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As Charlotte, NC, continues to grow, so does the need for excellent law enforcement professionals. Whether you are considering a future in public service, or are an experienced officer interested in exploring new opportunities, a rewarding career path starts here.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a progressive, technology-driven, metropolitan department that believes strongly in the principles of crime prevention and fighting, community engagement and professional development. The department employs more than 1,900 sworn officers, 500 civilian employees and 600 volunteers.

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  • CMPD is one of the largest metropolitan police departments in the Southeast, which translates to increased opportunities for leadership and advancement
  • We offer competitive salaries and benefits, with starting pay of $45,757 for Police Trainees
  • CMPD invests in our recruits, and pays officers-in-training a full-time salary while they attend the Police Academy
  • With 13 different divisions and specialized positions, including SWAT, K-9, aviation and lake patrol, CMPD offers exceptional room for growth/li>

Your career with CMPD may be closer than you think if you are:
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