Charlotte Police Foundation

Rudy Giuliani Featured at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Annual Leadership Luncheon

April 27, 2011

Rudy Giuliani

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation (CMPF) was pleased to welcome Rudy Giuliani as this year's keynote at the Annual Leadership Luncheon to share his lessons of emergency preparedness, public safety and financial management with Charlotte's leadership.

The former Mayor of New York City and Republican nomination for President of the United States, led with a steady hand during the nation’s most challenging times. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Giuliani spoke on the death of Osama bin Laden and how it has special meaning for him and those in his city.

"Despite the fact that it took longer than we all expected, it was still satisfying when it did happen. I commend the president on the decision-making that went into doing it. It took a lot of courage to do it the way he did it," said Giuliani.

All of the proceeds raised at this year’s luncheon will go to future projects to support the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Two premiere programs funded by CMPF include the Cold Case DNA Crime Lab and the Electronic Monitoring ankle bracelets. Beginning in 2005, the CMPF donated approximately $150,000 to the CMPD to fund the Cold-Case Crime Lab. This donation covered the salary and supplies for a DNA analyst. DNA testing by this analyst impacted more than 158 cases and led to more than 50 direct matches to suspects or convicted offenders. In 2007, the CMPF donated $110,000 for a pilot program to lease and monitor 100 ankle bracelet devices with CPS tracking. The devices were deployed on pre-trial offenders and last year more than 700 offenders participated in the program that Charlotte City Council continued due to the pilot's success.

The 2011 CMPF board members include: Chair Ken Gill, Vice Chair Frank Golden, Treasurer Ron Martin, Ken Beuley, Jack Burke, Richard Carter, Otis Crowder, John Fennebresque, Jordan Gross, Joe Hallow, Chuck Hood, Brian Kelly, Jimmy Lee, Joe Mazzola, Glen Mowrey, Mark Nicholls, Chris Swecker and Ed Tubel.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation was chartered in 2004. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and provides support for innovation programs and initiatives that are not presently funded by the police department’s budget. THE CMPF helps to ensure a safer community for the entire Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. For more information contact Executive Director Ann Henegar at 704.332.9857 or visit

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