Achieving Success - Each One of Us Must “Be the Difference”
Community safety and well-being are essential components of any community’s vitality and growth. To ensure a sound quality of life for all residents, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) must pursue a comprehensive set of programs that will capitalize upon our stabilization of crime control measures, inspire confidence in neighborhoods and businesses, and generate public awareness of the true factors regarding crime and the impact that residents can have.
Most important is the focus on information sharing toward the increasing knowledge of and participation in programs that proactively address community safety and build community trust. The CMPD is built upon a foundation of exceptional service. The three primary goals Chief Kerr Putney has articulated for the CMPD include; crime fighting, community engagement, and professional development.
The purpose of this report is to highlight the many active and ongoing youth focused programs ranging from Juvenile Diversion to Envision Academy. In addition, community focused programs ranging from the Constructive Conversation Team to the Community Empowerment Initiative. Also highlighted are internally focused programs ranging from Command College to the Early Intervention Program.