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.

R KEITH LEWIS Jr. 

Chief of Police

 

Completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Carteret Community College in 2000 and began serving as a Deputy Sheriff for the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. Chief Lewis joined Newport Police in 2006, and has served as a Police Officer I, Police Officer II, Sergeant, and Captain. He was promoted to Chief in 2018.

 

Chief Lewis is a 2011 graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute at Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Training Center, and has been awarded an Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate from the NC Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission.  Chief Lewis is a recipient of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Triology Award and has successfully completed the FBI LEEDS Supervisory Leadership Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, Command Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute . 

 

Chief Lewis is a member of the North Carolina Association of Chief's of Police, NC Police Executives Association, Eastern Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Executives, Woodmen of the World, and various other organizations.

SERGEANT JAMES ALEXANDER

 

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.

 

Initial Point of Contact for:

PART TIME POLICE OFFICERS, FTO PROGRAM, EVIDENCE CUSTODY AND RELEASE

 DETECTIVE SGT JUSTIN FERRELL

 

Graduated from Craven Community College BLET in 2007 and began his career with NPD at that time. He currently has an Advanced 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. Sergeant Ferrell is currently assigned as the Detective for NPD. 

 

Initial Point of Contact for:

COLD CASE FOLLOW-UPS, DRE REQUESTS, NC SPECIAL OYLMPICS

 

POI Cody Moody

 

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 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.