Safety, Trust & Accountability

Safety, Trust and Accountability

Charlotte is committed to strengthening relationships and trust between our residents and law enforcement so that the community is protected and public safety is maintained across the city. This includes providing residents with educational workshops on CMPD operations, an independent review of CMPD practices, and engagement opportunities for the police chief and other officers to share and explain policing processes and services.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has several efforts underway to improve police-community relations across the city.

  • Body-Worn Cameras
  • Community Safety Forums
  • High School and Middle School Youth Symposiums
  • Reach Out Program
  • Response to Activists Demands
  • Citizens Review Board
  • Youth Diversion Program

CMPD has and will continue to respond to community demands as a result of events in September 2016:

Letter responding to policy changes as a result of the Civil Liberties Resolution – November 2016  

Response to Demands from Various Activist Groups

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing news release

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing Matrix Pillars 1 - IV

Request for Legislative Change presented by Attorney Harold Cogdell during Oct. 30 Town Hall Meeting

​Safety, Trust & Accountability:
Key Accomplishments to Date

  • Site visit scheduled for the coming weeks. (Updated 3/7/17)
  • City Council vote on Feb. 27 approved 1,800 additional body-worn cameras.

  • Discussed subpoena power at the Community Safety Committee

  • Exploring the possibility with General Assembl

  • ​Pillars Three and Four of 21st Century policing recommendations – provided and presented to Community Safety Committee.
  • ​CMPD hosting 30+ community meetings each month across the city.

  • Data available to public includes:

    • Officer-involved shootings

    • Traffic Stop Data

  • NAACP, SAFE Coalition NC, Charlotte Uprising, Collective for Black & Brown Lives, Mr. Harold Cogdell