Security http://wfae.org en CMPD Sees Drop In Crime In First Quarter of 2014 http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-sees-drop-crime-first-quarter-2014 <p>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> saw crime <a href="http://www.charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/safety/CrimeStat/Documents/CS14Qtr1-QtrSummary.pdf" target="_blank">drop in almost all of the major categories </a>for the first quarter of this year including violent crime and robberies compared to the same period last year.</span></p><p>At a press conference in East Charlotte, CMPD also credited a new team of officers for a decrease in deaths related to drunk driving.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:50:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49737 at http://wfae.org CMPD Sees Drop In Crime In First Quarter of 2014 CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed http://wfae.org/post/cmpds-dnc-spending-details-revealed <p>The DNC seems a distant memory, but we're just <em>now</em> getting details of how Charlotte police spent a $50 million grant federal grant for convention security. And, the Department of Justice has released an analysis of CMPD's work during the DNC, which it recommends future convention cities study closely.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:48:01 +0000 Julie Rose 29184 at http://wfae.org CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed New CMS Security Plan Doesn't Include Fences http://wfae.org/post/new-cms-security-plan-doesnt-include-fences <p>Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has dropped chain-link fences from its security plan. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:30:45 +0000 Lisa Miller 24056 at http://wfae.org Behind-The-Scenes Details Emerge Of Police Work During DNC http://wfae.org/post/behind-scenes-details-emerge-police-work-during-dnc <p>Some behind-the-scenes details of police operations during the Democratic National Convention are coming to light.&nbsp;</p><p>The $50 million federal grant Charlotte got for DNC security included a requirement that outside consultants monitor CMPD's efforts and prepare a report. Deputy Chief Harold Medlock says the report praises CMPD's coordination and communication with protest groups, including Chief Rodney Monroe's constant presence on the street during demonstrations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:29:43 +0000 Julie Rose 20320 at http://wfae.org Behind-The-Scenes Details Emerge Of Police Work During DNC Charlotte Airport Leads Nation In Expedited TSA Screening http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-leads-nation-expedited-tsa-screening <p></p><p>The Transportation Security Administration has long been criticized for <em>reacting</em> to threats, rather than proactively preventing them: Someone tries sneak a liquid bomb onto a plane, so TSA limits the amount of liquid travelers can carry on.&nbsp; A guy disguises a bomb in his underwear so TSA installs bodyscanners at airports.&nbsp; But yesterday, the head of TSA was in Charlotte pitching a more targeted approach to airport screening. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:37:47 +0000 Julie Rose 20094 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport Leads Nation In Expedited TSA Screening Local Schools Review Security Protocols After Connecticut Shooting http://wfae.org/post/local-schools-review-security-protocols-after-connecticut-shooting <p></p><p>School leaders in the Charlotte area are taking a closer look at security procedures following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.&nbsp;</p><p>At a press conference Monday afternoon, CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison said the shootings prompted the district to ask “tough questions.” For example, what would the response have been if the shooting happened in a CMS school?&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:24:34 +0000 Lisa Miller 17854 at http://wfae.org Local Schools Review Security Protocols After Connecticut Shooting