Jacksonville Public Safety

Jacksonville Public Safety Welcome to the page for the Jacksonville Police Department This is the official page of the Jacksonville Police Department in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

This page is monitored and managed by Public Safety Public Affairs. The City of Jacksonville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency serving the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina. The agency employs 120 sworn full time officers and 29 full time support staff led by Police Chief Michael G. Yaniero, who proudly serve to protect the City's citizens.

Mission: We, the members of the Jacksonville Police Department, through teamwork with our citizens, are committed to providing a safe community.

Operating as usual

With a recent uptick in vehicle breaking and entering cases, remember to:🚙 Lock your vehicle🔑 Take your keys👜 Secure you...
11/09/2020

With a recent uptick in vehicle breaking and entering cases, remember to:
🚙 Lock your vehicle
🔑 Take your keys
👜 Secure your valuables

A very small percentage of cases involves locked vehicles so always remember to lock your doors. If you see any suspicious behavior such as someone walking from car to car checking door handles, call 9-1-1.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. XY BROWN (posted 11 3 2020) Happy Birthday to the legendary Mr. X.Y. Brown who celebrated his birthda...
11/03/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. XY BROWN (posted 11 3 2020) Happy Birthday to the legendary Mr. X.Y. Brown who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Mr. Brown has served as a Jacksonville Police Officer for three generations of Jacksonville citizens. If you see him, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday!

CAROLINA FOREST SRO FUN (Posted 10 30 2020) Thank you to our friends Carolina Forest Elementary School for a fun day!  S...
10/30/2020

CAROLINA FOREST SRO FUN (Posted 10 30 2020) Thank you to our friends Carolina Forest Elementary School for a fun day! School Resource Officer Jason Zulkeski took the opportunity for a photo op with the 1st Grade students who dressed as law enforcement and first responders. All received Jr. JPD Badges. A safe and happy Halloween to all!

Jacksonville Public Safety's cover photo
10/30/2020

Jacksonville Public Safety's cover photo

Jacksonville North Carolina Government
10/30/2020

Jacksonville North Carolina Government

However you plan to participate in Halloween this year, we urge you to do it with safety for all in mind. Be sure to exercise caution during the hours of trick-or-treat whether you are participating or traveling the roadways. Jacksonville Police request the cooperation of Citizens by limiting the hours of trick-or-treat to 5-8:30 PM on Saturday, October 31.

All state guidelines for large gatherings, social distancing, and cloth face coverings should be adhered to. It you are able to find an alternative to face-to-face interaction, you are encouraged to do so. Here are some suggestions from NCDHHS:https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Halloween.pdf

Jacksonville Public Safety offers these additional safety tips:
• A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask over a protective cloth mask can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it difficult to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
• Practice social distancing to the fullest extent, wear cloth masks, and use hand sanitizer.
• Wear light-colored clothing, short enough to prevent tripping.
• Carry a flashlight and add reflectors to costumes and clothing.
• Ensure you can see well through facemasks.
• Accompany young children on Halloween activities.
• Stay within your neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
• Watch carefully for traffic.
• Only give or accept wrapped or packaged candy.
• Examine “treats” before allowing children to enjoy them.
• Golf carts are not allowed on City streets and sidewalks.
• Motorists should be especially cautious to prevent injury to participants.

Daylight Savings Time – Traffic Safety ReminderTurn Clocks Back on Sunday (Posted 10 29 2020)     On Sunday, November 1,...
10/30/2020

Daylight Savings Time – Traffic Safety Reminder
Turn Clocks Back on Sunday (Posted 10 29 2020)

On Sunday, November 1, 2020 clocks will be turned back one hour as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. “The early sunset puts more drivers and pedestrians on the road in twilight, when visibility may be impacted,” stated JPD Field Operations Supervisor Lieutenant Sean Magill.

The Jacksonville Police Department offers the following traffic safety tips for motorists and pedestrians traveling Jacksonville roadways in adjusting to the new time change and the change in the light.

For Motorists:
• Turn on your low beam headlights as soon as twilight approaches
• Drivers should slow down, following posted speed limits, especially during evening hours.
• Drivers should be aware that pedestrians who are wearing headphones or earphones may not hear vehicles.
• Operation of smart phones should be done while stopped and parked, not while driving
• Drivers should keep the windshield, windows, and mirrors clean. Don’t operate your vehicle unless you can see out of all windows.
• Make sure that defrosters and windshield wipers are serviced regularly.

Pedestrians:
• Pedestrians should carry a flashlight or wear reflective gear or ensure that they are visible to drivers at greater distances.
• Pedestrians should not depend solely on the traffic signals. Use common sense when on the road.
• Pedestrians should walk on sidewalks whenever possible. Don’t walk on the street, but on the shoulder of the road, facing the oncoming traffic.
• Pedestrians should reconsider wearing headphones or earphones if they are walking near traffic.

JPD encourages all drivers and pedestrians to be more attentive. Regardless of the season, distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle crashes.

OPERATION MEDICINE DROP A SUCCESS (Posted 10 28 2020)   On Saturday, October 24, 2020,  officers of the JPD Community Se...
10/28/2020

OPERATION MEDICINE DROP A SUCCESS (Posted 10 28 2020) On Saturday, October 24, 2020, officers of the JPD Community Services Division participated in the National Prescription Take Back Day.

Officers worked with community partners at six different locations and collected the following:

- 6.93lbs of Controlled Substances
- 53.46lbs of Prescription medications
- 4lbs of Vet medicine
- 31.1lbs of “other” medicine
- 24.4lbs. of over the counter medicine.

Did you miss the event? No need to worry, just bring your unwanted/unused prescription drugs to the permanent drop box located in the lobby of Jacksonville Public Safety, 200 Marine Boulevard. We are unable to accept liquids, sharps or aerosols.

Chiefs Dance to Benefit Domestic Violence Victims (Posted 10 27 2020) Congratulations to JPD’s Deputy Chief Ashley Weave...
10/27/2020

Chiefs Dance to Benefit Domestic Violence Victims (Posted 10 27 2020) Congratulations to JPD’s Deputy Chief Ashley Weaver and JFES Chief Tee Tallman for their participation and dance performances this weekend at Dancing Stars of Onslow County. Ten couples participating in this community dance competition also competed in fundraising, resulting in over $210,000 in donations for the Onslow Womens Center. We are proud of our Dancing Chiefs and their commitment to our community!

Jacksonville Fire Marshal Elected as 1st VP for NC Fire Marshals' Association (Posted 10 27 2020) Congratulations to Jac...
10/27/2020

Jacksonville Fire Marshal Elected as 1st VP for NC Fire Marshals' Association (Posted 10 27 2020) Congratulations to Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services Brian Kelly. He was elected as the 2021 1st Vice President of North Carolina Fire Marshal's Association. The virtual election results were announced earlier today. For more information about the NC Fire Marshals' Association Board of Officers, please visit https://www.ncfma.com

10/24/2020
Public Safety Story Time - Duck Rabbit

This month’s storytime is a very special one. Jacksonville Police Officer Padrick and Fire & Emergency Services’ CRRS Bowden try to decide if they are looking at a duck or a rabbit.

Enjoy the story and remember – no matter if you’re a duck or a rabbit, big or small, girl or boy – you are a part of our One City!

MISSION BBQ DONATION (Posted 10 23 2020)   Thank you to our community partners at Mission BBQ.   A check for $4,234 was ...
10/24/2020

MISSION BBQ DONATION (Posted 10 23 2020) Thank you to our community partners at Mission BBQ. A check for $4,234 was presented to Jacksonville Public Safety yesterday at the restaurant. The donation was from Mission’s Cup Campaign. We appreciate their generosity and partnership.

COMMUNITY OFFICERS VISIT NEW BUSINESS (Posted 10 23 2020) JPD Community Officers Chris Padrick and Copeland Mills visite...
10/23/2020

COMMUNITY OFFICERS VISIT NEW BUSINESS (Posted 10 23 2020) JPD Community Officers Chris Padrick and Copeland Mills visited a new business at 3040 Western Boulevard. The officers met the employees of Burrito Shak and spoke with the owners, Logan and Jessica. If you are a business in the City of Jacksonville and would like to speak with your community officer, please contact Sergeant Vincent Waddell, JPD Community Services Supervisor at 910-938-6406 or [email protected]

INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATIONS PRESENTED (Posted 10 22 2020)  Two JPD Officers have earned the Intermediate Law Enforcement...
10/22/2020

INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATIONS PRESENTED (Posted 10 22 2020) Two JPD Officers have earned the Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification. Officer David Loving and Officer Kymberly Schott have achieved this professional certification through the NC Department of Justice Law Enforcement Training & Standards. Their certificates were presented by Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety earlier this week. Congratulations Officers Loving and Schott on this achievement!

ROTH BBQ LUNCH (Posted 10 22 2020) Many thanks to Damon Roth of Roth BBQ.  Damon recently brought his food truck to the ...
10/22/2020

ROTH BBQ LUNCH (Posted 10 22 2020) Many thanks to Damon Roth of Roth BBQ. Damon recently brought his food truck to the Center for Public Safety to provide free lunches to law enforcement officers to thank them for their service. Such a kind and generous show of support. Thank you Roth BBQ!

LARCENY/FRAUD SUSPECT SOUGHT – (posted 10 20 2020) Jacksonville Police is asking for your help in identifying the man in...
10/20/2020

LARCENY/FRAUD SUSPECT SOUGHT – (posted 10 20 2020) Jacksonville Police is asking for your help in identifying the man in the photos. He is a suspect in a Larceny & Fraud that occurred on October 7, 2020 at Food Lion, located at 104 Branchwood Shopping Center.

He is described as an white man in his late 50’s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue shirt with a gray jacket and gray hat. He has glasses and drives a silver sedan.

If you know the identity of this man, please contact JPD Detective Daniel Karratti at 910-938-6410 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637
Please refer to Case 20-08788 when calling or texting about this photo.

If you know the identity of this Target shopper, be sure to give us a call or text!
10/19/2020

If you know the identity of this Target shopper, be sure to give us a call or text!

Larceny Suspect Sought (Posted 10/19/2020) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identifying the man in the attached photograph. He is a person of interest in a larceny case that occurred at Target on Western Blvd, on September 2, 2020. There is one photo attached.

The suspect is described as a possibly Hispanic male between 25 to 35 years of age, approximately five foot 8 inches tall, and around 160 pounds. He was observed wearing a gray t-shirt and khaki pants, a gray hat and black face covering and black shoes at the time of the incident. All though the man’s face is covered, he has a tattoo on his left arm that could assist in identifying him.

The suspect was observed concealing several graphing calculators on his person after removing them from their packages, which contain security wire (Felony offense). The suspect walked out of the store with no attempts to pay for the merchandise. The calculators were worth $479.96 in total. This man is a suspect in additional crimes at our local Target and at different Targets in surrounding cities.
If you know the identity of this subject please contact JPD Detective Ashley Gilley at 910-938-6407 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES) Please refer to Case 20-07530 when calling or texting about this photo.

Larceny Suspect Sought (Posted 10/19/2020) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identifying t...
10/19/2020

Larceny Suspect Sought (Posted 10/19/2020) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identifying the man in the attached photograph. He is a person of interest in a larceny case that occurred at Target on Western Blvd, on September 2, 2020. There is one photo attached.

The suspect is described as a possibly Hispanic male between 25 to 35 years of age, approximately five foot 8 inches tall, and around 160 pounds. He was observed wearing a gray t-shirt and khaki pants, a gray hat and black face covering and black shoes at the time of the incident. All though the man’s face is covered, he has a tattoo on his left arm that could assist in identifying him.

The suspect was observed concealing several graphing calculators on his person after removing them from their packages, which contain security wire (Felony offense). The suspect walked out of the store with no attempts to pay for the merchandise. The calculators were worth $479.96 in total. This man is a suspect in additional crimes at our local Target and at different Targets in surrounding cities.
If you know the identity of this subject please contact JPD Detective Ashley Gilley at 910-938-6407 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES) Please refer to Case 20-07530 when calling or texting about this photo.

10/15/2020

8:30AM 10/15/2020: Emergency closure of westbound Country Club Road from Western Blvd intersection due to major water line break. Traffic is detoured and motorists may want to elect another route to the downtown area from Western as a result. Repairs expected until 1PM or so.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT (Posted 10 14 2020) Groups from two faith communities visited the Center for Public Safety last weeken...
10/14/2020

COMMUNITY SUPPORT (Posted 10 14 2020) Groups from two faith communities visited the Center for Public Safety last weekend to provide support to police officers on duty.

Brookwood Baptist Church Children’s Fellowship dropped off fifty Blessings Bags for the officers to show their appreciation for those who serve and protect. Our neighbors at Infant of Prague Catholic Church were holding a Fish Fry and brought over meals for the officers and staff on duty.

We thank them for their generosity and support!

OVER THE EDGE FOR NC SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Posted 10 13 2020) on Saturday, October 3, 2020, members of the Jacksonville Poli...
10/13/2020

OVER THE EDGE FOR NC SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Posted 10 13 2020) on Saturday, October 3, 2020, members of the Jacksonville Police Department participated in the 11th annual “Over the Edge” event in Raleigh NC. The event is an annual fundraiser for the NC Special Olympics through the Law Enforcement Torch Run Program. Our agency was invited to participate due to our high level of NC Special Olympics fundraising efforts this year, currently $13,853 to date.

Deputy Chief Ashley Weaver, Lieutenant Richard Kellum, Officer Christopher Padrick, and Police Services Officer Scott Rixmann participated in this event. All four enjoyed an amazing view of downtown Raleigh from the rooftop of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center before rappelling 30 stories down the side of the building.
The event helped to support and raise awareness for nearly 40,000 North Carolina athletes across the state.
Interested in contributing to NC Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on behalf of Jacksonville Police Department? Contact Officer Chris Padrick, JPD’s Special Olympics Coordinator at [email protected] or 910-938-6406.

Assault Suspect Sought- (Posted 10 13 2020) The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identifying th...
10/13/2020

Assault Suspect Sought- (Posted 10 13 2020) The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identifying the man in the attached photographs. He is a person of interest in an assault that occurred at the One Stop Shop, 501 Corbin Street on October 5, 2020. There are two photos.
The man is described as a Hispanic male, about five foot six to five foot eight inches tall. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts at the time of the incident. The male also has gold front teeth.
If you know the identity of this subject please contact JPD Detective Scott Eichelberger at 910-938-6440 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637

SELFIE WITH A COP WINNER (Posted 10 9 2020) Congratulations to Miss Tyanna Hatchell.   She is the winner of the $100 gif...
10/09/2020

SELFIE WITH A COP WINNER (Posted 10 9 2020) Congratulations to Miss Tyanna Hatchell. She is the winner of the $100 gift card in our Selfie with a Cop Contest with 261 votes at 4 PM today. The photo is with Community Services Officer Julius Acosta, who serves as the Community Services Officer for Northwoods Elementary School. Special thank you to her mom, Kimberly Thomas, for the entry. We appreciate all who participated and the positive support for our officers!

Photos from Jacksonville Public Safety's post
10/09/2020

Photos from Jacksonville Public Safety's post

10/09/2020

Thanks for joining us for a very different version of Jacksonville's National Night Out this year! We enjoyed being able to engage with community members safely.

A big thanks to our sponsors and partners for their support: Catalyst Church, Walmart, Visit Jacksonville NC, Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission, Jacksonville Mall, MISSION BBQ, Port City Java

Fire Prevention Week Safety Tip #5: - Create a kid free zone 3 feet in front of stove or other hot appliances.  Fire Pre...
10/09/2020

Fire Prevention Week Safety Tip #5: - Create a kid free zone 3 feet in front of stove or other hot appliances.

Fire Prevention Week is just a few days, but fire safety is year round. For more safety tips for you and your family visit JacksonvilleNC.gov/FireSafety or the National Fire Prevention Association at NFPA.org

Fire Prevention Week activities, October 5-92020 focused on safety in the Kitchen. Learn about Fire prevention and safet...
10/09/2020

Fire Prevention Week activities, October 5-9
2020 focused on safety in the Kitchen. Learn about Fire prevention and safety at JacksonvilleNC.gov/FirePrevention

Fire Prevention Week activities, October 5-9
2020 focused on safety in the Kitchen. Learn about Fire prevention and safety at JacksonvilleNC.gov/FirePrevention

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