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News for the Month of March 2011
  March 31, 2011

Good Samaritan recognized at City Council Meeting



Mr. William McNear was recognized during this week's City Council meeting for his heroic efforts to save Officer Trietley; who was pinned in his police vehicle after being struck by a suspect vehicle travelling at an estimated speed of 60 mph. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will always remember Mr. McNear and his selfless act to save one of our own. RH



Project C.A.R.E. Reduces Crime in the Providence Division

Project C.A.R.E.
is an crime awareness and reduction effort that was set in place January 1, 2011 to help reduce Residential Burglaries and Larceny from Auto in the Providence Division Response Area 3.
 
Our statistics for this program are as follows:
 
Larceny from Auto:
We had ZERO  in all sub beats 1613-07, 1613-08, 1613-09, 1613-10 for the period.  
 
Residential Burglaries:
1613-07    Broke even with 2 for the period as compared to last year.
1613-08    (3)   Down 25%
1613-09    (2)   Down 50%
1613-10    (0)   Down 100%
*ALL 4 Sub beats compared to last year are DOWN 42%.
 
Over all citizen initiated calls for service for suspicious person and occupied suspicious vehicles have increased . We still need neighborhood involvement so please continue to keep valuables out of sight in your vehicles, LOCK your car doors, and call 911 when you observe suspicious activity. We will be conducting four raffles at the April 28, 2011 meeting to reward citizen participation and involvement.
 
The Providence Division thanks the community for their efforts and encourages them to keep up the great work. 
 


March 28, 2011:

No Need 2 Speed® 
RALEIGH –The Governor’s Highway Safety Program and the N.C. State Highway Patrol announced today that they are kicking off the No Need 2 Speed® campaign. Local law enforcement agencies will join state troopers March 28-April 3 to conduct stepped up patrols and enforcement to catch speeders on North Carolina’s highways. 

“I urge drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit,” said GHSP director Becky Wallace. “For every 10 miles per hour you drive over 50 mph, you double your chances of dying or being seriously injured.” 

Officers will focus their efforts on interstates and major four-lane highways across the state. During the No Need 2 Speed campaign in November 2010, state and local law enforcement agencies cited 26,870 motorists for speeding.  

Dangerous driving can be reported to the SHP by dialing *HP on cellular phones from anywhere in the state.  For more information on No Need 2 Speed®, go to the Governor's Highway Safety Program Web site.  RF

 
 

  March 26, 2011:

Operation Medicine Drop Results 
Operation Medicine Drop was conducted at seven different sites in Mecklenburg County. Operation Medicine Drop is a “turn in prescription drug” program initially conducted several years ago in Charlotte with CMPD, SBI and DEA.  This endeavor has now been adopted by various agencies in the State of N.C. as a spring time initiative.  The local initiative today was conducted at five locations in the Charlotte City limits, one location in Huntersville and one in Matthews.  Huntersville PD and Matthews PD operated their jurisdictional sites.  The following were the dosage units collected at each site of unwanted medications turned in by citizens.  The total amount of dosage units collected at all seven sites was 148,910 weighing 372 lbs. 
 
Shops at Highland Creek- 5810 Prosperity Church Rd Charlotte Total: 30,532
 
Morrowcroft Village (Southpark), 6701 Morrison Blvd. Total: 38,972
 
Steele Croft Shopping Center- 13000 South Tryon Street-Total: 8,187
 
Stone Crest Shopping Center- 7852 Rea Rd Charlotte -Total: 31,463
 
Compare Foods, 4300 North Tryon St.- Total: 61
 
North Cross Shopping Plaza- 9759 Sam Furr Rd Huntersville- Total: 21,401
 
1811 Matthews Township Parkway- Matthews- Total: 18,294
 
Total amount of dosage units for all sites:  148,910
 
Contributing to the success of this operation were the following partners:
 
CMPD, State Bureau of Investigation, Matthews Police Dept., Huntersville Police Dept.,  Drug Enforcement Administration, Levine Children’s Hospital, Safe Kids Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Catawba Riverkeepers, Compare Foods, CVS and Harris Teeter Stores.  RF

 
 
March 25, 2011:

Rock a Red Robin and help Special Olympics NC tomorrow!
Just a reminder that on March 26, 2011, members of the CMPD will participate in a “tip-a-cop” event to support Special Olympics NC.  The participating locations are as follows:

Ballantyne Red Robin (South Division)
3415 Toringdon Way
Charlotte, NC
(Near 485 and Ballantyne Parkway)
 
Northlake Red Robin (North Division)
8425 Northlake Commons Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
(At Northlake Mall)
 
University Red Robin (University City Division)
8304 Kenbrooke Dr.
Charlotte, NC
(Near IBM and WT Harris Blvd
RF

 
 
March 23, 2011:

Project C.A.R.E. Reduces Crime in the Providence Division

Project C.A.R.E.
is an crime awareness and reduction effort that was set in place January 1, 2011 to help reduce Residential Burglaries and Larceny from Auto in the Providence Division Response Area 3.
 
Our statistics for this program are as follows:
 
Larceny from Auto:
We had ZERO  in all sub beats 1613-07, 1613-08, 1613-09, 1613-10 for the period.  
 
Residential Burglaries:
1613-07    Broke even with 2 for the period as compared to last year.
1613-08    (3)   Down 25%
1613-09    (2)   Down 50%
1613-10    (0)   Down 100%
*ALL 4 Sub beats compared to last year are DOWN 42%.
 
Over all citizen initiated calls for service for suspicious person and occupied suspicious vehicles have increased . We still need neighborhood involvement so please continue to keep valuables out of sight in your vehicles, LOCK your car doors, and call 911 when you observe suspicious activity. We will be conducting four raffles at the April 28, 2011 meeting to reward citizen participation and involvement.
 
The Providence Division thanks the community for their efforts and encourages them to keep up the great work. 
 
 
 
March 23, 2011:

OPERATION MEDICINE DROP

Date:
March 26, 2011

Time: 10a-2pm

Location: Harris Teeter's parking lots listed below: 

               1. Morrocroft Village: 6701 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte  
               2. Stonecrest Center: 7852 Rea Rd, Charlotte
               3. Shops at Highland Creek: 5810 Prosperity Church Rd, Charlotte
               4. Steele Croft: 13000 South Tryon Street, Charlotte              
               5. Northcross Shopping Center: 9759 Sam Furr Rd, Charlotte
               6. Matthews Township: 1811 Matthews Township Pkwy, Mattews


More information: www.levinechildrenshospital.org/medicinedrop or www.cmpd.org      RH
 
 

  March 19, 2011:

Charlotte Cobras Win Season Opener
The Charlotte Cobras Public Safety Football Team defeated the Atlanta Defenders 42 – 13, in their 2011 Season opener in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. The win marked the fourth year in a row that Charlotte has defeated Atlanta. The team travels to Los Angeles to play LAPD on April 2nd and then onto Roanoke on April 16th. The first home game for the Cobras will be on Saturday, May 14th against the Carolina Commanders out of Charleston, South Carolina. The final home game is on Saturday, May 28th when the Cobras play host to the Columbus Marauders. Both home games are tentatively scheduled for 1pm.
 
We are still attempting to secure a home field for those games and as soon as we do, tickets will be available. Tickets will be sold for $5 and all children 12 and under enter for free. All proceeds from the games will be donated to selected public safety personnel who are in need.
 
So mark your calendars for the two Charlotte Cobras home games:
 
Saturday, May 14th at 1pm
 
Saturday, May 28th at 1pm

For additional information, please visit the Cobras website at http://www.charlottecobrasfootball.org/
RF

 
 

  March 9, 2011:

Chief Monroe visits Whitewater Academy



Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe took the time to visit the Whitewater Academy.
The Chief met with the school's "Leader in Me" boys group.  These future leaders range from grades 3rd through 5th.  Chief Monroe talked about the importance of education and leadership before an engaging Question and Answer session.  RT


 
 
March 9, 2011:

Community Education Workshops
 
We are offering many of the Citizens Academy classes as Community Education Workshops which are open to Mecklenburg County Residents 18 years or older upon registration.
 
During the Community Education Workshops you will learn about the police department’s history, our mission, recruitment process, training of recruits and officers, crime prevention techniques you can use, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, gangs, volunteer opportunities and our community policing philosophy.  You will participate in open discussions designed to foster an understanding of how the CMPD works with the community and for the community.
 
You do not have to complete an application however registration for each workshop is required.
 
Citizens Academy Program
 
All residents of Mecklenburg County 18 years and older are encouraged to apply for the Citizens Academy Program. Efforts are made to include members of the business and religious community, as well as, local community leaders, elected officials and media representatives.
 
Each applicant is subject to a general background check. After approval of your application to the Citizens Academy Program, you will then be able to register for and attend Citizens Academy Only Workshops, which include practical exercises and demonstrations that will enhance your understanding of police operations.  You will have the opportunity to ride in a police car, go to the firearms range, learn about defensive tactics and participate in tours of our crime lab, command center and 911 Communications room.
 
Maximum enrollment is 40 per workshop/class. 
 
For more information about application to the Citizens Academy and registration for the Community Education Workshops please complete the online forms at www.cmpd.org Look for Citizens Academy under quick links) or call 704-432-1655.  RF