Thursday, February 27, 2020

Search to Replace Chief Kerr Putney Has Started

Job Information 
Job ID: 53293764 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 
Position Title: Chief of Police 
Company Name: City of Charlotte 
Agency Type: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional) 
Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive 
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate 
Min Experience: Over 10 Years 


A national search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates to apply to lead the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). CMPD serves the residents of the City of Charlotte and the unincorporated areas. The Chief of Police provides administrative direction for CMPD functions, operations, and personnel through the supervision of subordinate staff and review of their activities. The City is supported by 1,972 sworn officers and 520 non-sworn staff with a 2019/2020 operating budget of $285,066,260 covering an area of 438 square miles with a population of nearly 900,000. It is the largest police department between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia. 


This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including serving as a Chief of Police, and or Deputy/Assistant Chief of Police of comparable size and complexity to Charlotte. The selected candidate will also be required to successfully complete all North Carolina, Basic Law Enforcement Training requirements within 6 months of hire date. It is highly desirable that successful candidates have completed additional command/leadership training, such as F.B.I. National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police, or similar training experience. Candidates must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and acceptable driving record by the hire date. Residency within the corporate limits of the City of Charlotte is required within 3 months of hire date. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefit package. 

Candidates should apply by April 3, 2020. 

Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900.

 Detailed brochure available at


SteveN said...

Minimum Education: BA/BS Undergraduate Degree


The ability to get a university to forge fake transcripts and degree within a few months of being fraudulently hired.

(I'm here all day, folks)

Anonymous said...

I will bet anyone that the new chief.....IS NOT A CAUCASIAN MALE. Yet, white guys still show up to work in this place. SMH.

Anonymous said...

916 area code. Why do we need a company in California to find the next chief? Are there no companies in this city or state able to do the job?

Anonymous said...

I think Bellamy should be the next chief.

Anonymous said...

will there be proper vetting of any chief candidate?

Cedar Posts said...

Look around the country at the Chiefs and Sheriffs that actually understand the complexities and requirements of the job and are good at it. They are few and far between.

Leadership - I watched that MOFO Rodney Monroe at the CMPD Annual Luncheon hit the buffet line first ahead of every officer in the room. The idea of leading by example was a concept he could never understand.

Empathy - If the guy doing the presser has never stacked-up in apartment breezeway it is hard to watch him explain about split second decisions. If he's never bothered to be in the hospital ER when the wife of an Officer is told her husband didn't make it he likely lacks any real empathy for rank and file.

Fiscal Responsibility - Sure that Dillon Tactical SUV would be sweet but how many 6'5' CMPD Officers are squeezing themselves into a caprice?

Morale - I watched Rodney Monroe walk past a sergeant at a Hornets game with 20 plus years with CMPD you know the guys with the shit load of service stripes, they aren't hard to spot. You think he would at least acknowledge the guy but no.

Command Presence - You either have it or you don't.

Anyone think different?

Anonymous said...

Vote Sanders!! Everything will be free."What is Mine is yours Comrade".

Anonymous said...

Paging Gift Card Foster, Gift Card Foster. We have an opening just for you.

Anonymous said...

Hey!! Don't knock that DTV or the Dillon CEV for that gotta ride in them or use them sometime...they are awesome!!! And I thought everything you needed to learn about leadership (but was afraid to ask) was learned at the CMPD command college?

Anonymous said...

Its going to be a black person from DC or Cali area. You know they won't be from the south.

I like Bellamy, so let's give him a try. He worked hard to burn off all those pounds of body weight. Good for him.

Anonymous said...

Ok lets play. Who do we not want for Chief? Number one on the list is that talking out of his ass, red-faced disaster Harold Medlock. He is the the absolute worst collection of wheezing DNA in this dump of a city. A tub of sewer water would be better qualified.

Anonymous said...

Here comes Terry Sult running like a midget with a stuck thong and a big smile

Anonymous said...

Whatever you do don’t get a Chief From Fairfax.