Introducing Officer David Padgett

Myers Park Homeowners Association (MPHA) is pleased to congratulate beloved Officer Robert Sprague on his promotion to Sergeant with CMPD. Way to go, Rob!

We are also very pleased to welcome our new Officer David Padgett and hope that many of you will get the chance to meet him before long.

From Officer Padgett:

I’ve been a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer for a little over 24 years and am extremely pleased to be assigned as your new Response Area Coordinator.

Policing isn’t just about locking up criminals, it’s about developing partnerships within the community to identify and resolve crime and quality of life issues that affect community members. This is the essence of how I approach my job as a Response Area Coordinator for the Providence Division Response Area.Officer Padgett

My philosophy about police-community relations involves problem solving with the different entities within Response Area 1. By allowing members of the community to take ownership of the problem and pointing them to the most effective resource to address the problem, we have learned that it is critical that members of the community address crime and quality of life issues within their own community and partner with their local police officers and city agencies.

It is my hope that the work through these partnerships will keep repeat offenders off the streets and improve the quality of life for not only their neighborhood but the city as a whole. I look forward to working with everyone in the community. If you have a questions, please feel free to email me at dpadgett@cmpd.org .

More about Officer Padgett

I graduated from Presbyterian College with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English Literature.

For the first part of my career, I served as a Warrant Officer, Field Training Officer and a Community Coordinator for the old Adam 2 area near the airport.  After six years on patrol, I was assigned to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office as a detective working with the Domestic Violence Team and the Parole Accountability Committee.

After five years with the District Attorney’s office, I was assigned as a Research Officer/Analyst with the CMPD Research, Planning and Analysis Division. After five years with the RPA Division I was assigned to the Providence Division as a Response Area Coordinator for the following neighborhoods: Amity Gardens, Amity Place, Anthem Community, Echo Hills Community, Oakhurst Community and Wendover Place.

During my tenure as the Response Area Coordinator for Response Area 2, I have twice been the recipient of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Community Relations Award.  I am also certified as a Crisis Invention Officer and a Dual Sport Motorcycle officer. I have a great deal of experience with conducting Business and Residential Security Surveys to assist business and residential owners with improving the security of their business or home. I have also given numerous talks on personal safety to community member and school children.