CMPD's Steele Creek Division Services Steele Creek
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recently gave its 12 patrol
districts geographic names to make them more recognizable. Adam 1 is
now the Steele Creek Division. Its area covers the southwestern part of
Mecklenburg County, generally bounded on the north by I-85 and on
the east by Billy Graham Parkway, South Boulevard, and the Pineville
town limits. (See MAP.)
The division office is located in the old police and fire academy
building at 1750 Shopton Road (behind the new academy building at
the corner of Beam Road and Shopton Road).
Diego Anselmo became captain of the division in January. He
previously led the Police Department's International Relations Unit
and is now the highest ranking Latino in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department. (See
Charlotte Observer story on Captain Anselmo.)
Most of the 84 officers in the division patrol in one of four
response areas, but the division also operates squads of Problem
Solving Officers, Lake Wylie Patrol, and Community Coordinators.
Who should you call?
Call 911 if a crime is in progress or has just happened and you
believe the person responsible may still be in the area or you can
identify the person. Always dial 911 if someone is in imminent
danger, but you also can call for instances of vandalism, public
disturbances, or other crimes.
Call the police non-emergency number and file a report if you
discover a theft, damage from vandalism, or similar crime, and no
one is in the area and you don't know who was responsible. These
would be situations where the presence of an officer would not
the outcome of the case. You may need a report for an insurance
claim. Additionally, police use statistics from the reports to
assess patterns and tendencies. If you dial 911 and your request
isn't urgent, you likely will be redirected to the non-emergency
number. Also consider using the
CMPD Online Crime Reporting System.
If you have ongoing problems in your community, contact the
Community Coordinator for your area. Community Coordinators serve as
the district's primary communications links to its communities and
their leaders. They work more closely with community leadership to
ensure that resources are coordinated to address repeat offenses,
community crime, and quality of life problems. They also work with
other local agencies, such as codes enforcement, to coordinate
efforts to review and resolve problems.
Although problem solving is expected of all officers, Community
Coordinators are not tied to primary responses to 911 calls for
service or shifts. This enables them to adjust their schedules to
work closely with communities on their problems and coordinate many
of the activities necessary to successfully address those problems.
Earnest, Community Coordinator for Response Area 2 said "Our role is
to serve as a liaison between the police department and residential
and business communities. We also serve as catalysts to initiate
problem-solving partnerships between the community and police. We
do everything from answering calls for service to organizing
You may contact the Community Coordinator for your response area at the
Steele Creek Division office at 704-336-7800 or by email at the
appropriate address below:
Officer Donna Burgess
Response Area 2:
Officer Sonja Earnest
Response Area 3:
Officer Travis Pardue
Response Area 4:
Officer Jeff Brown
Steele Creek Division page of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department web site for more information.
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