40th Annual Police Community Relations Awards 2019

Police Community Relations Awards

Established in 1979 to promote and express the community's appreciation to Police Officers who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of police-community relations.  Each year officers are recognized for their advance creative solution to neighborhood problems; for demonstrating extraordinary efforts in the area of crime preventions; and for their involvement in helping neighborhoods handle special needs or problems. With more than 4,000  police officers nomination, and over 500 awarded the Police Community Relations Award over the last 39 years, this program is made possible through the generous sponsorships of local businesses, individuals, churches and organizations.

41st Annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Community Relations Awards 

The 41st Annual Police-Community Relations Awards Gala will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 to coincide with Law Enforcement Week, at the Extravaganza Event Hall located at 1610 N. Tryon St. at 6:00 PM. This will be an evening of recognition and celebration for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers who are nominated by residents of Charlotte for their outstanding contribution they have made towards improving the relationship between the police and the community they serve. This event is RSVP only.

40th Annual Police Community Relations Award Winners

40th Annual Police Community Relations Award Winners

Left to right: Officer David L. Padgett - Providence Division; Officer Holly Lawton - Providence Division; Officer Reggie Gilmore - Education Outreach and Youth Service Division PAL; Officer Ryan Botzenmayer - Community Engagement Service Division; Officer David "Russ" Faulkenberry - Central Division; Officer Damon Green - School Resource Officer, McClintock Middle School; Officer Rafael Garcia - Freedom Division; Officer Teyawana Hardy - School Resource Officer - Garinger High School; Officer Alvin Bailey - School Resource Officer - Garinger High School; Not Pictured - Officer Theodore Castano - Eastway Division; Officer Jason Ellis - North Tyron Division; Officer Doug E. Gallant - North Tryon Division.


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2020 Police Community Relations Police Award Sponsors

Chief Level


SteelFab Inc.


Major Level

Piedmont Natural Gas


Captain Level

Food Lion/Delhaize America

Sonitrol Security Services

Sergeant Level

Burnette and Noble Fund

Cardinal Innovations

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers

Charlotte-Pipe and Foundry Co.

Hendricks Automotive Group

Publix Super Markets

Quik Trip

The Rivas Family Foundation

Wendy's/Carolina Restaurant Group

Carolina Panthers



Auto Bell Car Wash