete – but the…

Pretrial Bond Legislation Takes Important Step Forward

April 18, 2023
Chief Johnny Jennings understands the frustration CMPD officers feel when they see the violent offenders…

Pop Quiz: What’s VARK and Which One Are You?

April 17, 2023
We recently asked three members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Recruit Class 193 to share their…

CMPD Captain: Why I Marched With People Protesting Police

March 17, 2023
The following op-ed was published February 27, 2023 in The Charlotte Observer. Like many across…

Meet the Real-Life Detectives of CMPD’s Homicide Unit

March 17, 2023
As a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer, you can choose to work in a variety of…

Four Reasons to Love a Career in Charlotte

February 20, 2023
In a hiring market where new and experienced officers, telecommunicators and law enforcement administration staff…

Study Hacks: What 3 Recruits Want You to Know About Academy Academics

February 9, 2023
You might be surprised to learn that, for many recruits, the most challenging part of…

New Year, New Incentives: Earn More With Shift Differential & Military Bonuses

January 19, 2023
It’s a new year with fresh incentives to help you find your purpose in a…

Get Ready: CMPD College Intern Application Opens Jan. 1

December 16, 2022
Updated in January 2023 Are you a current college student considering a career in law…

Is One of CMPD’s Most In-Demand Specialized Units Right for You?

November 16, 2022
If you think working the majority of your career with a single employer sounds incredibly…

9 Ways to Add Up to $37,983 to Your CMPD Officer Base Pay

October 24, 2022
Updated September 2023 Considering a path in law enforcement, or already a sworn officer looking…

PGA TOUR’s International Team Donates to CMPD K9 Unit

October 20, 2022
As a thank-you for keeping its team members and fans safe during the Presidents Cup…

CMPD Grooming Policy Update: Beards and Visible Tattoos Now Permitted

September 19, 2022
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers spoke, and our leadership listened. Chief Johnny Jennings meets regularly with…

6 Ways Applying to Become a Sworn Officer is Now Easier and Faster Than Ever

August 31, 2022
Make a difference in one of the most desirable and dynamic communities in the nation.…

CMPD Is a ‘Model for the Nation’

August 8, 2022
CMPD recently hosted Lawrence Jones and his Fox News team to showcase its transformational CMPD…

3 Ways to Get Ready to Crush the JRPAT Fitness Test

August 8, 2022
Whether you build strength and stamina at the gym, in a CrossFit box or with…

New Budget Increases Starting Officer Pay by 9%

July 14, 2022
Updated in January 2023. Have you been waiting for a reason to start your application…

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Makes Transformational Changes One Year After Launch of CMPD Serves Program

June 30, 2022
CMPD is the first law enforcement agency in the country to train all employees on…

Keep Your Application Moving: Gather Your Background Documents Now

June 13, 2022
So you’ve submitted your application and taken your first step to starting a new career…

CMPD officers team up to assist displaced local veteran

May 19, 2022
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers take pride in being engaging, present and community-minded while serving and protecting…

CMPD Officer Jumps into Action to Help Safely Deliver Baby in Vehicle

May 19, 2022
Every day officers are tasked with making split-second decisions to ensure the safety of those…

Charlotte Celebrates National Police Week 2022

May 19, 2022
In celebration of National Police Week May 9 – 15, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department hosted nearly…

Advancing a Childhood Dream: Patrol Officer Holmes Finds Success in Lateral Move to Charlotte

April 25, 2022
Patrol Officer Stephan Holmes, Sr., might be new to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, but he…

Graduates of CMPD’s Newest Recruit Class Open Up About Their Passions, Goals, and Why They Chose Law Enforcement

April 15, 2022
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, 30 men and women from the CMPD 190th Recruit Class…

See You at Our Hiring Event – April 11, Vancouver, WA

April 1, 2022
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is coming to the Seattle area to meet with anyone interested…

Women’s History Month: Female law enforcement officers turn passions into a career for change

March 22, 2022
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is proud to recognize the countless contributions and amazing accomplishments of…

We Know How Valuable You Are — Police Officer Hiring Bonus

March 7, 2022
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) knows the value and importance of the men and…

Reaching her full potential at CMPD: Lateral move for Detective Gose

February 28, 2022
Detective Anasterasia Gose has been with CMPD for just over a year. After working in…

CMPD’s Training Academy & Support of Military Draws Officer Gainey to Charlotte

February 18, 2022
South Division Patrol Officer Michael Gainey has been with CMPD since May of 2021. Before…

The sky’s the limit at CMPD: Lateral Move for Officer Merchant

February 11, 2022
Officer Kyshaun Merchant has been with CMPD since September of 2021. He’s worked in law…

Making a Difference in School: Officer Carr Finds New Perspective at CMPD

February 4, 2022
South Division Patrol Officer Timothy Carr has been with CMPD since September of 2020. He’s…

Meet Captain Gene Lim, Captain over CMPD Recruitment

October 6, 2021
A tremendous amount of consideration goes into searching for a job. Even after hours of…

Oswego, NY to Charlotte, NC- Learn about Officer Cliff’s career move.

October 6, 2021
Officer Cliff knows a thing or two about growth. Matter of fact, he recently made…

Nation’s Capital to CLT: Lateral Move with Officer Wilson

September 3, 2021
Officer Wilson has been an officer with CMPD since May 2020 but didn’t start his…

CMPD’s Most Senior Patrol Officer Reflects on a Career of Service

July 29, 2021
After a career of serving Charlotte as a CMPD patrol officer, Officer Poston reflects on…

Live with CMPD Lake Unit

July 27, 2021
Go live with CMPD’s Lake Unit and learn more about what it takes to become…

Deputy Chief Pearsall Makes an Impact

June 17, 2021
Growing up the daughter of a preacher in Charlotte’s Greenville community, service was an expectation…

CMPD News: Inside Recruitment

June 7, 2021
Take a closer look at CMPD’s Officer Wellness program and meet Officer Talayna Coleman. Watch…

High Priority: Officer Wellness

May 20, 2021
May is Mental Health Month, and there’s no better time to talk about the high…

Most Gender-Diverse Class in Recent History Graduates

May 4, 2021
When the members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s 187th Academy class walked across the stage, it…

CMPD News: CommUNITY

April 26, 2021
Take a closer look at new officer training informed by CMPD community collaboration, how CMPD…

Homegrown Heroes in Transit

April 8, 2021
Police officers appreciate a job that keeps them on the move. CMPD has taken that…

Chief Jennings: More on Core Four

March 31, 2021
Between his decades of experience in Charlotte, expertise and training in policing and a focus…

CMPD News: Move Your Career

March 24, 2021
What is the starting salary for an officer? What’s the tattoo policy? Can I make…