Friday, February 17, 2012

CMPD offers workshops for Mecklenburg residents

Registration is now open for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's spring workshops for the public.

The "community education workshops" will teach people about the department's history, recruitment process, training of recruits and officers, crime prevention techniques, criminal investigations, gangs, volunteer opportunities and more.

The workshops are open to Mecklenburg County residents age 18 and older. Applications are not necessary to attend, but registration for each workshop is required.

Mecklenburg residents who are at least 18 years old can also apply to participate in the Citizens Academy program. Those who participate in this program will be able to see exercises and demonstrations of police operations. An application and background check is required to participate in the Citizens Academy.

The workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at CMPD headquarters on East Trade Street in uptown or at the Police and Fire Training Academy on Shopton Road in southwest Charlotte.

The workshops begin March 13.

For more information and registration, visit CMPD's website or call 704-432-1655.

--Meghan Cooke


  1. Will Rodney be there? Can we axe him questions, like maybe about that phony degree he listed on his application?

  2. Oh I love workshops! Will donuts and coffee be served?

  3. Are wanted criminals invited? They can add "real world experience"