CMPD Cultural Competency Training RFP

The City of Charlotte (the City) is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find a company and solution that can provide effective Cultural Competency Training for The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). The City will award one vendor with a multi-year contract.

CMPD would like to equip its sworn and civilian employees to address the needs of multicultural community members and visitors through the creation of a cultural competency training curriculum specific to the City of Charlotte. The objective of the training curriculum is to help understand, respect, and appropriately respond to cultural norms when responding to the needs of these communities. The proposed training curriculum is to be customized for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The Company will:

  • Provide a one-day session of training for all employees to include but not limited to officers, recruits, laterals and civilians.
  • Provide a four-hour refresher advanced course for all employees who have taken the one-day course, including officers, laterals, and civilians.
  • Provide Cultural Competency and Leadership training for CMPD Command College and Sergeants Training
  • Develop a training curriculum that will teach social justice, empowerment, intersectionality, power and privilege, oppression, and the changing policing landscape.
  • Provide resources that will assist the employee in enhancing self- awareness, foster relationships, and offer a community outlook.
  • Be able to provide training to employees at the request of the Chain of Command or internal affairs ruling board.


Psychological Services and Fit for Duty Evaluations – RFP

Psychological Services – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officers have access to sensitive, protected information, and hold positions of trust in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. To assist in maintaining this trust, CMPD conducts a thorough evaluation of potential Recruits to ensure that the best qualified are selected. A psychological evaluation is a required as a component of the selection process. Additionally, CMPD offers psychological services (e.g. counseling) to several segments of its workforce and shall require Employees who exhibit troubling behaviors to undergo a fit-for-duty evaluation in certain circumstances.

SAKi DNA Testing Kit and Secondary Evidence

Scope 1: The City requires the company to perform DNA Testing of sexual assault kits (SAKS) and partially tested SAKS obtained from victims of sexual assaults. The company shall maintain ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and comply with the 2020 FBI quality assurance standards for forensic testing laboratories. Scope 2: The City requires the Company to perform screening and DNA testing of secondary evidence from Sexual Assault cases. The Company shall maintain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and comply with the 2020 FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.

Recruiting Advertising

This solicitation is needed to select a qualified consultant to assist with brand development, marketing, graphic design, website development and other marketing related services to implement recruitment campaigns for the CMPD.

Selected vendor shall provide brand development, marketing strategy, development, graphic design, website design and development, and other related services for developing and implementing a recruitment campaign for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). Selected vendor shall be able to manage all campaign services in-house, and provide a comprehensive plan to include media buying, creative development, strategic advisement, etc.

Emergency Communications CAD

The City of Charlotte will be issuing a Request for Proposals on behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to solicit for a contract with a qualified consulting company that can provide consulting services to develop and implement a CAD Solution to replace and consolidate the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department, and Mecklenburg County Medic respective systems.

CMPD Promotional Processes Services

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will be formally soliciting to select a qualified consultant to assist with yearly rank testing, specifically developing and implementing the testing materials for yearly Promotional Processes for the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. Multiple processes may be run over the course of a calendar year depending upon the needs of CMPD.

Community Policing Crisis Response Team Services

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD’s) Community Policing Crisis Response Team Services (CPCRT) was established to provide improved public safety and service through the deployment of Officers and licensed mental health clinicians. The objective of the CPCRT is to decrease the number of injuries and incarcerated mentally ill individuals by acting as an entry point into mental health treatment.

Undercover Vehicle Lease

The City will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a vendor to provide leased vehicle services. These vehicles are used primarily by the Vice and Narcotics and Gang Units in the specialized undercover investigations. Leasing Vehicles enables Police to rapidly switch out a vehicle if it is identified as an undercover car.

Racial Equity Workshops

The City will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a consultant to facilitate equity training workshops to work with the CMPD to strengthen the knowledge of implicit bias and reduce disproportionality and disparities one class at a time.