Citizens on Patrol
On July 24, eight members of our community graduated from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) program. The C.O.P. program was established as a means of assisting the citizens of Mecklenburg County and the CMPD with community patrols using volunteer members to perform civic services. Some of the duties of C.O.P. include road patrol, speed monitoring, directing traffic, citing handicapped parking and fire lane violations and other various special assignments.
Anyone interested in becoming a Citizens on Patrol volunteer must:
· Be at least 21 years of age
· Possess a valid driver's license
· Submit to a reference check and criminal records check
· Submit to fingerprinting, a polygraph examination, drug test, and an interview
C.O.P. members dedicate a minimum of 16 hours a month of volunteered time to assist police officers and the community. To learn more about becoming a Citizen on Patrol, click here.
Animal Kneads Day
On Sunday, August 19, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C) division will join the Great Harvest Bread Company to host the Sixth Annual Animal Kneads Day fundraiser. Animal Kneads Day is held to educate pet owners about the need to have pets spayed and neutered to control pet population. Anyone donating $10 will receive a fresh loaf of bread. All proceeds from the event will support AC&C’s free public spay & neuter fund, which is solely supported by private donations and grants, and allows AC&C to offer free surgeries in Mecklenburg County.
All proceeds will benefit the Animal Care & Control Spay/Neuter Fund.
Sunday, August 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Great Harvest Bread Company
6420 Rea Road (Shops at Piper Glen)
For more information about the spay/neuter services offered through Animal Care & Control, visit their website.
Free Electric Vehicle Re-Charge Program Extended
Good news for owners of electric vehicles who are members of the Chargepoint Network. The free re-charge program sponsored by the City of Charlotte has been extended to June 2013! To learn more about where to re-charge your electric car, visit www.power2charlotte.com, where you can also read about all of Charlotte’s energy initiatives.
Build an A.R.K.
Recent flooding in Charlotte has had a substantial and dangerous impact on the area. Part of what makes flooding so dangerous is its unpredictability. During a storm, rainfall amounts can vary widely in different parts of town which makes it difficult to predict where it will flood or how bad the flood will be. Storm Water Services suggests that the best way to prepare for flooding is to build an A.R.K.:
Awareness - Pay attention to flood watches and flood warnings. Know the difference.
Responsibility - Maintain the storm drains near your property.
Knowledge - Know what to do during a flood, such as when to call 911 and when to call 311.
When you "Build an A.R.K.," your flood Awareness, Responsibility and Knowledge will help save lives and save property. Click here to find out how you can prepare for dangerous flooding conditions.
CATS Transportation Fairs
From September 3 through September 5, CATS will operate the transportation center from a temporary location at the corners of South Mint Street and Third Street. Last month, CATS began conducting a series of transportation fairs in uptown buildings, at the current transportation center and at certain LYNX stations. During the transportation fairs, CATS distributes information about the rerouting of bus and train services in center city Charlotte during the DNC.
To learn where you can catch your favorite CATS bus or how to connect to the LYNX Blue Line during those three days, plan on attending a Transportation Fair. Click here for information about upcoming transportation fair dates.
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