Chief's Desk

Dear Citizens,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Winterville Police Department’s webpage. This site is created to provide Winterville residents and visitors important information concerning your police department and public safety in our community. We wanted a place where you could learn more about the services we provide, but more importantly a place that would improve the communication between the department and the citizens we serve.

I have immense pride in being a member of the law enforcement profession and especially being part of the Winterville Police Department. I have been in law enforcement since 1994 and spent 30 years in the United States Marine Corps.

As the Police Chief of a professional and progressive department, it is my primary objective to have an organization whose skills and abilities are second to none. Our team works hard to maintain a high level of excellence and standards achieved through training and recruitment of the highest caliber officers.  .

Winterville remains one of the fastest growing cities in Pitt County, and with that growth, comes many challenges to providing law enforcement services to our community.  Reducing crime and improving the quality of life for our citizens are two of our highest operational priorities. We understand that building, cultivating and maintaining the community’s trust and developing community partnerships are the key elements in our crime reduction efforts. We are committed to the ideals of building partnerships based on relationships with all citizens and businesses.

I am a firm believer in surrounding oneself with exemplary people, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from many dedicated community servants, such as council members, the town manager, department heads, town employees, and members of the Winterville Police Department.  Each day I will work hard to follow their good examples and lead your police department in a professional, responsible, and progressive direction.