The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy is located in southwest Charlotte near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The following directions will assist you in locating us from the major thoroughfares.
From I-77 South: Take exit 6B, "South 49, to 521, Billy Graham Pkwy, Charlotte Douglas International Airport." At the top of the ramp (stop sign), turn right onto S. Tryon St /Hwy 49 S. Travel two miles. Turn right at the 4th light, which is Shopton Rd.
From I-77 North: Take exit 2 "Arrowood Rd." Go to the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp and make a left turn onto Arrowood Rd. Travel 1.2 miles, and at the stop light make a right turn on S. Tryon St. (Hwy 49 S.) Travel 1.1 miles and make a left onto Beam Rd. At the next intersection, turn right onto Shopton Rd.
From I-85 South: Exit onto I-77 South towards Columbia. Follow directions for I-77 South listed above.
From I-85 North: Take exit 33, "Hwy 521, Billy Graham Pkwy, Charlotte Douglas International Airport." Go to the top of the ramp and make a right turn on Billy Graham Pkwy. Travel 5 miles. Turn right onto S. Tryon St./Hwy 49 S. (stop light). Travel 1.9 miles and make a right onto Shopton Rd. (3rd stop light).
From Highway 74 East: Turn right on Boyer St. (off the 5100 block of Wilkinson Blvd/Hwy 74.) There are signs that direct you towards "Coliseum Area, Airport, Billy Graham Pkwy." Turn right onto Billy Graham Pkwy and travel 4.6. miles. Turn right onto S. Tryon St./Hwy 49 S. (stop light). Travel 1.9 miles and make a right onto Shopton Rd. (3rd stop light).
From Highway 74 West: Stay in left lane. Follow signs to I-277 South, Hwy 74, John Belk Freeway" (Fork to the left). Stay on I-277 until it intersects with I-77. Take the I-77 exit "Columbia." Follow direction for I-77 South listed above.