Middle School Explorers Club with CMPD

CMPD “New” Middle School Explorers Club! CMPD “New” Middle School Explorers Club! The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is starting a “NEW” Middle School Explorers Club for students in the 6th – 8th grade!

The Open House will be on Monday, September 28th, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

The meeting will be at the Police Activities League of Charlotte located at 1330 Spring Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.

The CMPD Explorers Club introduces students to the career of Law Enforcement and to the CMPD. Exploring is a hands-on approach to learning and includes training in Law Enforcement topics found at the local, state, and national levels.

The CMPD Explorers Club curriculum will expose students to Life Skills, Service Learning, Career Development, Leadership, Problem Solving, and more. If you are attending please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-a-career-in-law-enforcement-10-to-14-years-old-tickets-120107702371. There will be informational sessions every 30 minutes, each RSVP will be for one youth and accompanied parent/guardian.

Open House Agenda: • Welcome & Introductions • 2020/2021 Explorers Program Overview • COVID Safeguards and Guidelines • Explorers Registration • Questions & Answers If you have any questions or for more information regarding the program please contact Officer Ryan Botzenmayer at rbotzenmayer@cmpd.org.

Christmas Explorer Program

It’s that time of year again to assist in bringing joy to families in
need at Christmas.  Since 1974, the CMPD Explorers Christmas Project
has collected and delivered toys and food to hundreds of families
annually.  In 2015 CMPD started a partnership with the Salvation Army
Christmas Assistance Program in an effort to support more families
with the Explorer Christmas Project.

Please see the attached instruction sheet that gives all of the
information about accessing the online pre-registration portal we are
using this year. Basically, if a client registered last year, has not
moved or had additional children – The Salvation Army will import
their application without further documentation. If the client is new,
The Salvation Army will need to see the typical paperwork via some
version of a virtual meeting, call or Email. If the applicant is new
and does not receive food stamps or free school lunch (direct
approval, not free lunch from a Title 1 school), The Salvation Army
would need to verify their household income is less than the
guidelines in the attached Federal poverty document.

This year the Salvation Army will not accept requests for bikes this year.


Officer Rafael Garcia
Freedom Division – Community Coordinator
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
4150 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208

Lock it or Lose it!

Good Morning everyone, This month CMPD has launched the campaign “Lock It or Lose It” in response to the overwhelming number of Larceny From Auto’s involving gun thefts. PLEASE remember to LOCK your car doors and REMOVE any valuables and GUNS from inside..!! Please read the attached flyer and click –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6evc2duv4w for more information. Feel free to reach out to the officers with any questions. Officer Garcia email is rgarcia@cmpd.org and his phone number is (980)297-0745 call/text.

Opportunities for the Youth!

Good afternoon Northwest Community Leaders,

We Still need your help getting the word out!

Please share with all youth ages 16-24. The City of Charlotte Mayor’s
Youth Employment Program (MYEP) is gearing up for Summer 2021. Youth
can earn $900 in 5 weeks over the Summer. The first step to join MYEP
is to attend the required Job & Career Readiness Training (JCRT), you
must register to attend, registration ends on September 30th. Please
feel free to contact Tawana Thompson, MYEP Liaison with any questions,
(980) 308-2137tawana.thompson@charlottenc.gov

MYEP students on the job as a nurse, at bank of america, siemens, and
in a hard hat working. 35 years MYEP logo in the center