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Objective:  Reduce Crime


"As a special event coordinator, I help prevent crime and ensure Charlotte citizens are safe at the City's many festivals, parades and arts and cultural attractions."

Officer Becca Garber
Special Events Coordinator
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Employed 5 years

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-  Robbery of Latinos increased by 12.3% per 100,000 residents and accounts for 30% of all robberies.  Police have taken a number of steps to address the issue.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's International Relations Unit, patrol officers and members of the Latin American Coalition are working together to provide translated crime-prevention materials and to educate Latinos about the safety and use of banks

 

-   Repeat service calls decreased in 26 of 31 locations.  Officers in each police district analyzed 911 calls for service and initiated specific strategies to address the causes of calls at each location.  Issues included domestic violence, shoplifting and alcohol abuse

Illegal drug sales decreased substantially in 11 out of 12 open drug markets through increased enforcement activities and a partnership with the McLeod drug treatment facility

Robberies in the Beatties Ford Road and Sunset Road business corridors decreased 9% and 53% respectively, after security was improved and residents were educated about crime-prevention techniques

Assaults at Piedmont Courts decreased 42% due to an innovative initiative that included a grant for a social worker to work with victims of domestic violence

Residential burglaries at the Idlewild and Huntington Ridge apartments decreased by 42% through pursuing criminals, educating owners and renters about securing residences and promoting use of banks

CMPD volunteer hours increased more than 27%, with volunteers contributing 23,940 hours valued at $395,967.  Volunteers provide administrative and non-enforcement support, freeing CMOD officers for frontline duty

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Photo of key in auto ignition-   Repeat service calls decreased in 26 of 31 locations.  Officers in each police district analyzed 911 calls for service and initiated specific strategies to address the causes of calls at each location.  Issues included domestic violence, shoplifting and alcohol abuse

Illegal drug sales decreased substantially in 11 out of 12 open drug markets through increased enforcement activities and a partnership with the McLeod drug treatment facility

Robberies in the Beatties Ford Road and Sunset Road business corridors decreased 9% and 53% respectively, after security was improved and residents were educated about crime-prevention techniques

Assaults at Piedmont Courts decreased 42% due to an innovative initiative that included a grant for a social worker to work with victims of domestic violence

Residential burglaries at the Idlewild and Huntington Ridge apartments decreased by 42% through pursuing criminals, educating owners and renters about securing residences and promoting use of banks

CMPD volunteer hours increased more than 27%, with volunteers contributing 23,940 hours valued at $395,967.  Volunteers provide administrative and non-enforcement support, freeing CMOD officers for frontline duty

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