An Official Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony took place on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Emergency Alert Notification System
The town of Mint Hill is a participant in the new CharMeck Alerts Notification system. This emergency alert and notification system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly, and via multiple methods of notification, when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents. This system serves the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville. Click here to see more.
Employees & Officers
The department now consists of four administrative police supervisors (chief, captain, patrol lieutenant, and support services lieutenant), 4 patrol sergeants, one administrative sergeant, four detectives (one detective-sergeant, two detectives, and one narcotics detective), 3 school-resource officers (SRO), 19 patrol officers, 2 K-9 officers, one evidence technician, 2 administrative personnel, 2 volunteer police chaplains, and 5 volunteers. Dispatch service is provided by Pineville Police Department.
The Mint Hill Police Department employees possess a wide variety of college degrees and additional educational classes. Overall 42% of our work force has an associate's degree or higher. Of that overall percentage, 24% have Associates degrees, 27% have Bachelor's degrees, and 6% have a Masters Degree. In addition, 15% of our personnel are currently pursuing Associates, Bachelors, or Master Degrees. One employee is currently researching/pursuing a PhD.
The Mint Hill Police Department now has 31 police vehicles, a police ATV, a police UTV, 3 military vehicles, an enclosed utility trailer, two mobile light-tower / generators, and a radar / speed-monitor trailer. Marked police vehicles are equipped with radar, in car video-camera systems, defibrillators (AED), mobile-data terminals with modems, stop-sticks (tire deflation devices), and 800 MHz mobile radios.
All uniformed officers are trained and issued a TASER (less than lethal) device. Each officer is trained in CPR and AED (defibrillator) device use.
Several Mint Hill Officers received their Advanced or Intermediate Law Enforcement Certifications. Officer Kevin White, Officer Justin Neal and Officer Kazimierz Zapadka all received their Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification. Sergeant Carla King, Sergeant Damir Mahmutovic and Officer Michael Scarfone received their Advanced Law Enforcement Certification. For law enforcement officers to be able to receive either of the certificates requires them to have years of experience and a combination of college and other law enforcement training. Congratulations to all of these officers for their hard work in obtaining these Law Enforcement Certifications.
The link listed below shows what an officer must do to be eligible to obtain each of these certifications.
Remember Their Sacrifice
Many of our employees are committed to serving the public in many ways. Several of our officers are currently members of or have served in the armed services. Since the start up of the Mint Hill Police Department in 2003, three of our officers have been deployed and served in Afghanistan or Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many of our officers serve as volunteer fire and EMS personnel for their communities, and several officers serve as church leaders or teachers as well.
The police and citizens work together to solve problems. For more information about the police and community or for helpful links, click here.