CMPD pledges to hire more women; reports third-quarter drop in crime

Chief Johnny Jennings said he wants CMPD staff to be "reflective" of the community.
By Jalon Hill | October 14, 2021

Q&A: Chief Johnny Jennings talks about plans to add more civilians to CMPD

After a city-funded study analyzed CMPD operations, the department plans to incorporate more civilian involvement in its work.
By Jalon Hill | October 5, 2021

Inspired by Chick-fil-A, CMPD launches ‘customer experience’ training for its officers and employees

The goal, says Chief Johnny Jennings, is to “change the narrative” about law enforcement by creating more positive interactions with the public.
By Sarafina Wright | June 25, 2021

After Saturday homicide, police charge 2 with murder

Marese Garlins, 41, was found shot to death outside a home in northeast Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | May 18, 2021

CMPD reports 2 homicides, the firsts of 2021

A weekly roundup of major crimes reported by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
By QCity Metro Staff | January 6, 2021

A woman shot and killed in northeast Charlotte

The incident happened near the 8300 block of Paces Oaks Blvd.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 29, 2020

2 killed in separate stabbings in Charlotte

Charlotte’s homicide total reached 122, a mark last seen during the crack cocaine wave in 1993.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 29, 2020

Here are our public safety stories of 2020

A new chief of police, a rise in homicides and police reform initiatives were some of the storylines in the spotlight this year.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 29, 2020

3 killed in Charlotte shootings over the weekend, including a juvenile

Charlotte’s homicide total reaches 113 after three separate incidents claim the lives of victims over the weekend.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 14, 2020

1 dead, 1 injured in northeast Charlotte shooting

The Thursday morning incident marks Charlotte’s 110th homicide of 2020.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 10, 2020