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News for the Month of March 2012
March 30, 2012
CMPD Recognizes Partners in Immersion Program 
Chief Monroe recognizes our partners from Norsan-Multi-Media and Compare Food Stores for their help, dedication and generosity to CMPD’s Immersion Program.

Immersion Program Partners with Chief Monroe
March 20, 2012
Operation Medicine Drop Dates Revealed

Poisoning from prescription medication is one of the leading causes of death nationwide. Help protect your family and the environment. Bring your unused or expired prescription medications to Operation Medicine Drop where law enforcement will dispose of them properly. [View the pdf: english | spanish ]
For more information on the program, please visit:
For more information on the proper disposal of presctiption medicines, please review the attached pdf.
March 12, 2012
CMPD Recognizes Civilian Employee and Officers of the Month
civilian and Officers of the Month
The employees of the month include Cliff Chapman from CTS, Officer Reney Jean-Jumeau from Westover Division and Officer Justin Thornton from North Division.

March 8, 2012
CMPD's Providence Division Recognized
The Providence Division is being recognized by Coca-Cola and the Bobcats for have the greatest crime reduction in the city for 2011.
Chief Monroe and the Providence Division officers

March 6, 2012
Chief Rodney Monroe Selected as a Panelist for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Assembly program
Chief Monroe was selected to speak at the Black History Month Assembly at Alexander Graham Middle School. The assembly's theme was "The Road to Success" where the Chief and other panelist discussed their path to a successful career in their individual professions and how that career has allowed them to give back to others in the community. Among the panel of speakers were Brigida Mack and Dedric Russell from WBTV and County Commissioner Vilma Leak.

March 6, 2012
"Do The Right Thing" Awards Kids for their Exemplary Behavior
  Do The Right Thing Award winners at the NASCAR Hall of Fame  The 2012 winter awards “Do The Right Thing” program was held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to recognize children in our community who distinguish themselves by their exemplary behavior. The students had their family, friends, and school staff in attendance to enjoy this very important day. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe and Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan presented the awards at Monday’s ceremony. 

The winners who were recognized Monday evening include:
Jacob Phillips, First ward Creative Arts Academy, Fourth Grade
One afternoon, while Jacob was playing outside his home, he suddenly noticed that the front door to his house was standing wide open.  He walked over to the house to close the door.  However, upon entering the front entrance, he realized that his home had broken into, and they had been robbed.  Jacob remained calm and did not panic.  He remembered all the things he had been taught. 
He immediately left the house and went to the safety of a neighbor’s home and contacted his parents.  By making the right decision and doing the right thing, Jacob kept a potentially dangerous situation from escalating. He demonstrated courage and bravery in the face of a frightening situation.

Brandon Lentz, Renaissance School at Olympic High School, Eleventh Grade
One evening after school, Brandon saw another student suddenly fall to the floor in the school hallway.  The fellow student immediately passed out and began seizing.  Brandon remained calm, and quickly used his personal cell phone to call 911.  Brandon then remained with the student, calming him and protecting him, until the paramedics arrived and began administering patient care.  Brandon demonstrated courage and compassion for his fellow student.
Cameron LeGrande, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Eighth Grade
One day at school recently, Cameron found a knife hidden in the school bathroom. The knife had apparently been left there by another student to be used later (presumably) for an illicit activity.  Cameron immediately retrieved the knife and turned it over to a school administrator.  The School Resource Officer, Officer Maye, stated he felt Cameron should be nominated “because he was faced with a situation that he could have made the wrong decision, but he was honest…. I think many kids this day and time would have made the wrong decision, but he made the right one.”
Grace Sullivan, Piedmont Middle School, Sixth Grade
On Wednesday, February 1st, Grace arrived late to school.  After appropriately checking in at the school office, she was told to go to her locker and then report to class.  After going to her locker, she was walking down the hall to her class when she witnessed one of the teachers collapse in the hallway.  The teacher was suffering from a medical problem and had fallen face first to the ground from the doorway of his classroom.  Grace immediately realized that they were alone; there was no one else in the hallway.  All of the other classroom doors were closed and locked.  She quickly ran to the teacher’s side to check and see if he was alright.  The teacher was barely able to whisper that he needed help before losing consciousness.  Grace ran to a near-by classroom and alerted another teacher that he needed help.  The teacher was severely ill and needed to be transported to the hospital.  If Grace had not acted so quickly and appropriately, that teacher would have remained unconscious on the floor of the hallway until the next hall sweep.  Grace’s actions, composure, and courage possibly saved the life of this teacher.  She is a real hero.
Samuel Snead, East Mecklenburg High School, Ninth Grade
On February 2, 2012, Samuel observed a handgun in another student’s book bag.  Samuel exhibited great courage and resisted peer pressure.  As a member of the AFROTC, Sam chose to alert his Commanding Officer, Major Ralph Ganis, of the dangerous situation. His decision led to the recovery of a real weapon, a weapon that the fellow student had brought onto school property on several previous occasions.   Samuel’s actions prevented any potentially dangerous future events from occurring.  He showed true leadership and concern for the safety of his fellow students.
Eve Wright, Ranson Middle School, Sixth Grade
Eve actively participated in removing a dangerous weapon and securing the safety of her fellow students.  Eve discovered a knife in a classroom one day and immediately secured the knife, taking it to the teacher so that the knife could be removed from the area.  Eve then proceeded to aid the teacher in discovering to whom the knife belonged.  She went about the room quietly asking students questions about who brought the knife.  Because of her quick thinking and quiet assistance, the school was able to make the classroom safe. 
Narayan Mohan, Irwin Academic Center, Fourth Grade
One day during recess, a fellow student became injured and was bleeding heavily.  Narayan, concerned about his friend and classmate, quickly found the teacher and explained the situation.  With permission from the teacher, Narayan escorted the injured student to the nurse’s office.  Narayan sat with the student while the nurse tended to his injuries.  During the whole time, Narayan calmed him, talking to him and distracting him by talking about various and random topics.  The next day, when the injured student was absent from school, Narayan became very worried.  Narayan’s care and compassion was highly evident when the student finally returned to school. Narayan was the first person to check on his fellow classmate.
Ariyanna Brown, Sedgefield Middle School, Seventh Grade
Late in November, an unknown student lit a fire in a trash can in the girl’s bathroom.  Ariyanna entered the bathroom shortly after the fire had been lit.  She quickly noticed the smoke and fire and left the bathroom.  Ariyanna immediately found a teacher and reported the incident.  CMS staff were able to swiftly extinguish the small but growing fire, without incident.  Ariyanna’s actions minimized the property damage to only the trash can, with no structural damage to the school.  Her decision to do the right thing prevented a bad situation from becoming worse
Nick Bagot, Hopewell High School, Tenth Grade
On the evening of January 7, 2012 a quick spreading fire destroyed the upstairs of his father’s house.  Nick and his 10-year-old brother were at home when the fire began at the rear of the house, rapidly climbing up the back wall of the home – ravishing the entire upstairs.  Nick calmly and quickly assisted his brother out of the house.  Without panicking, Nick led his brother to the neighbors and requested that she call 911.  He remained composed throughout the whole incident, providing the neighbor with the correct address so that 911 could dispatch the appropriate resources.  Nick lost many of his personal belongings that night, yet he has remained positive.  Nick has shown great courage and resilience in the face of tremendous personal loss.
Brett Lyons, Renaissance School at Olympic High School, Eleventh Grade
On Friday, January 20th, 2012, Brett and his father were headed out for the evening.  Brett noticed smoke and flames coming from his great aunt’s house, which was just across the hill from his father’s house.  Brett and his father ran across the field to check on their aunt, Naomi Foard.  Ms. Foard was located in another part of the house and did not realize the house was on fire.  Brett reached the house before his father.  Realizing the house was quickly filling with smoke and flames, Brett ran into the house to find her and help her vacate the home, along with her two dogs.  The house was completely destroyed by the fire. Brett, his father and his great aunt suffered minor smoke inhalation.  While the firefighters worked in the pouring rain to extinguish the fire, Brett sat with his aunt for the next five hours, trying to comfort and aid her.  Brett displayed tremendous courage, bravery and compassion.