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Support Services
The Support Services Group is comprised of 3 specialized bureaus: the Special Operations Bureau, the Lab and Evidence Bureau and the Community Services Bureau. Within the Special Operations Bureau, there are specialized units, like the Canine Unit, Animal Care & Control, SWAT and Electronic Monitoring Units, that respond to various situations. The Lab and Evidence Bureau seek, gather, analyze and log evidence to help solve crimes and build strong cases. The Community Services Bureau interacts with the citizens of Charlotte through community involvement programs, like Volunteers, Right Moves for Youth, and PAL.

Group:  Support Services Group​

  Unit:  Police Reserves Unit

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Group Leader:  Deputy Chief Vicki Foster

Executive Officer: Captain Ryan Butler​

  Unit:  Secondary Employment Unit Leader:  Sgt. Alan McWhirter

Bureau:  Special Operations Bureau

 Division:  Special Operations Division
   Unit:  SWAT Team & Alert Unit
   Unit:  Aviation Unit & Civil Emergency Unit
   Unit:  Canine Unit
   Unit:  Arson/Bomb Unit

 Division:  Animal Care & Control Division
   Unit:  Enforcement
   Unit:  Shelter Operations

 Division:  Community Health & Wellness
   Unit:  Electronic Monitoring
   Unit:  Peer Support
   Unit:  Crisis Intervention Team
   Unit:  CDCP

Bureau Leader:
  Major Johnny Jennings

Division Leader: Captain Steven Brochu
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Eric Peterson
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Scott Anderson
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Mike Graue
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Wesley Jessup

Division Leader:  Captain Karl Bannerman
Unit Leader:  Mark Balestra
Unit Leader:  Josh Fisher

Division Leader:  Captain Jim Wilson
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Lebraun Evans

  Lab and Evidence Bureau

 Division:  Crime Lab Division
   Section:  Questioned Documents 
   Section:  Firearms
   Section:  Biology
   Section:  Chemistry
   Section:  Latent Prints

 Division:  Property and Evidence Division
   Unit:  Crime Scene Search Unit

Bureau Leader:
  Major Mike Smathers

Division Leader: Matthew Mathis
Section Leader:  Jeff Taylor
Section Leader:  Todd Nordhoff
Section Leader:  Sheree Enfinger
Section Leader:  Lillian Ngong
Section Leader:  David Schultz

Division Leader:  Lt. Bria​n Russell
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Katherine Scheimreif​

  Community Services Bureau 

 Division:  Community Services & Youth Division
   Unit:  Community Outreach Unit
             Alarm Unit / Crime Prevention Unit / UVisa
             Volunteer Unit /​ Explorers / Interns
             High School Academy

   Unit:  Community Engagement Programs /
             Mayor's Youth Employment Program / 
             Contracts / Chaplains

   Unit:  Youth Programs
             Police Activities League / Youth Diversion
             Youthful Offender Intervention / 
             Prevention Specialists              

   Unit:  School Resource Officer Unit

Bureau Leader:
  Major Diego Anselmo

Division Leader: Captain Torri Tellis
Unit Leader:  Sgt. Lorraine Ellis

Unit Leader:  Rev. Fran Cook

Unit Leader:  Sgt. Anthony Hall

Unit Leader:
  Sgt. Celestine Ratliff