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Research and Planning Division
  The Research & Planning Division (RPD) of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a specialized support division that is a member of the Administrative Services Group.  The Professional Standards Unit is a part of the RPD.  RPD provides the CMPD with timely and advantageous information with respect to grant writing and administration, electronic surveys (both internal and external), development of departmental policies and directives, CALEA Accreditation, process mapping, and forms management.  In addition, this division provides any other law enforcement planning services (i.e., arbitrary profiling studies, privatization analyses, CMPD History Project) as the need for them arises. 

Officers rely on Research and Planning to better prevent crime and support communities

The Research and Planning Division focuses on providing the department with timely and advantageous information. The members of the Research and Planning Division manage the following tasks:

Planning, Research and Evaluation
  • Create, develop and implement department-wide strategic plans
  • Research and develop various local, state and nation-wide programs
  • Edit and revise departmental documents and publications
  • Prepare in-depth research on a variety of subject areas


  • Serve as the central reporting unit for grant applications
  • Research and monitor on a regular basis available grants using a variety of grant locator resources, and alert appropriate CMPD personnel and community stakeholders when a potentially useful grant opportunity is found
  • Monitor the implementation of grant-funded projects to ensure compliance with grant requirements.

  • Create and distribute internal and external (electronic and telephone) surveys on a wide variety of subject matter
  • Solicit assistance from outside companies to help develop surveys on the public's satisfaction with CMPD services
  • Survey law enforcement agencies to gain more information on a variety of issues.

Forms Management
  • Issue, approve and modify all forms within the CMPD
  • Catalogue all department forms

Professional Standards

  • Uphold the CMPD's well established tradition of and commitment to serving the community with integrity and in a professional manner.
  • Maintain tradition and continue improving the quality of service the department provides to the community, by each and every employee accepting the responsibility for their role in maintaining integrity, quality, and high professional standards.
  • Focus of Professional Standards is to assure the CMPD is constantly improving whether it is through CALEA reaccreditation, staff inspections, property control audits, and/or revision of our departmental policies and directives.

Policy and Directives

  • Develop and implement requested departmental policies and directives
  • Update, revise and compose departmental policies and directives
  • Maintain records of all policies, directives, and drafts

Process Mapping

  • Process Mapping is performed as a means of understanding the current operational status of a program, activity, or process for developing a deliberate focused change plan aimed at improving the effectiveness of some aspect of that program, activity, or process.
  • Process maps provide a visual method to describe sequential or related work activities, a means for communication, a format for planning and improvement of processes and a snapshot at the current process state.  They also identify process steps, input variables, and responses data collection points identify non-value added steps.

Organizational Chart

  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date organizational chart in an electronic format and make it available to the entire CMPD staff and the public 






Contact us:
Becky Wilkins, Office Assistant
Research & Planning Division

Melissa Manware Treadaway, Sr Management Analyst
Research and Planning Division

Sgt Amy Stukey, Supervisor
Professional Standards

Paul S Paskoff, Director
Research and Planning Division