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Chief Rodney Monroe’s Biography


Rodney D. Monroe, a recognized innovator and practitioner of community policing, was appointed Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in 2008.


Under his leadership, the Department has refocused its efforts on crime fighting and crime prevention through a more accountable organizational structure, new technology and an enhanced strategy of community policing. As a result, the department continues to experience a significant reduction in its crime rate.


Prior to joining CMPD, Monroe served as chief in Macon, Georgia, chief in Richmond, Virginia and served in a variety of leadership positions within the Washington D.C. Police Department.


Chief Monroe holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute. He serves as an Executive Committee member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, member of Major Cities Chiefs and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

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