There is a certain moral high ground anyone called an "officer" is expected to take in their professional as well as personal life. This code of conduct applies to military officers as well as officers of the court and those within our Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
However, it seems that the CMPD command staff looks the other way when it comes to personal conduct and suitability for promotions.
Recently one certain Sergeant was promoted even though he was recently investigated for sexual harassment.
In another case a female officer was promoted despite being the subject an investigation for having a physical altercation with another officer's wife. Word is the female officer had an ongoing affair and a child with the other women's husband, a recently retired CMPD Officer.
Cedar Posts must be pretty much "old school" because back in the day this sort of behavior would not only cost you a promotion but likely your job. After being fired, an offending officer would be lucky to find work within the state in light of any sort of sexual misconduct. But maybe this sort of behavior at CMPD is just status quo.
Still the directives are pretty straight forward:
No employee will intentionally subject any fellow employee to any verbal or physical
harassment of a sexual, ethnic, racial, disability or religious nature.
Conduct unbecoming an officer will include that which brings the CMPD into disrepute,
reflects unfavorably upon the officer as a member of the CMPD, damages or affects
the reputation of any member of the CMPD, or impairs the operation or efficiency of
the CMPD or any of its personnel.
Frankly CMPD's "Rules of Conduct" are pretty straight forward. I can't find anywhere within the "Rules" where is says breaking the rules will earn you a promotion. But what do I know?