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Vice, Gangs & Firearms Division
  Vice and Narcotics Division
The Vice and Narcotics Division works to investigate, disrupt, and dismantle organized criminal enterprises that are engaged in activities that perpetuate crime and negatively impact the quality of life in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. This includes complex investigations necessary to identify and eliminate the suppliers that control the flow of drugs into our neighborhoods. Detectives use a number of tactics to combat the drug trade including undercover operations, covert surveillance, intelligence gathering, use of informants, and the execution of search warrants. Vice detectives are also engaged in investigations of prescription drug diversion, monitoring of Sexually Oriented Businesses, and the seizure of property based on state and federal guidelines. The Vice and Narcotics Division has detectives assigned to special teams that work in partnership with the DEA and Homeland Security Investigations to increase our area influence into the entire metropolitan area surrounding Charlotte.
 
Captain Coerte Voorhees  phone: 704-336-3110
Investigative Technician: Kelli Yerkes - 704.336.2260
Vice and Narcotics Division Contact Number 704.336.3110
Vice and Narcotics ANONYMOUS TIP LINE 704.336.8423


Asset Forfeiture Unit
The Asset Forfeiture Unit is part of the Vice and Narcotics Division. These detectives are charged with evaluating property seized by CMPD's officers to determine if these items are suitable for forfeiture. The members of this unit work with federal agencies and the N.C. Department of Revenue to seek the forfeiture of items used to facilitate a crime or the proceeds that are a part of being involved in criminal activity. The unit routinely seeks the seizure of vehicles and real property that are used in the commission of a crime as well as the money made by an individual(s) as a result of their participation in those crimes. These forfeiture actions are separate and apart from the criminal prosecution of a defendant. 
 


Community Outreach
In 1999 the police department began partnering with several community agencies to address the needs of people who live an at-risk lifestyle. A creative approach was developed to build a rapport with at-risk females in an effort to assist them with receiving the necessary substance abuse treatment. These agencies along with the police department have been able to forge meaningful and lasting relationships that have proven beneficial to both individuals and the community thus enhancing the quality of life for all our citizens.
 
The Mcleod Addictive Disease Center
Hope Haven
Drugless
Substance Abuse Prevention Services of the Carolinas The Chemical Dependency Center of Charlotte-Mecklenburg