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Sergeant Miguel Santiago (Ret.)

Before joining the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in 1999, Sgt. Santiago served over 21 years in the U.S. Army. After joining the CMPD, Sgt. Santiago was assigned to Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Task Force, Homicide Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit. During his 10 1/2 years in the Homicide Unit, Sgt. Santiago investigated or assisted in over 233 homicide investigations, 58 ADW investigations, 16 Kidnappings, 231 Suicide and Death investigations and 30 Officer Involved Shooting investigations. Sgt. Santiago retired from CMPD and is dedicating his time to his family, motorcycle riding and teaching homicide investigation.


AA Degree Criminal Justice Technology, Central Piedmont Community College,

US Army - Combat Arms Primary, Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Courses, First Sergeant's Course.

Law Enforcement - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Advanced Domestic Violence Training, Stalking Training, Rave & Club Drugs, High Risk Warrant Service, Hispanic Occult & Gang Groups, Street Drug Interdiction, Gangs Across the Carolinas, Interview & Interrogation, Cognitive Interviewing, Medicolegal Death Investigation, Advanced Gang Investigation, RICO & Continuing Criminal Enterprise Investigations I, The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation, Investigative Career Path I & II, Bite Mark Evidence Recovery, Recovery of Footwear and Tire Track Impressions, Shooting Reconstruction, Southern Police Institute Homicide Course, Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar.

Detective Terry Brandon (Ret.)​

Joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in 1987 and served for 27 years. During this time Det. Brandon was assigned to Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, SWAT, Sexual Assault Unit and Homicide Unit. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau for 21 years Det. Brandon has investigated 403 Rapes, and over 250 Sexual Offenses, 224 Homicides, 164 Death and Suicide Investigations, 51 ADWs, and 23 Officer Involved Shootings. Since retiring from CMPD Det. Brandon has dedicated his time to his family, classic car rebuild and teaching homicide investigation.


B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from University of North Carolina Charlotte

CMPD Training Academy BLET

Law Enforcement - Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, Police Response to Bomb Threats, Human Trafficking, Certified General Instructor BLET, Interviews and Interrogations, Reid Technique Interview and Interrogation, Criminal Investigative Analysis: Profiling, Rape Investigation, Sexually Violent Offenders, Serial Killers: Profiling and Crime Scene Identification, Child Fatality Investigation, Cold Case Homicide Investigation, Forensic Death Investigation, Shooting Reconstruction, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Southern Police Institute: Homicide Investigation.


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