Charlotte at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Charlotte Police Department
- 1,734 Officers
- 547 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.81 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 May 25, 2023
We identified over $73.6M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
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
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $3,065,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.
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.