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keep dilworth safe

Dilworth residents have the enviable status of a low

crime rate in one of Charlotte’s most urban

neighborhoods.  Neighborhood policing, coupled

with citizen involvement, make Dilworth one of the

safest places to live, work, or play in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Preventing a crime


is one of the most effective ways to fight crime -

and it's simple!

Remember to lock your doors and your cars. 

We don't want criminals to think of Dilworth as a place of opportunity.  


Remove the  opportunity, prevent the crime.

Constant vigilance and sharing information between police and residents reduce opportunities for criminals. Dilworth participates in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s

Neighborhood Watch program in which neighbors look out for neighbors.  A police officer attends each Dilworth Community Association meeting for the purpose of reporting crime trends and to speak privately to anyone about current crime concerns.

Citizens have online access to a number of websites relating to crime in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  One of the most useful is which contains everything from current 911 calls, a directory of all police services and crime mapping for criminal activity and accident hotspots.

Share information with neighbors.  Nextdoor Dilworth is a great way to do this!  It's a private online community network.  Join here.

Dilworth's CMPD liaison:  Officer Gilliland

Response to Recent Media Coverage

Dilworth is a historic district and the neighborhood has been concerned about saving the Leeper & Wyatt building since the property owner filed for demolition on December 8, 2021.  Subsequently the DCA has collaborated with 3 different developers in an effort to save the historic building.  Since we began working with the petitioner the DCA has consistently maintained that we want to save the building and abide by the ordinance.  The DCA and the Dilworth neighbors support saving the Leeper & Wyatt building.  


The petition presented at the Council Hearing on Monday, September 18 did not include the technical revisions required by Planning Staff per the UDO. The language regarding the 10 leased off-site parking places was unenforceable.  The DCA's request on Monday night was simply to include lease language that is enforceable. The DCA has not opposed any other exception requested by the petitioner and is asking the petitioner to continue to cooperate with us and the Planning Staff in order to save the Leeper & Wyatt building.

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