Nominations are being sought for the 33rd annual Police Community Relations Awards sponsored by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations. The award recognizes officers and work teams from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Officers will be judged on their involvement in helping the community understand the police function and the citizens’ role, demonstration of extraordinary efforts in the area of crime prevention, and involvement in aiding neighborhoods in handling special problems. Nominations may be made by citizens in the patrol area, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools personnel, groups and individuals. Nominations may be submitted by writing, requesting a nomination form OR visiting our website, crc.charmeck.org, and completing a form online. Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, April 2. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee made up of members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee. Officers selected will be honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17.