Charlotte at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Charlotte Police Department

  • 1,749 Officers
  • 571 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.83 Charlotte
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Charlotte Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Charlotte

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $73.8M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Charlotte
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$175,000.00 9/1/2022
8/31/2024
CHARLOTTE, CITY OF THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT LEMHWA IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT FUNDING WILL SUPPORT ONE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE WELLNESS SPECIALIST POSITION. THIS POSITION WILL INCLUDE ASSISTING IN THE COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATIONAL UPDATES REGARDING THE CMPD’S EMPLOYEE WELLNESS DIVISION, PR… Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$100,720.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
CHARLOTTE, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$700,000.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2024
CHARLOTTE, CITY OF CMPD FY2021 LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CRIME GUN INTELLIGENCE CENTER INTEGRATION INITIATIVE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$643,254.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CHARLOTTE, CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $3,065,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

In July 2021, the City of Charlotte agreed to ban the use of tear gas and other chemical weapons during protests in order to settle a lawsuit arising out of the protests that occurred in the Charlotte following the death of George Floyd.

The agreement also requires that dispersal orders be clearly communicated and repeated in English and Spanish to allow protesters reasonable time to disperse.

Policy changes
2019

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has settled several wrongful shooting lawsuits in recent years.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has settled a number of lawsuits in recent years involving wrongful shootings. This includes a $2.25 million settlement following the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell; a $115,000 settlement award to Charlotte teenager Jeffrey Green, who was wounded in a police shooting; and $700,000 paid to the estate of Anthony Wayne Furr, who was working on a cellphone tower when he was fatally shot by police in 2006.

Compensation
$3,065,000.00