Congratulations to Sergeant Justin Ferrell on completing the                                  FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute

Sgt Ferrell Completes FBI LEEDA Supervisory Leadership Institute

Newport Police Sergeant Justin Ferrell recently completed the FBI-LEEDA Supervisory Leadership Institute. The FBI SLI is a cutting edge 4 1/2-day program built especially for first-line supervisors and middle managers with the goal of enhancing their leadership competencies. The Supervisor Leadership Institute faculty members are senior law enforcement executives who are committed to passing on their lessons learned.

Students are engaged in personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, developing your people, performance management, risk management and credibility. This institute is student-centered and rich in facilitated dialogue and group work.

Some of the topics include leadership mindset, leadership styles, credibility, trends in discipline, models of police discipline, preventing department violations/liability, evaluation as a leader, are just a few of the areas covered.

The Supervisor Leadership Institute is part one of a three part series in Executive Leadership Development. The FBI_LEEDA Trilogy Program consists of Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.

Chief Clark advised “Sergeant Ferrell represents the best and brightest of what the future of law enforcement leadership will be. We were very fortunate that this high caliber training was offered locally by New Bern PD hosting the week long training. This will increase the effectiveness of our agency and prepare Sgt Ferrell for future leadership assignments. Sgt Ferrell joins Captain Keith Lewis as they both work toward completing the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Program.”


NPD Mobile Patrol News Feed

Newport Police is now on MOBILE PATROL. Get up to date Emergency Alerts, Wanted Persons, Send Crime Tips with Videos and Pictures directly to law enforcement. MOBILE PATROL is a free app that can be downloaded via Google Play or the IPhone App Store. Newport Police is currently using this app to engage citizens in the daily events and operations of the PD, as well as allow them to interact with the PD in real time. Our citizens are an extra set of eyes and ears for us. This app will allow them to report crime tips to us thru a mobile device, as well as see whats taking place within the community. 

Check out the story Maria Satira with WNCT Ch 9 recently did highlighting the effectiveness of MOBILE PATROL   


Download the MOBILE PATROL app today and start interacting with NPD!!! 

Always report emergencies that are in progress to 911

Toys for Tots 2014 A Huge Success

Toys for Tots Collection

Thank You to all that helped support the NPD Toys for Tots collection this year. Our Stuff the Patrol Car during the Christmas Parade was a great success as well. We collected over 4 boxes of toys that will be used for the USMC Cherry Point Toys for Tots program. 

Stuff the Patrol Car for Toys for Tots

Capt Lewis,Mayor Pro-Tem Davis, Col. Chris Pappas III, Chief Clark

Mayor Pro-Tem Ken Davis and Col. Chris Pappas III kick off the NPD Toys for Tots Stuff the Patrol Car during the annual Christmas Parade. The car was full at the end of the parade route thanks to our wonderful citizens!! Way to Go Newport!!

Help Support Toys for Tots

The Newport Police Department is partnering with USMC Cherry Point to help collect new unwrapped toys for the annual Toys for Tots program. We are excited to be a part of a well established program that gives back to those in our community that are less fortunate. We ask for support from our community to stop by the PD located at 255 Howard Blvd in Newport and drop off a new unwrapped toy in the collection box located in our lobby. We hope these toys will brighten Christmas day for children in our community. You can also contact the PD at 223-5111 and an officer will pick up items in Newport if your not able to make it to the PD. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!!! 

 A little about the Toys for Tots program:

Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December.  Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December.  Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses.  Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender.  At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.  Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.

While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.

Local business and community leaders play key roles.  They allow Coordinators to locate drop-off/collection boxes in their stores and offices; provide free warehouse space for storing and sorting toys during October, November and December; provide vehicles to collect toys from drop-off sites; sponsor toy raising events. Newport PD is pleased to hep with this event. 


Chief Clark celebrates American Education Week with Students at Carteret Pre-K






















In support of American Education Week held November 17-21, Chief Clark, Mayor Dennis Barber, and Town Manger Angela Christian spent the morning interacting with students and staff at Carteret Pre-K. Principal Sherill Moraven invited local leaders to experience a day in the life of an educator. Activities included reading, interacting with students, outdoor activities, and even a little craft time! Check out our Turkeys!! What a great group of students and educators!! 

100% Reporting for 2013!! Great Job!!

GHSP Award for 100% Reporting for 2013

Newport Police Dept was recognized by NC Governor's Highway Safety Program for 100% reporting during all highway safety campaigns during 2013. The Governor's Highway Safety Program's Point System encourages participation at GHSP-sponsored events and highway safety initiatives.  Law enforcement agencies may earn points by submitting activities and events after they occur in the Point System.  Points may also be earned by submitting campaign activities during GHSP Campaigns. Agencies use these points to obtain traffic safety and enforcement equipment to help make the roads safer for our citizens.

POII Justin Ferrell Completes FTO training at NCJA

Congratulations to Police Officer II Justin Ferrell for recently completing the Field Training Officer Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy. POII Ferrell completed the 40 hour course along with many other officers from around NC. POII Ferrell will now serve as an FTO with NPD. He will evaluate and train new officers in many roles, and councel them on how to become a proficient police officer.


02/14 POII Ferrell pictured far left

A Reminder to Slow Down and Buckle Up!!

NPD Officers perform a Traffic Safety Checkpoint at Johnson St / Thompson St. We have recieved several complaints about speeding along this street recently. Officers took time to address concerns with residents along Johnson and conduct some proactive policing. Officers issued 10 warnings for various traffic violations.

L to R Police Officer II Justin Ferrell and Captain Keith Lewis





















The Newport Police Department recently received several pieces of new equipment from the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program at no cost to the department, and it will be used in daily traffic enforcement efforts. NPD received 2 Dual Antenna Radars, 2 Alco-Sensor Personal Breath Test Instruments, 2 Flashlights,and 5 Reflective Traffic Safety Vests for the department’s participation in the GHSP points system. NC GHSP first implemented an incentive-based points system in 2007, this program encourages participation at GHSP sponsored events and highway safety initiatives. Participation in such GHSP activities like Click It or Ticket, Booze It & Loose It, and No Need To Speed, results in law enforcement agencies receiving points or credit for their activities, which can result in traffic equipment. In order to receive points for an activity, agencies must use the point submission system. Newport Police are currently participating in the No Need to Speed campaign which runs through March 31st.

Police Officer II Justin Ferrell who coordinates GHSP activities within NPD stated, “The addition of this equipment will allow for expanded capabilities of our enforcement and traffic safety initiatives. During 2012 NPD participated in over 90 GHSP events, arrested 91 motorists for driving while impaired, investigated 148 motor vehicle collisions, conducted over 2,400 vehicle stops, and fielded 102 traffic safety complaints from citizens. We are concentrating on school zones and intersections now during the No Need to Speed campaign.”


Captain Keith Lewis also commented, “This equipment totals over $4,800.00 and will assist us in replacing some older equipment, as well as adding additional necessary equipment without any financial impact to our budget. Newport Police Department has been a very active partner with GHSP since 2003, and the partnership has proven extremely successful in continually providing our department the resources to more effectively address traffic safety issues here in Newport.”


NPD Partners with Small Business Resources to Expand the Commercial Business Watch Program

The Newport Police Department recently partnered with Carteret Community College Small Business Center, SCORE, Carteret Chamber of Commerce, and Carteret Economic Development Council to expand it's Commercial Business Watch Program. The partnership allowed local businesses the opportunity to hear first hand the FREE resources available to assist local businesses with daily operations and make their business more successful. The First Newport Business Circle Meeting was held on February 21st at Newport Town Hall, and was attended by more than 20 local businesses. These meetings will continue on a quarterly basis, and topics will be tailored to meet the needs and requests of the businesses participating in the forums.                                                                                                                                                If you would like more info email  or click on the following links.

CCC Small Business Center

Carteret Chamber of Commerce

Carteret Economic Development Council

Newport Business Circle Presenters:

Pictured L to R: Myles Stempin Ex Dir. CCEDC, Mayor Derryl Garner, Joan Lamson SCORE, Mike Wagoner President CC Chamber of Commerce, John Smith CCC Small Business Center, Dick Casey Newport Town Manager, Jeff Clark Chief of Police


 A reminder to all citizens to LOCK your vehicles and REMOVE your valuables from inside them. These crimes are most often crimes of opportunity, and committed by individuals walking in a residential area from unlocked vehicle to unlocked vehicle.   We are rarely called to investigate vehicle or residential break-ins where the victim's vehicle/residence was locked. We encourage all citizens to do their part in preventing the opportunity for crime to occur.

In 2013 NPD investigated 35 vehicle break-ins. Remember Lock It or Lose It!!!

Click here for Crime Prevention Tips from National Crime Prevention Council.