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.

We wish to share this statement from the NCAssociation of Chiefs of Police
05/30/2020

We wish to share this statement from the NC
Association of Chiefs of Police

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The NCACP Board of Directors unanimously approves the release of the attach statement on the death of George Floyd.

05/29/2020
Public Safety Story Time - Kaley Green - The Rainbow Fish

This week's story time features Captain Wiley Brown. Captain Brown is in charge of keeping all of the emergency vehicles used by Jacksonville Fire and Emergency services in good repair. This week’s reading takes place on Wilson Bay with Firefighter Trainee Kaley Green. She's reading "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister, on of her favorite childhood books.

This story has a powerful message about “choosing kindness” We hope you enjoy it. Story time will also be moving to monthly episodes. Keep a look out on our page for when the next story time will take place.

FIVE OFFICERS SWORN IN (Posted 5 29 2020) Five new officers took their oath to serve and protect the citizens of Jackson...
05/29/2020

FIVE OFFICERS SWORN IN (Posted 5 29 2020) Five new officers took their oath to serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville this afternoon at a ceremony held in the Center for Public Safety. Please welcome Office Patrick Haber, Officer Gil Gonzalez, Officer Brittany Thomas, Officer James Springfield and Officer Marta Krattiger.

Officers Haber, Gonzalez, Thomas, Springfield and Krattiger were sworn in as JPD Officers.
05/29/2020

Officers Haber, Gonzalez, Thomas, Springfield and Krattiger were sworn in as JPD Officers.

Officers Haber, Gonzalez, Thomas, Springfield and Krattiger were sworn in as JPD Officers.

Jacksonville Public Safety is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey in order to better assist Citizens. Please take ...
05/27/2020
Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville Public Safety is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey in order to better assist Citizens. Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback through this online survey.

Public Safety Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Online

05/22/2020
Story Time with Public Safety

This week’s video features Special guest Samuel Weeks. Mr. Weeks is one of our Public Safety Explorers. He and Fire Marshal Brian Kelly speak about what the Explorer program is and why Samuel became an Explorer. Samuel will be reading the Story “Fire Engine Man” by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha. This books tells the story of a little boy who wants to become a “fire engine man.”

If you have someone in your life who is between the ages of 14-21, and has expressed any interest in Public Safety, they should consider the Explorer program. In addition to the Explorer program, there is a Public Safety Institute through the Sturgeon City summer camp that will be offered June 22-26, 2020. For more information on either of those opportunities contact:

Community Risk Reduction Specialist Jerry Bowden: [email protected]

Officer Christopher Padrick: [email protected]

Sturgeoncity.org/sturgeon-city-institutes
JacksonvilleNC.gov/Explorer

North Carolina will move into Phase 2 of lifting #COVID19 restrictions at 5PM, Friday, May 22, 2020. Phase 2 runs throug...
05/21/2020

North Carolina will move into Phase 2 of lifting #COVID19 restrictions at 5PM, Friday, May 22, 2020. Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26, unless changed or canceled. For a quick reference guide about the differences in Phases 1 and 2 go to: files.nc.gov/covid/documents/Phases-List.pdf #StayStrongNC

NC will move into Phase 2 of lifting #COVID19 restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22. Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26, unless changed or canceled. For a quick reference guide about the differences in Phases 1 and 2 go to: files.nc.gov/covid/documents/Phases-List.pdf #StayStrongNC

HIT & RUN VEHICLE SOUGHT (Posted 5 21 2020) The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for assistance to identify a su...
05/21/2020

HIT & RUN VEHICLE SOUGHT (Posted 5 21 2020) The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for assistance to identify a subject involved in a hit and run incident that occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at approximately 2:45 PM.

A white Ford F-150 truck (possibly 2014 Supercab STX 4-wheel drive model) backed into an unoccupied parked car. The truck was driven by an older white female.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident is asked to contact Corporal Tony Frazier at (910) 938-6434 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 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 Number 20-04013 when calling or texting about this case.

5/20/2020 – Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services promoted two personnel today. Captain Sean Kissner was promoted to As...
05/20/2020

5/20/2020 – Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services promoted two personnel today. Captain Sean Kissner was promoted to Assistant Battalion Chief and will be reporting for duty on C-Shift on Friday, 5/22/2020. Lieutenant Raymond Sorrell was promoted to Captain and will be reporting for duty on B-Shift on Thursday, 5/21/2020. (Photos courtesy of JPD)

OFFICER SWEAR IN (Posted 5 18 2020) Please welcome JPD Officer Justin Anthony Rodriguez, who recently took his oath as a...
05/18/2020

OFFICER SWEAR IN (Posted 5 18 2020) Please welcome JPD Officer Justin Anthony Rodriguez, who recently took his oath as an officer to serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville.

National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22, 2020Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services encourages you to make sure your boa...
05/16/2020

National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22, 2020
Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services encourages you to make sure your boat is ready for the water by using the Vessel Safety Checklist provided by the United States Coast Guard. Find the checklist and other water safety tips athttps://www.usps.org/national/vsc/formtool_files/a7012.pdf

05/15/2020

This week’s video features Community Risk Reduction Specialist Jerry Bowden II in beautiful Sturgeon City Park. He will be reading “David Gets in Trouble” by Author David Shannon. In this episode, we learn about having good character traits and learning to do the right thing. (Video courtesy of Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services Fire Prevention Division)

One of the “right” things we can do as a family is creating a home escape plan, to do this as a family please follow the link to download and print an easy check sheet.

https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Files/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/FPW17/FPW17EscapePlanGrid.pdf

Expressway Mini Mart Assault and Property Damage Suspect Sought- (Posted 5 15 2020)  -- The Jacksonville Police Departme...
05/15/2020

Expressway Mini Mart Assault and Property Damage Suspect Sought- (Posted 5 15 2020) -- The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identify the man in the photograph. He is a person of interest in an assault and property damage incident that occurred at the Expressway Mini Mart located at 1261 Gum Branch Road, on May 4, 2020. There is one photo posted below.

His is described as a black male and he was wearing a black sweatshirt and dark in color pants with a white stripe at the time of the incident.
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 (CRIMES) Please refer to Case 20-03777 when calling or texting about these photos.

05/15/2020
Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance

Each year during National Police Week in May, City officials and Jacksonville Public Safety traditionally host a local observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

We are unable to hold a public ceremony this year due to the restriction on public gatherings caused by COVID-19. Earlier this week, Police and City staff held a wreath laying at the Jacksonville Public Safety Remembrance Garden on Chaney.

The observance is held annually to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve with extraordinary bravery.

Peace Officers Memorial DayDue to COVID-19 no formal observance this year (Posted 5 14 2020)          Each year during N...
05/14/2020

Peace Officers Memorial Day
Due to COVID-19 no formal observance this year (Posted 5 14 2020)

Each year during National Police Week in May, City officials and Jacksonville Public Safety traditionally host a local observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day. We are not able to hold a ceremony this year due to the restriction on public gatherings due to COVID-19.

The observance is held annually to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve with extraordinary bravery. “The observance allows us to remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in pursuit of a safer, more just society” said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety.

Earlier this week, Police and City staff held a wreath laying at the Jacksonville Public Safety Remembrance Garden on Chaney Avenue and created a video recording to be broadcast on G-10 and the City’s pages on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM. We invite the public to view the recording and join us virtually in observing Peace Officers Memorial Day.

(Posted May 13, 2020) A national group that awards accreditation to law enforcement agencies has recognized Jacksonville...
05/13/2020

(Posted May 13, 2020) A national group that awards accreditation to law enforcement agencies has recognized Jacksonville Police Chief Michael G. Yaniero for his dedication to professionalism.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has recognized Chief Yaniero with the Egon Bittner Award. The award is presented to Chief Executive Officers of law enforcement agencies who have commanded an accredited agency for fifteen or more continuous years. It was created to recognize these leaders for their significant contributions to the public safety profession and to CALEA.

Chief Yaniero also serves as the Director of Public Safety for the City of Jacksonville. He not only has piloted the Jacksonville Police Department through continuous accreditation, but he has also participated in many panels to evaluate other law enforcement agencies.

The award given to Yaniero is named after professor Egon Bittner who has been identified for his significant contributions to CALEA’s early development, and who served as a CALEA commissioner during the critical development stage of the organization.

In lieu of a formal presentation to Chief Yaniero that would occur at the national conference, the award was announced by the organization’s social media.

JPD UTILIZES RING NEIGHBORS APPProvides Users with Real-Time Information (Posted 5 13 2020)The Jacksonville Police Depar...
05/13/2020
Neighbors App by Ring | Real-Time Crime & Safety Alerts

JPD UTILIZES RING NEIGHBORS APP
Provides Users with Real-Time Information (Posted 5 13 2020)

The Jacksonville Police Department has joined the Ring Neighbors App that provides the City residents with real-time, local crime, and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe in communities across the nation.

Download the free Neighbors app to join your neighborhood. Use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos, and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost.

How it Works:

• Download the Neighbors app: www.ring.com/neighbors and opt-in to join your neighborhood
• Customize the geographic area to want to receive notifications for. (Users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
• Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and Ring that inform of crime alerts as they areposted.
• View local crime and safety pots via live feed or interacive map.
• Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
• Work with your community and law enforcement to help make your neighborhood safer.

“We recently had our the first arrest utilizing surveillance video captured on Ring Neighbors and shared by community members. We have viewed other shared videos in the Neighbors app while conducting investigations” said Captain Mike Capps, JPD Investigations Supervisor. “This is a valuable tool in the partnership between the police department and the citizens.”

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Get real-time crime and safety alerts on your phone and tablet with the free Neighbors App by Ring. Connect with neighbors and police. Reduce local crime.

05/12/2020

Update: Our non-emergency phone line, 910 455-4000, is once again operational.
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Due to a circuit being out, Jacksonville's Center for Public Safety is not able to receive calls to their non-emergency line: 910 455-4000. If you need to speak to someone with Jacksonville Public Safety, please use discretion before dialing 9-1-1.

UPDATE - (Posted 5 11 2020 at 10:00 PM). Tyler Angel Cross has been found at approximately 9:45 PM Monday evening and is...
05/11/2020

UPDATE - (Posted 5 11 2020 at 10:00 PM). Tyler Angel Cross has been found at approximately 9:45 PM Monday evening and is safe with law enforcement officers of the JPD.

Missing Persons Investigation (Posted 5 11 2020)

The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in a missing persons case. Tyler Angel Cross, 18, was reported missing at approximately 6:00 AM on Monday, May 11, 2020 from his residence on Silverleaf Drive.

Tyler Angel Cross is described as a mixed-race male with brown hair and brown eyes approximately 5’7” tall and weighing 167 pounds. He may be in the vicinity of Dockside Drive in the Hunter’s Creek area off Piney Green Road.
“This is an open and active investigation” said Sergeant Shawn Marcinowsky, a Supervisor of the Investigative Services Division. “Even the smallest bit of information may be of assistance to detectives in locating Tyler Angel Cross.”

If you have information about Tyler Angel Cross or his whereabouts, please contact JPD Detective Scott Eichelberger at 910-938-6440 or [email protected]. 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)

Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services Firefighter Trainee Eric Downing was sworn in on Friday, 5/8/2020, and reported f...
05/11/2020

Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services Firefighter Trainee Eric Downing was sworn in on Friday, 5/8/2020, and reported for duty with A-Shift on Monday, 5/11/2020. (Photos courtesy of Deputy Chief Procopio)

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK - MAY 10 THROUGH MAY 16, 2020 - The crisis that our nation and the world is currently facing has re...
05/11/2020

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK - MAY 10 THROUGH MAY 16, 2020 - The crisis that our nation and the world is currently facing has resulted in the cancellation of public gatherings in Washington, DC, during National Police Week 2020, but the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum wants you to know that National Police Week continues to be the dedicated time on the calendar to honor, remember, and celebrate American Law Enforcement.

Most importantly, this crisis will not deter them from honoring the 307 fallen heroes who are being memorialized on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Our local Peace Officers Memorial Observance here in Jacksonville, will not take place on May 15, 2020 as scheduled. However, a specially prepared observance has been planned.

Fatal Shooting InvestigationFriday morning incident kills one person (Posted May 8, 2020)At approximately 10:20 AM on Fr...
05/08/2020

Fatal Shooting Investigation
Friday morning incident kills one person (Posted May 8, 2020)

At approximately 10:20 AM on Friday, May 8, 2020, Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 373 Eastwood Drive, a residence in the New River area.

Responding officers found one of the residents, a 21-year old man, had been shot. He was transported to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and subsequently died of his injuries.

The investigation led to charges for another resident of the address, Rodney Allen Guerra, 21. His charges and bond are detailed below.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident with no public safety threat” said Deputy Chief Ashley Weaver.

The name of the deceased is withheld pending notification to his family by military authorities. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information to release at this time.

Rodney Allen Guerra, 21
$20,000

Involuntary Manslaughter (1 count)
Discharge of a Firearm in the City Limits

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05/08/2020
Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services - Story time with Engineer Baker

5/8/2020 - We are excited for this week’s story time as Deputy Chief Shaun Hayes introduces our reader for the week, Engineer Matt Baker. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provided this week’s book “Sparky The Fire Dog” along with Author Don Hoffman. For more resources on how to prepare, as well as other stay at home learning tools, https://sparkyschoolhouse.org (Video courtesy of Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention Division.)

UPDATE: Additional Charges Barricaded wanted subject at Queens Road standoff with police  (Posted 5 8 2020)  Gaekwon Kir...
05/08/2020

UPDATE: Additional Charges
Barricaded wanted subject at Queens Road standoff with police (Posted 5 8 2020)
Gaekwon Kirelle Bryant, 23, a barricaded wanted subject at 123 Queens Street who was taken into custody yesterday, has received additional charges from the Jacksonville Police Department.

At 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 7, 2020, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department attempted to take a wanted subject into custody at 123 Queens Road. The subject, Gaekwon Kirelle Bryant, 23, of Jacksonville, was armed and refused to cooperate with police, barricading himself inside of the residence. Police and family attempted to talk him out of the house with no response.

Bryant remained barricaded refusing to speak with officers. Officers deployed gas into the home but still Bryant refused to come out. Bryant shot at officers multiple times during the event from inside the home with a shotgun. Officers did not know Bryant’s location in the home and did not return fire. Officers then began dismantling the home in an attempt to force Bryant out of the house.

At about 5:40 pm Bryant was finally seen hiding under a bed and was removed from the home without incident. He was assessed by EMS for minor injuries before being transported to the Police Department and Jail. He was charged with 7 counts of Assault with Firearm on Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction, and Discharge of Firearms in City Limits for the events on Queens Street. These are in addition to the outstanding warrants detailed below.

“Because of the teamwork of the agency’s Tactical Team, Investigative Services Division and Patrol Division, we were successful in resolving this dangerous situation without the use of deadly force,” said Chief Weaver. “We appreciate the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with this incident.”

Anyone with information that may be valuable to law enforcement is asked to contact JPD Detective Ashley Gilley at 910-938-6407 or [email protected] or Detective Scott Spear at 910-938-6418 [email protected] Crime Stoppers (910-938-3273) offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 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 20-03779

Gaekwon Kirelle Bryant, 23
Triangle Motor Lodge
$1,040,000 Bond

Assault with Firearm on Law Enforcement Officer (7 counts)
Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction
Discharge of Firearms in City Limits

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