Ever since Monroe came to Charlotte he has voiced his displeasure with his uniform. At first it was the duty shirts, Monroe felt command should be set apart from rank and file. Shortly after his arrival he ordered white shirts for the department's command staff at a cost of thousands, to replace the blue shirts worn by his predecessors.
Then he added his admirals stripes.
But Monroe has always hated the two stars on his collar.
Apparently Monroe felt it was only right that any recipient of the state's Order of a The Long Leaf Pine have four stars on his collar.
And so by executive order or just because he felt like it Monroe showed up at the city budget meeting wearing four stars.
Charlotte's Chief of Police has always worn 2 stars. But tradition be damed Monroe promoted himself just because he could.
It's good to be king!