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
- 1,749 Officers
- 571 Civilian staff
Officers per 1000 residents
- 2.42 Charlotte
- 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.3 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.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|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|
|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|
|CHARLOTTE, CITY OF CMPD FY 2021 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CHARLOTTE, CITY OF SUPPORT OF INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGY PROPOSED BY THE GRANTEES' GOVERNING HIDTA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND APPROVED BY ONDCP.||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Prime|
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.