Charlotte Police Foundation

Providing Funds Needed to Save Lives

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation plays an integral part in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s crime reduction efforts and is proud to be a fundraising partner for its force. Because of our Foundation members’ dedication and support we receive from donors, our citizens and officers share a safer city.

Some of our most recent initiatives include:

  • Issuing 1,400 body worn cameras to CMPD’s patrol officers
  • Providing mounted pistol lights and holsters for every second-and third-shift patrol officer
  • Establishing a crime lab which uses DNA to solve cold case crimes
  • Financing 16 anti-vehicle barriers, two trailers and related equipment to be used at special events as part of CMPD’s security plan
  • Purchasing electronic monitoring devices to track pre-trial offenders
  • Providing automated DNA testing equipment in the Crime Lab
  • Installing fire extinguishers in all police vehicles to prevent injury and loss of life
  • Developing community based events designed to engage the police and the community in meaningful conversations
  • Sending Chiefs and Sheriffs from area law enforcement agencies to Mexico to participate in Go Global NC’s Latino Initiative Program
  • Donating a mobile virtual firearms training simulator to support judgment training of police officers
  • Funding textbooks, facilitation, speaker and seminar fees for CMPD Command College
  • Funding mobile print readers which allow police to verify identities onsite
  • Purchasing 300 doses of NARCAN, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, for CMPD employees most likely to be exposed to Fentanyl, a potentially lethal opioid
  • Purchasing two thermal imaging devices to aid in the detection of suspects who have hidden themselves
  • Upfitting crime scene vans and lab equipment with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Supporting CMPD Hope, a non-profit organization assisting CMPD employees with timely resources in the face of financial hardship due to circumstances beyond their control

Funding Initiatives:

  • Body Worn Cameras
  • Pistol Lights
  • Cold Case DNA Crime Lab
  • Vehicle Mitigation Barriers
  • Electronic Monitoring Devices
  • DNA Equipment for Crime Lab
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Go Global NC’s Latino Initiative Program
  • Mobile Firearms Training Simulator (FATS ® L7)
  • CMPD Command College
  • Mobile Print Scanners
  • Thermal Imaging Devices
  • Crime Scene Van Upfitting
  • CMPD Hope

Spring Luncheon

April 2, 2020

Held each spring, this non-profit event kick-starts the annual CMPD fundraising efforts.

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