• CMPD's new division to patrol greenways

    By: Erica Bryant

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There is a new plan to keep people safe on Charlotte's popular greenway system.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials have been working on ways to combat crimes on the sometimes isolated greenway system.

    The department announced a new transportation division that will partner with park rangers to patrol the 43 miles of greenways.

    A new app will also help officers pinpoint each other’s locations, which they said will save time in an emergency.

    “In an emergency situation, I’ve been out here for lost children, I’ve been out here for an assault and it took us 30 to 45 minutes to find that person,” Capt. Nate King said.

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