Our Organization

Kerr Putney was sworn in as chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on June 29, 2015. He was hired by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in August of 1992. Since that time, he has held a variety of patrol, training and specialized assignments at various ranks within the organization. He was promoted to the rank of deputy chief in September of 2007.

Chief Putney was previously assigned to the administrative services group where he managed the operation of the administrative functions of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He supervised the Computer technology services bureau (CTS). In that role, he helped prioritize and develop plans to enhance and maintain the technological advances of the organization for which the department has become a model around the country. He also supervised the training bureau where all new police candidates are recruited and trained to become police officers. He supervised the communications bureau where nearly one million calls per year are received and processed for public safety services. Prior to his assignment over administration, Chief Putney was assigned to the investigative services group where he supervised approximately 300 detectives. He was responsible for the criminal investigations bureau, which consists of detectives who investigate criminal offenses ranging from fraud and arson to armed robbery and homicide cases. He also managed the special investigative bureau, which consists of detectives who investigate crimes ranging from vice and narcotics to major series crimes involving priority offenders and priority groups who repeatedly commit crimes across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg jurisdiction. He was responsible for managing the detectives assigned to various federal agencies as task force officers who present cases to the U.S. Attorney's office for prosecution. 

He was also responsible for the field services group–north (Patrol-North) that covers the northern half of Mecklenburg County where he managed roughly 700 patrol personnel (including two majors and seven captains) in seven of the department's 14 divisions. One of his divisions was responsible for sworn law enforcement operations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. 

He attended the 217th Session of the FBI National Academy in 2004 and attended the 42nd Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police in 2009.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in criminology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master's degree in criminology from East Carolina University.  




Office of the Chief Chief of Police: Chief Kerr Putney
Assistant to the Chief:​ Executive Officer: Major Brian Cunningham
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Police Attorneys Office:​ Lead Attorney: Mark Newbold

Special Projects:​ Executive Officer: Major Andy Kornberg


hornets crest ​Bureau: ​Executive Office​ Bureau Commander: Major Brian Cunningham

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Public Affairs Office |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2338​​
Public Affairs Director: Rob Tufano​​​
Division Support​​: Lt. David Moorefield
Division Support​: Lt. Andy Harris
Public Affairs Coordinator​: Melissa Treadaway

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Executive Programs Management / Community Relations Manager |601 E. Trade Street ​​​
Program Coordinator: Nina Wright​​​​





hornets crest ​Bureau: Internal Affairs Bureau​ Bureau Commander: Major Stella Patterson
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Internal Affairs |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2336​​​
Division Commander: Captain Jackie Hulsey​​​
Division Support​​: Captain Chuck Henson





hornets crest ​Bureau: ​Business Services Manager​ Supervisor: Kellie High-Foster
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Financial Management Division |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2334​​​
Division Supervisor: Rodney Harris​​​

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Research & Planning |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2162
Division Supervisor: Paul Paskoff​​​




The Assistant Chiefs

Assistant Chief Doug Gallant Assistant Chief Doug Gallant - Assistant Chief of Operations
Assistant to the Chief:​ Executive Officer: Captain Martha Dozier

Chief Gallant joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 105th recruit class of 1991. He was promoted to his current rank in 2017. 
 
As the Assistant Chief of Operations, he oversees the Patrol Services, Investigative Services and Special Services Groups.

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Patrol Services Group -Service Group Supervisor: DC Johnny Jennings​​​


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Investigative Services Group -Service Group Supervisor: DC Jeff Estes​​​


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Special Services Group -Service Group Supervisor: DC Coerte Voorhees​​​


Assistant Chief Vicki Foster Assistant Chief Vicki Foster - Assistant Chief of Support Services
Assistant to the Chief:​ Executive Officer: Captain Tom Gwaltney

Chief Foster joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 106th recruit class of 1991. Sh​e was promoted to her​ current rank in 2017. ​

As Assistant Chief of Support Services, she oversees the Administrative Services and Support Services Groups, as well as the Human Resources Division.

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Administrative Services Group -Service Group Supervisor: DC Katrina Graue​​​


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Support Services Group -Service Group Supervisor: DC (vacant)​​​


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Professional Standards Bureau -Service Group Supervisor: Major Lisa Goelz​​​


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Human Resources -Division Supervisor: Tanika Bryant​​​




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The Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief Jeff Estes Deputy Chief Jeff Estes joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 110th recruit class of 1992. He was promoted to his current rank in 2015. 

As the Deputy Chief for the Investigative Services Group, he oversees all major felony investigative units, including Homicide, Assault w/Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Vice/Gangs/Firearms, Sexual Assault, Auto Theft, Arson, Cyber Crimes and Financial Crimes. They are also responsible for criminal intelligence and state/federal law enforcement partnerships. 
 
Major Mike Adams is the commander of the Special Investigations Bureau, which includes Vice & Narcotics, Anti-Crime, VCAT and ABC Units, Real Time Crime Center and Criminal Intelligence. Major Cam Selvey commands the Criminal Investigations Bureau, which includes Homicide/ADW, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Missing Persons, Cyber Crimes and Domestic Violence Units.​


Deputy Chief Coerte Voorhees Deputy Chief Coerte Voorhees joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 114th recruit class of 1994. He was promoted to his current rank in 2017​. 

As the Deputy Chief for Special Services Group, he oversees the Special Events, Transportation, Airport Law Enforcement Divisions, as well as SWAT/ALERT, K9, and Arson/Bomb Units.


Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 108th recruit class of 1992. He was promoted to his current rank in 2016​. 

As the Deputy Chief for Field Services Group, he oversees the Patrol North (Freedom, North, University City and North Tryon Divisions), Patrol South (South, Providence, Independence, Hickory Grove, and Eastway Divisions) and Patrol Central (Central, Westover, Steele Creek and Metro Divisions, as well as Operations Command).


Deputy Chief Katrina Graue Deputy Chief Katrina Graue joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 102nd ​recruit class of July 1990. She was promoted to her current rank in 2010.

​As the Deputy Chief of the ​Administrative Services Group, she oversees the Training Academy, the Communications Division, the Non-Emergency Police Services, the Computer Technology Solutions Division, and Crime Lab Division.

Major Sherie Pearsall is the commander of the Administrative Services Bureau which includes the Communications Division, NEPS, Records and CTS. Major Bruce Bellamy is the commander of the Lab and Evidence Bureau which includes Crime Lab Division, Property and Evidence Management Division and Crime Scene Search Unit. Major Lisa Goelz is the commander of the Professional Standards Bureau which includes CALEA and Professional Standards. Major Mike Campagna is the commander of the Training Bureau which includes Training, Recruitment and Firearms Certification.


Deputy Chief... Deputy Chief (Vacant) ... no information available at this time.

As the Deputy Chief of the Support Services Group, this DC oversees the Community Services Bureau. These bureaus include Animal Care and Control, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention, Volunteers, Chaplains and several community outreach programs. 

Major Diego Anselmo commands the Community Services Bureau, which includes Animal Care & Control Division, Community Wellness, Chaplains, the School Resource Officer Program, PAL, Diversion Offender Program, Electronic Monitoring and Community Engagement Services.​


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