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A Message from Chief Kerr Putney
Welcome. We are continuously seeking new and innovative ways to provide information to the community we serve in an effort to identify, apprehend and prosecute those who commit violent crimes. Our focus is to provide complete and thorough investigations for all of our victims and to be compassionate to the families and communities impacted by this crime. Please take a few moments to search the active investigations and cold cases. If you have any information regarding these cases, please contact the Homicide/ADW Unit. Any information you have may provide a voice for those victims who cannot speak for themselves.
The Homicide/ADW Unit
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide/ADW Unit is dedicated to serving the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. We are responsible for investigating all homicides, assaults which result in serious/critical injury to the victim, suicides and unattended deaths with unusual circumstances. We also handle police officer-involved incidents.
The Homicide/ADW Unit is comprised of one captain, one staff sergeant, four sergeants, thirty-two detectives and two investigative technicians. Two detectives are dedicated to Cold Case investigations. The remaining detectives are divided into four squads each with a sergeant in charge. The unit is overseen by a major and deputy chief.
Our detectives are expected to provide the victim's family as much information as soon as possible and to keep them updated throughout the investigation. They are also responsible for presenting cases to the District Attorney's Office and assisting in the prosecution of the cases in court.
If you need to reach one of our detectives, please
at their phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed here on the website. If you have difficulty reaching a detective or are not sure which detective you need to speak with, you may contact the Investigative Technician, Migdalia Cortes at (704) 336-8626.
The Homicide/ADW Unit Unveils Tips Line
Following a homicide, the lead Detective in the case can be reached by calling
(TIPS). We want the community to be able to directly speak to the detective to provide information regarding a homicide that occurs in their neighborhood. We encourage anyone with information to get involved and make the call that will help end the violence in your neighborhood.