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A career with CMPD goes beyond the badge.

CMPD offers promising career paths for civilians as well as officers.

Positions range from criminal investigations to human resources to financial management. When you join CMPD, you work in lock step with colleagues who share a passion for serving our citizens and making our community a better place for all. Review the latest job postings, and if you see the right fit for your skills and interests, we would love to have you join our team.

Below are a few examples of our civilian departments:

CMPD Crime Scene Unit

The Crime Scene Unit plays a critical role in all criminal investigations that contain a forensic component. Without their specific skill set in identifying, preserving, processing, and collecting physical evidence many of the cases that occur within Charlotte would go unsolved. The Crime Scene Unit takes pride in supporting our sworn members of the department as well as serving the citizens of Charlotte that are impacted by crime.

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CMPD Crime Lab Division

The Crime Lab is responsible for scientifically testing evidence collected from crime scenes, suspects, and victims to help move investigations forward and assist the criminal justice system with resolving unanswered questions in legal cases. Scientists perform testing of DNA, illegal drugs, blood alcohol, firearms, fingerprints, arson evidence and questioned documents from criminal cases throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Crime Lab scientists typically have a four-year science or advanced degree along with years of specialized training in one or more areas of forensic testing, a genuine interest in forensics and a desire to be part of a team of highly trained and motivated scientists supporting law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

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Animal Care & Control Division

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (CMACC) provides critical support to the pets AND people of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community focusing on public safety, public health, and animal welfare. Over the past ten years CMACC has transformed animal welfare in our community by focusing on “both ends of the leash” to ensure that pets and their people have what they need to live happy, safe, and healthy lives while enjoying everything Charlotte has to offer. CMACC provides field operations services to a total of 8 municipalities covering over 546 square miles, and provides care to over 13,000 lost, homeless, sick, or injured animals each year.

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CMPD Human Resources Division

The CMPD Human Resources Division is committed to providing effective, high quality human resource management to the employees of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Working collaboratively as a business partner, we strive to build trust in every interaction while providing expertise and best practices in all areas including recruitment and retention, employee relations, training, disability services and records administration.

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CMPD Financial Management Unit

The Financial Management unit is responsible for the management of resources and expenditures for all CMPD funding. The Division provides budget, procurement, compliance, and accounting services to all CMPD internal employees. The goal of the Financial Management unit is to ensure that the department is being a reliable steward of government funding for the City of Charlotte.

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CMPD Communications Division

The CMPD Communications Division is the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the City of Charlotte, the Town of Huntersville, the Town of Davidson, Charlotte Douglas International Airport Operations and surrounding unincorporated areas in Mecklenburg County. CMPD’s Communications Division is operated 24/7 by dedicated civilian staff responsible for answering 911 calls for assistance, dispatching appropriate emergency responders, and coordinating information through state and national criminal justice databases.

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