Various Activist Groups’ provided the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) with a list of demands to enhance police-community relations. While there were several items directed to other entities and not within the purview of the CMPD, all requests and recommendations have a common goal of improving police-community relations. The CMPD is committed to continually building trust and legitimacy within the community and welcome input from individuals, groups and organizations that will further enhance our ability to serve the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
We have focused our improvements on the following pillars:
- Pillar I: Building Trust and Legitimacy – Promoting trust and ensuring legitimacy through procedural justice, transparency, accountability, and honest recognition of past and present obstacles
- Pillar II: Policy and Oversight – Developing comprehensive and responsive policies on key topics while also implementing formal checks/balances and data collection/analysis
- Pillar IV: Community Policing & Crime Reduction – Encouraging the implementation of policies that support community-based partnerships in the reduction of crime
- Pillar V: Training & Education – Emphasizing the importance of high quality and effective training and education through partnerships with local and national training facilities
- Pillar VI: Officer Wellness & Safety – Endorsing practices that support officer wellness and safety through the reevaluation of officer shift hours and data collection/analysis to help prevent officer injuries
Our efforts are highlighted in the Activist Groups' Demands report.