Friday, July 22, 2011

CMPD Donation Funds Grier Heights Bike Patrol

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Providence Division
recently received a generous donation from donors with the "Self
Help" organization
and a long time resident of the Grier Height's Community. This gesture
has enabled the Providence Division the ability to purchase two
bicycles, uniforms and equipment that will be used to patrol the
community of Grier Heights.

This effective approach to patrolling has proven to provide for much
greater accessibility to different areas of the neighborhood and
allows police officers a much more personal level of engagement with
neighbors. It gives the officers the ability to be much more
proactive in their work by developing relationships with the community
members they serve.