A week after Mecklenburg commissioners voted to kill a contract with Charlotte to provide police service in rural areas, the city defended itself Monday, saying it provided excellent service for roughly 60,000 people in unincorporated areas. “There is an assertion that other agencies could police those areas better than CMPD. That is false,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police chief Kerr Putney, shown in a photo from October.
A week after Mecklenburg commissioners voted to kill a contract with Charlotte to provide police service in rural areas, the city defended itself Monday, saying it provided excellent service for roughly 60,000 people in unincorporated areas. “There is an assertion that other agencies could police those areas better than CMPD. That is false,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police chief Kerr Putney, shown in a photo from October. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
A week after Mecklenburg commissioners voted to kill a contract with Charlotte to provide police service in rural areas, the city defended itself Monday, saying it provided excellent service for roughly 60,000 people in unincorporated areas. “There is an assertion that other agencies could police those areas better than CMPD. That is false,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police chief Kerr Putney, shown in a photo from October. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Police chief Kerr Putney says CMPD is best option for rural areas

April 24, 2017 07:57 PM