CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings, sworn into office July 1, 2020, is an innovative and forward-thinking public servant who uses strategic and technological solutions to positively impact operations and produce data-driven results.
Jennings joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 108th recruit class in May of 1992.
He has held a variety of positions and ranks throughout the organization including sergeant over criminal intelligence, patrol sergeant and captain over the North Tryon Division, major over intelligence, investigations, special operations, Office of Professional Responsibility and deputy chief over patrol, special services, administrative services and the support services groups including the Community Services Bureau.
Some of Jennings’ noteworthy career achievements include the following:
— Developing and implementing the CMPD’s paid college internship program to assist with recruitment and retention
— Led planning and operations for major events such as the NBA All-Star game in 2019 and Billy Graham’s funeral in 2018
— Led intelligence and coordination efforts with federal, regional, state and local partners for the Democratic National Convention in 2012
— Crime Reduction Award recipient
He has served as the President of the North Carolina Police Executives Association and as the Vice President of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Jennings obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and a master’s in business administration from Pfeiffer University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Jennings, a native of Jefferson City, Tennessee, played football as an All-American linebacker at Appalachian State University and was inducted into the Appalachian State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Executive Assistant in Office of the Chief: Executive Assistant: Joanna Prentice
Public Affairs Office |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2338
Quality Assurance Division |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-353-1218
Bureau: Human Resources Division Bureau Commander: Tammy Pippen
Human Resources |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2334
Financial Management Division |601 E. Trade Street | phone: 704-336-2334
The Deputy Chiefs
Deputy Chief Tonya Arrington joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 123rd recruit class of 1996. She was promoted to her current rank in 2021.
As the Deputy Chief for Special Services Group, she oversees the Special Events, Transportation, Airport Law Enforcement and Special Operations Divisions.
Major Dave Johnson commands the Transportation Bureau, which includes Special Events, Airport Law Enforcement, Accident Reconstruction, Motorcycle, and CATS Transit Units, as well as the Special Operations Bureau, which includes SWAT, Aviation, Canine and Arson/Bomb Units. Major Robert Dance is the commander of the Lab and Evidence Bureau which includes Crime Lab Division, Property and Evidence Management Division and Crime Scene Search Unit. Ellen Thomas oversees the Computer Technology Solutions Division, which includes System Architecture, Application Development, and Operations Support. Monica Nguyen oversees the Crime Analysis Division, which handles crime data and analytical assessment for the department.
Deputy Chief Sherie Pearsall joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 114th recruit class of 1994. She was promoted to her current rank in 2020.
As the Deputy Chief of the Administrative Services Group, she oversees the Training Academy, the Communications Division, the Non-Emergency Police Services, the Computer Technology Solutions Division, and Crime Lab Division.
Major Dave Robinson is the commander of the Administrative Services Bureau which includes the Communications Division, Non-Emergency Police Services, and Records Management Division. Major Jacquelyn Bryley is the commander of the Recruitment and Training Bureau which includes CALEA, Professional Standards and the Training and Recruitment Division. Major Martha Dozier is the commander of the Community Services Bureau which includes Community Engagement, Community Wellness Division, LGBT Engagement Committee, Education outreach & Youth Services Division and Animal Care and Control
Deputy Chief Steven Brochu joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 120th recruit class of 1995. He was promoted to his current rank in 2020.
As the Deputy Chief for Patrol Services Group, he oversees the Patrol Divisions and Operations Command. Major Brian Foley commands the Patrol North Division, which includes Freedom, North, University City and North Tryon Divisions. Major Cecil Brisbon commands the Patrol South Division, which includes South, Providence, Independence, Hickory Grove, and Eastway Divisions. Major Ryan Butler commands the Patrol Central Divisions, which includes Central, Westover, Steele Creek and Metro Divisions.
Deputy Chief Coerte Voorhees joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a member of the 114th recruit class of 1994. He was promoted to his current rank in 2017.
As the Deputy Chief for 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 Mike Campagna is the commander of the Special Investigations Bureau, which includes Vice & Narcotics, the Gang Unit, VCAT, TRAP and ABC Units. Major Melanie Peacock commands the Criminal Investigations Bureau, which includes Homicide/ADW, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Missing Persons, Cyber Crimes and Domestic Violence Units.
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