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Inside CMPD

The goal of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is to make Charlotte one of the safest large cities in America . To do that, we continually advance strategies that prevent crime. We find ways to engage the community in taking steps that help minimize opportunities for victimization. We explore appropriate policy direction with the Mayor and City Council. We seek solutions to the complex community problems that contribute to crime and disorder. And we enforce the laws and arrest the people who break them.

The officers, staff and volunteers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department take very seriously their duty to provide citizens with professional, innovative and effective service. Community safety is a shared responsibility and we are committed to working in partnership with neighborhood residents and business owners as well as other local, state and federal agencies to reduce crime and increase safety.

Charlotte Quick Facts

  • CMPD provides police services for the City of Charlotte and unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County
  • Population:        648,139 City of Charlotte

                            850,178 Mecklenburg County

  • Total square miles: 267.8 City of Charlotte

  • Within CMPD's jurisdiction: 713,455 people, 438 square miles and 3,777 street miles  
  • 1,627 sworn officers
  • 465 civilian personnel
  • More than 400 volunteers provide critical service in key areas, including 911 communications, records and property control, crime scene and laboratory analysis, crime reporting and animal care

  • America 's 21st largest city

  • America 's 5th largest urban region