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The Chief of Police

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe

Chief Rodney Monroe   Chief Rodney Monroe, a recognized innovator and practitioner of community policing, has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement. He was appointed chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in 2008. In this role, he leads the largest municipal police department in the state of North Carolina.

Under his leadership, the department has refocused its efforts on crime fighting and crime prevention through a more accountable organizational structure, new technology and an enhanced strategy of community policing. As a result, the department continues to experience a significant reduction in its crime rate. 

 
 
 

Prior to joining CMPD, Chief Monroe served as chief in Macon, Georgia, and in Richmond, Virginia. While serving in Richmond, his efforts led to the lowest number of homicides in over 25 years. Chief Monroe also worked in a variety of leadership positions within the Washington D.C. Police Department.

Chief Monroe holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute.

He serves as an Executive Committee member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, member of Major Cities Chiefs, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. In addition, Chief Monroe is a strong supporter of charitable organizations that make a positive impact on the lives of youth.
 

  
Office of the Chief
The Office of the Chief consists of the five Deputy Chiefs, who lead the Major Service Groups, the Police Attorneys Office, the Internal Affairs Bureau, the Chief of Staff, Major Sherie Pearsall and the Assistant to the Chief, Darrellyn Kiser.

The Police Attorneys Office is led by Mark Newbold, Lead Attorney for CMPD. The Internal Affairs Bureau, led by Major Cam Selvey and Captain Roslyn Maglione, investigates cases of misconduct and breaches of moral and ethical character within CMPD.

The Public Affairs Office is led by Captain Brian Cunningham, who oversees the internal and external communications for the department, as well as the public website. The CrimeStoppers Unit, lead by Detective Marty Cuthbertson, is also under the Public Affairs Office. The Fiscal Affairs Division, managed by Greg Crystal, is comprised of Purchasing, Contracts/Grants, Asset Forfeiture/Revenue and Travel budget sections. The Human Resources Office, led by Miriam Hannan, handles the employee benefits and payroll.
 

 
 

The Deputy Chiefs

  Deputy Chief Katrina Graue  Deputy Chief Katrina Graue oversees the Administrative Services Group, which includes the Training Bureau, the Administrative Services Bureau, the Planning and Research Division, Crime Analysis Division, the Communications Division, the Computer Technology Solutions Division, Professional Standards and Court Services.
 
Major Mike Adams is the commander of the Training Bureau, and as such, he is responsible for recruiting, recruit training and in-service training at the Police Training Academy.

Major Tim Danchess is the commander of the Administrative Services Bureau which includes Communications, Records and Court Services.  
 
















  Deputy Chief Kerr Putney  Deputy Chief Kerr Putney joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 109th recruit class in 1992. He was promoted to his current rank in 2007.
 
As the Deputy Chief of the Investigative Services Group, he oversees all major felony investigative units, including Homicide, Assault w/Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Vice/Gangs/Firearms, Sexual Assault, Auto Theft, Arson, Cyber Crimes and Financial Crimes. They are also responsible for criminal intelligence and state/federal law enforcement partnerships. 
 
Major Freda Lester is the commander of the Special Investigations Bureau and, Major Mike Smathers, commands the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
 
















  Deputy Chief Eddie Levins  Deputy Chief Eddie Levins joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 79th recruit class of 1986. He was promoted to his current rank in 2013.

As the Deputy Chief for Field Services Group - North, he oversees the Northeast Service Area (Eastway, University City and North Tryon Divisions) and the Northwest Service Area (Metro, Freedom, North and Airport Law Enforcement. Divisions). 

Major Diego Anselmo commands the Northeast Service Area, and Major Bruce Bellamy commands the Northwest Service Area.
 
















  Deputy Chief Doug Gallant  Deputy Chief Doug Gallant joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 105th recruit class of 1991. He was promoted to his current rank in 2012. 

As the Deputy Chief for the Field Services Group - South, he oversees the Southeast Service Area (Providence, South, Hickory Grove and Independence Divisions) and the Southwest Service Area (Central, Westover and Steele Creek Divisions.) Also in the group are the Watch Commander, Special Events, and specialized units - Transit, Motorcycles, Passenger for Hire, Secondary Employment and Honor Guard.

Major (vacant) commands the Southeast Service Area and Major Jeff Estes commands the Southwest Service Area.
 
















  Deputy Chief Vicki Foster  Deputy Chief Vicki Foster joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 106th recruit class of 1991. She was promoted to this current rank in 2012.

As the Deputy Chief over the Support Services Group, she oversees the Special Operations Bureau, the Lab and Evidence Bureau and the Community Services Bureau. These bureaus include the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), SWAT, Civil Emergency Unit, Canine, Aviation, Bomb Squad, Electronic Monitoring, ALERT, Crime Scene Search and the Crime Lab. She also oversees the Property and Evidence Division, Animal Care and Control, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention, Volunteers, Chaplains and several community outreach programs. 

Major Dale Greene is the commander of the Special Operations Bureau; Major Paul Zinkann, the Lab and Evidence Bureau, and Major John Diggs, the Community Services Bureau.