Charlotte and Mecklenburg Police Departments Portrayed in New Book

For nearly a century-and-a-half, police in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have displayed tremendous courage and sacrifice in the execution of their duty, adapted to social and cultural changes within the American South and increasingly embraced sophisticated methods and technology to meet challenges posed by criminals and a violent culture.

In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, over 200 vintage photographs present a celebration of heroes and a history that has been forgotten.

Highlights of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Police:

· Features many previously unpublished images and photos culled from family and department collections

· Highlights the rich history of two departments that consolidated in 1993 as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

· Examines the roles policing has played in the community through its history

· Tells a scholarly story in a way accessible to adults and children

Proceeds from this book are being donated to the CMPD Police Benevolent Fund.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Police

by Ryan L. Sumner, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Police Benevolent Fund

Images of America Series

Price: $21.99/128 pages

Available: March 1, 2010

Event Schedule

Ryan Sumner, Author, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Police

Upcoming Author Appearances:

Saturday, March 13

1:00 p.m.

Book Signing

Park Road Books

4139 Park Road

Charlotte, NC‎ 28209

Sunday, March 14

2:00 p.m.

Book Signing

Barnes & Noble

4020 Sharon Road

Charlotte, NC 28211

Wednesday, March 17

7:00 p.m.

Book Signing

Joseph Beth Booksellers

SouthPark Mall

4345 Barclay Downs Drive

Charlotte, NC 28209

Saturday, March 27


Book Signing and Police Exhibit Opening

Charlotte Museum of History

3500 Shamrock Drive

Charlotte, NC 28215

Saturday, March 20

1:00 p.m.

Local Authors Book Signing

Barnes & Noble

3327 Pineville – Matthews Road

Charlotte, NC 28226

Tuesday, March 23

7:00 p.m.

Book Signing


Stonecrest Shopping Center

7836 Rea Rd

Charlotte, NC 28277

Saturday, April 10

1:00 p.m.

Book Signing


330 South Sharon Amity Road

Charlotte NC 28211

Leave a Reply