MEET OUR STAFF
Please take a moment to view the information about the police department staff that serves your community. We believe this serves as another way to introduce our staff to you if you are new to the area. Perhaps you already know many of these officers or volunteers. We hope this will provide a better understanding of the education, training, and committment that these officers and volunteers have to the police department and the community they serve.
Chief of Police JEFF T. CLARK
Chief Clark has completed several Nationally Recognized Law Enforcement Management Programs. He was in the 2002/2003 class of the Law Enforcement Executive Program (LEEP) at the Institute of Government at UNC Chapel Hill, Developing Law Enforcement Managers at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida in 2002, and was a member of the 10th session of the FBI Carolina Command College in 2007. He has an Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate from the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, and has achieved over 4000 hours of Public Safety Training in the past 26 years. Chief Clark has been a certified NC Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Instructor since 2002 and teaches in the BLET program at Carteret Community College. He is also an instructor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in the area of Elder Abuse. Chief Clark is also a certified NC Emergency Medical Technician.
Chief Clark was appointed by Goernor Michael F. Easley in 2006 to the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. He served as Eastern Team Leader while serving two terms on the commission. Chief Clark has served on the Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee for the Eastern Regional Military Growth Task Force in 2009, and has served as past Region 8 Director for the NC Association of Chief's of Police.
Chief Clark was recognized by the American Legion Post #46 as the Carteret County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2007. He was recognized by the North Carolina American
Legion as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the State of North Carolina in 2009 and was also recognized as the National Runner-Up for the American Legion National Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2009.
Graduated from Carteret Community College BLET in 2000 and began working for the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. He began his career with NPD in 2006. He has served as both a Police Officer I & II, and Sergeant. He was promoted to Captain in 2013. Captain Lewis has also successfully completed a 220 hour Law Enforcement Management Institute at Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Training Center in 2011. Captain Lewis completed the 56th session of the FBI LEEDS Command Institute. Captain Lewis also has an Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate from NC Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission. In addition to serving as Captain, he also oversees all department Information and Technology Systems. He is responsible for coordinating all information sharing systems with local, state, and federal agencies. Captain Lewis also has direct supervision over all uniformed patrol, investigative, and volunteer staff members, and works directly with the Chief of Police on department administrative matters.
Initial Point of Contact for:
ALL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES, NC SBI UCR/DCI, RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS, GRANTS, COMMERCIAL BUSINESS WATCH
Graduated from Carteret Community College BLET program in 2008. He began his career as a Reserve Officer with NPD in March of 2008. He became a Full-time Officer in December of 2008 after
retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps with 20 years of faithful service to our Country. Sergeant Alexander has an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from NC Criminal Justice Training
& Standards Commission. In addition to serving as Patrol Sergeant, he also serves as an Evidence Technician for the PD.
Graduated from Craven Community College BLET in 2007 and began his career with NPD at that time. He currently has an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from NC Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission. He was also certified by the NC Forensic Test for Alcohol Branch as a Drug Recognition Expert DRE in 2010. He has also been recognized by the Carteret County MADD for his outstanding DWI apprehension efforts in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Initial Point of Contact for:
FTO, DRE REQUESTS, NC GHSP, CRYSTAL COAST HEAT, NC SPECIAL OYLMPICS
Detective Alberti has served as a law enforcement officer since 1981. He is a retired Sergeant with the New York City Police Department where he served as both a detective and patrol supervisor. He has also served as Chief of Security at Carteret General Hospital, Atlantic Beach Police Officer, and a Lieutenant with the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. NPD has 1 Detective that provides oversight on ALL patrol officer conducted criminal investigations. Detective Alberti is primarily responsible for investigating all Major Crimes, Drug Investigations, Gang Activity, Crime Scene Processing, as well as some misdemeanor crimes. Detective Alberti works closely with all local, state, and federal agencies to provide and gather criminal intelligence, which will assist NPD in the apprehension of offenders. Detective Alberti is also serves as a Field Liasion Officer (FLO) for the NC Information Sharing and Analysis Center NCISAAC
Initial Point of Contact For:
MAJOR CRIMES, CASE FOLLOW-UP, COLD CASES, CRIMESTOPPERS TIPS, NC ISAAC FLO
Officer Tucker graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Craven Community College in 2008. He began his law enforcement career with the Beaufort Police Department in 2008 and joined the Newport Police Department in August of 2014. Officer Tucker has an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.
Officer Willis attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Carteret Community College in 2011. Officer Willis began his law enforcement career with the Beaufort Police Department and was awarded the Medal of Valor in 2014 for his actions in saving the life of a citizen who was the victim of a violent attack. Officer Willis transferred to the Newport Police Department in 2015 and has served as a Police Officer I and II
Officer Buck attended North Carolina State University, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in 2011. He attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Pitt County Community College in 2015 and began his law enforcement career with the Newport Police Department in June of 2016
Officer Moody completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Carteret Community College and began his law enforcement career with the Newport Police Department in June of 2016
PART TIME POLICE OFFICERS
The Newport Police Department currently has 6 Part Time Police Officers that perform various duties and support the Patrol Division as needed.
Officer GILBERT SLAUGHTER
Began as a Reserve Officer in 2005 after retiring from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office in 2004 with 26 years of service. Gilbert is also retired as Asst. Chief from the Cherry Point Fire Department, as well as a retired member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department. Gilbert is a life long resident of Newport and also served the Town of Newport as Mayor from 1969-1977.
Officer LAMAR CROOM
Began as a Reserve Officer in 2009. Lamar has served as a law enforcement officer since 1981.
Officer JAY JOHNSON
Began his his law enforcement career in 2010. Jay began his career with NPD in 2012.
Officer WILLIAM "BILLY" POLLOCK III
Billy has been with NPD since 2003.
Officer VERNON J. PARISH
Began his law enforcement career with the Beaufort Police Department in 2011.
Volunteers in Police Service
The Newport Police Department currently has 12 VIPS that perform a variety of volunteer duties for the PD and community. Our VIPS program started in 2005 and has remains a vital part of our operations. Please check out our VIPS page for more accomplishments.