Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control Division
Chris is an enforcement Officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control Division. He has been in this position for two years. During this period, he has been assigned to several specialized units within the organization from H.A.S.S, Investigations, and E.R.T. His cases range from assisting pet owners within the community in obtaining rabies vaccinations, dog houses, and tethers, to enforcing Animal Cruelty Misdemeanors charges and other City and County ordinances.
Officer Meyer takes pride in serving his community. He believes that enforcement and education go hand in hand to improve animal welfare and community relations. Officer Meyer is passionate about the Organization’s Mission to Animal welfare in both the Shelter and Field environment. He strives to provide support to not only the animals and citizens he serves but also to his coworkers.
Officer Meyer obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has also completed the NCAF Animal Welfare Professional Certificate level I to better himself within the profession.
Prior to his employment with Animal Care & Control, Officer Meyer served over 9 years in the United States Marine Corps and deployed four times during his time in the Marines. He is now a Military Police Officer in the North Carolina National Guard. He has deployed twice for Hurricane assistance.
Officer Meyer is a proud dog dad to the Great Pyrenees named “Bear”. When he’s not at work, he can be found on a golf course or cheering on one of his New York sports teams (Islanders, Yankees, Jets). He has adopted the Charlotte Hornets as his hometown team due to his time working as a Guest Experience Supervisor for the Hornets Sports and Entertainment Organization.
When asked Chris said “Being a member of NACA to me means that I am a member of a passionate and professional group of people who truly care about the safety and well-being of animals in the field and shelter settings. As a member of NACA, I have the ability to become technically and tactfully proficient within the Animal Welfare profession to better myself, my peers, and the community that I serve.”
Thank you, Chris, for the amazing work, dedication, and compassion you show every day! NACA is proud to feature you as the May 2022 Humane Highlight!