By Michele Dotson; Staff Writer email@example.com
A few small problems were reported, but, according to Police Chief Tim Ledford, the transition has been smooth.
“We have a couple of locks not working,” says Ledford. “We had a leak in the men’s locker room that was taken care of this morning, and the phones were not working properly.”
The Board of Commissioners approved the renovations of the former Mint Hill Town Hall in March, 2012.
The architects worked hard to make effective use of the space in order to provide the police department with what they need to do their job effectively.
“We went from about 5,000 square feet to 7,800 square feet,” says Ledford. “In the old building, we had to put three units together to make one, and it wasn’t very effective.” Continue reading
The Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together September 9 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community is-sues, build relationships, and drink coffee.All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 am at Nova Bakery and Coffee, 3665 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill.Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighborhoods.
The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situa- tions are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction. Continue reading
Mint Hill Police responded to Pine Lake Country Club on a call of breaking and entering and damage to property the morning of November 6.
Approximately 20 golf carts had been removed from the barn where they are stored and damaged. Apparently, the suspects removed each golf cart, taking them onto the golf course, driving them recklessly, and returning the significantly damaged golf carts back to the barn.
Approximately $10,000 of damage was done to the 20 golf carts, $1,000 of damage to the landscaping of the golf course, and $800 to the cart storage barn. All golf carts are accounted for.
Anyone with information should contact the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085, and ask to speak with Detective Lezette.
For the first time, Mint Hill Police Department was awarded the Top Five Communities award for the 2012 North Carolina Traffic Safety Communities awarded by AAA.
AAA uses crash ratings from data compiled by the University of North Carolina Charlotte on traffic accidents in North Carolina communities, as well as number of law enforcement officers per capita, and presence of a formal traffic safety program to select the winners.
Mint Hill Police Department has just completed the third year of its traffic safety program, which teaches DWI courses to driver’s education students, hosts child safety seat checking stations, and other traffic safety programs.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program provided a grant to start the traffic safety program, and the Police Department usually participates with other county agencies when hosting seat-checking stations and other traffic safety events.
Officer Scott Blevins represented the Mint Hill Police Department at the North Carolina Traffic Safe Community Awards Luncheon in Durham October 18, to receive the award.
AAA awards the top five communities in three categories, based on population: less than 10,000, 10,000 to 30,000, and more than 30,000.