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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.

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Jacksonville Public Safety's cover photo
04/05/2021

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School Zone Safety Tips and Reminders to Keep our Children and Roadways Safe (Posted 4 5 2021)With school students retur...
04/05/2021

School Zone Safety
Tips and Reminders to Keep our Children and Roadways Safe (Posted 4 5 2021)

With school students returning to regular in-person schedule on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Jacksonville Police Department wants to remind motorists to be extra cautious when traveling in school areas.

Watch for children and school buses and be prepared for extended commuting times due to school buses and school activities.

“Because we are returning back to school, there is a marked increase in traffic on roadways near schools. Whether transporting children to school or just traveling on city roadways, allow more time for your daily commute” said Lieutenant Sean Magill, Supervisor of JPD’s Field Operations Division.

Parents transporting students to school can help by planning their daily route ahead of time. Allow more time by leaving home earlier for the first several weeks of this return to school period to avoid heavy traffic. Most importantly, teach your children the safety rules to enter and leave school.

Jacksonville Police will aggressively enforce all traffic regulations in school areas to ensure the safety of our children. Non-compliance with traffic regulations can result in expensive fines. “Speeding in a school zone is a $250 fine, plus court costs” said Magill.

Lieutenant Sean Magill stated, “Passing a stopped school bus will result in a mandatory court appearance and is very costly in consideration of license points and insurance increases. The General Assembly passed legislation that increases the minimum fine to $500 and striking a child while passing a stopped school bus is an automatic felony.”

“With the return to school after COVID 19 restrictions, we want to remind all drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be extra cautious in our school zones.” stated Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety. “The safety of our children is the priority.”
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HIT AND RUN VEHICLE SUSPECT SOUGHT (Posted 4 5 2021)  The Jacksonville Police Department asks for your help in locating ...
04/05/2021

HIT AND RUN VEHICLE SUSPECT SOUGHT (Posted 4 5 2021) The Jacksonville Police Department asks for your help in locating a suspect in a Hit and Run Investigation.

The white SUV, possibly a Toyota, left the scene of a crash on 3/21/2021 at 8:07 pm at Western Boulevard (NC 53) and Country Club Road. The initial investigation determined that the white SUV made a right turn on a red light from Country Club Road onto Western Boulevard and failed to yield to the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the front left corner of the SUV, and the motorcyclist sustained minor injuries. The SUV was last seen traveling north towards US 17.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Sean Magill at (910) 938-6428 or [email protected]. or Crime Stoppers Tip Line 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)

BRUSH FIRE (Posted 4 3 21)Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded to a brush fire on Saturday, Apri...
04/04/2021

BRUSH FIRE (Posted 4 3 21)
Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded to a brush fire on Saturday, April 3 at Sturgeon City, 50 Court Street, at approximately 2:45PM.

JFES Shift A found a large portion of the wetlands on fire and part of the boardwalk was damaged by the flames. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and the scene was cleared by 4:51PM. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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04/01/2021

Jacksonville Public Safety's cover photo

PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN (Posted 4 1 2021) Congratulations to JPD Captain Richard "Mike" Kellum,who was promoted today durin...
04/01/2021

PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN (Posted 4 1 2021) Congratulations to JPD Captain Richard "Mike" Kellum,who was promoted today during a ceremony held at the Center for Public Safety. Mayor Sammy Phillips, who is a retired Deputy Chief of JPD, administered the Oath. Captain Kellum began his law enforcement career here in 2006, serving in a variety of divisions. Congratulations Captain Kellum.

JFES SAFETY MESSAGE (Posted 4 1 2021)   Do you test your Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors regularly?  The National Fire Pr...
04/01/2021

JFES SAFETY MESSAGE (Posted 4 1 2021) Do you test your Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors regularly? The National Fire Protection Association recommends once a month.

For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
CO poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning and other illnesses. Some symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness or headaches. High levels of CO can be fatal, causing death within minutes.

A person can be poisoned by a small amount of CO over a longer period of time or by a large amount of CO over a shorter amount of time. Check out the tips below.
City residents with questions about home smoke alarm devices can contact JFES Community Risk Reduction Specialist Jerry Bowden at 910-938-5021 or [email protected]

CAPTAIN BRYAN RETIRES (Posted 3 30 2021) Congratulations to Captain Devon Bryan who retired from the agency today with 3...
03/30/2021

CAPTAIN BRYAN RETIRES (Posted 3 30 2021) Congratulations to Captain Devon Bryan who retired from the agency today with 30 years of service.

Devon began his law enforcement career at JPD in 1993, earning his way up to the rank of Captain.

He has served in the Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, Community Services, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs and Training and Standards Divisions.

Captain Bryan is a Certified Instructor in Fi****ms, Subject Control, Physical Fitness, TASER, Red Man Simulator; In-Custody Death Instructor. He is a long time member of JPD’s Tactical Team. He is a three-time recipient of the agency’s Police Commendation Medal. He also served as JPD’s armorer.

Please join us in wishing him health and happiness in his well-earned retirement from the Jacksonville Police Department.

HAPPY DOCTOR'S DAY (Posted 3 30 21) Happy Doctor's Day to JPD's Dr. Tobi Gilbert!  She is our Police Crisis Counselor wh...
03/30/2021

HAPPY DOCTOR'S DAY (Posted 3 30 21) Happy Doctor's Day to JPD's Dr. Tobi Gilbert! She is our Police Crisis Counselor who works with the Police to provide clinical level mental health services to those in need during crisis calls involving the police. She has served in this role since 2017. The position is funded through a grant from the NC Governor's Crime Commission. Thank you for your service, for making a difference and for saving lives in our community, Dr. G!

LT. GREENWOOD RETIRES (Posted 3 29 21) After 28 ½ years of dedicated service, JPD Lt. Lance Greenwood retired in a cerem...
03/29/2021

LT. GREENWOOD RETIRES (Posted 3 29 21) After 28 ½ years of dedicated service, JPD Lt. Lance Greenwood retired in a ceremony held today at the Center for Public Safety. He began his career with the JPD in 1992 as an officer in the Patrol Division.

City Manager Richard Woodruff provided congratulations on behalf of Mayor and Council. Chief Yaniero presented him with a plaque as well as his badge and service weapon. Lt. Greenwood thanked all in attendance, which included family members, retired officers and staff as well as personnel from other City departments.

Please join us in congratulating Lt. Greenwood upon his retirement!

03/29/2021
Public Safety Story Time - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

This month’s story time is read from Sturgeon City Park. Firefighter Trainee Taylor Deland presents “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” By Dr. Seuss.

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services wants you to know where you will go. You can do this by practicing your home escape plan. Making sure you have a meeting place to go to is very important in emergency situations. Continue to stay safe and join us next month for another story time.

CHECKING STATION RESULTS (Posted 3 29 21) During the evening and early morning hours of Ma4rch 27/28 , the Jacksonville ...
03/29/2021

CHECKING STATION RESULTS (Posted 3 29 21) During the evening and early morning hours of Ma4rch 27/28 , the Jacksonville Police Department hosted a multi-agency DWI checking station on Gum Branch Road between Maynard Blvd and Aragona Boulevard.

Assistance was provided by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Swansboro PD, Richlands PD, Surf City PD, and Holly Ridge PD. JPD Communications, a BAT Mobile Unit, and an Onslow County Magistrate were on scene to assist. Charges are as follows:

DWI 1 (drug impaired)
DWLR 7
Drug offenses 4
Registration violations 11
Seat belt 1
Wanted person 1
Expired license 2
Open container 1
Other 5

VEHICLE FIRE (Posted 3 29 21) Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded to a vehicle fire on Sunday, ...
03/29/2021

VEHICLE FIRE (Posted 3 29 21) Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded to a vehicle fire on Sunday, March 28 at the Kettle Diner, 300 Marine Boulevard at approximately 8:30 AM.

JFES Shift A quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and the cause was undetermined.

JFES SAFETY MESSAGE (Posted 3 29 2021)   Do you test your smoke alarms regularly?  The US Fire Administration recommends...
03/29/2021

JFES SAFETY MESSAGE (Posted 3 29 2021) Do you test your smoke alarms regularly? The US Fire Administration recommends once a month.
Here’s a reminder to test your smoke alarm by pushing the test button. If you don’t hear a sound, replace the alarm.
Remember that smoke alarms do not last forever - replace your alarms after 10 years. Remove your alarm from the wall or ceiling and look at the back of the alarm for the date of manufacture.
City residents with questions about home smoke alarm devices can contact JFES Community Risk Reduction Specialist Jerry Bowden at 910-938-5021 or [email protected]

03/25/2021

UPDATE : 3 25 2021 - 5:10 PM) JFES Deputy Chief Shaun Hayes advises that gasline has been shut off and the roadway has reopened. Air monitoring of the Animal Shelter and Board of Elections is continuing at this time.

JFES Responds to Gas Leak
Onslow County Animal Services Building (Poste 3 25 2021 at 4:35)

At approximately 3:35 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021, Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a gas leak at Onslow County Animal Services at 244 Georgetown Road.

The building and the area within a half mile downwind was evacuated. The animals are sheltered in place outside of the hazard area. The roadways around the area have been closed to vehicular traffic. Piedmont Natural Gas has responded.

“We ask for the cooperation of motorists to avoid the area at this time” said JFES Deputy Chief Shaun Hayes.
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03/25/2021
Jacksonville North Carolina Government

Jacksonville North Carolina Government

4PM, March 25, 2021 Advisory: There is a gas leak in the Georgetown area. Public Safety is asking people to avoid the area until further notice.

National Poison Prevention Week (Posted 3 25 21) The National Safety Council reminds us that when warning labels are ign...
03/25/2021

National Poison Prevention Week (Posted 3 25 21) The National Safety Council reminds us that when warning labels are ignored or chemicals fall into the wrong hands, disasters can occur. Learn how to know how to read the labels on the poisons you have in your home. Check out these tips below.

MED DROP SUCCESS (posted 3 24 2021) Thank you to all who came out yesterday for to the local Medicine Drop Off Event in ...
03/24/2021

MED DROP SUCCESS (posted 3 24 2021) Thank you to all who came out yesterday for to the local Medicine Drop Off Event in observance of National Poison Prevention Week. Over 48 pounds of unwanted prescription and over the counter meds were collected at the three locations.

It was a great opportunity for JPD Community Officers to collaborate with Onslow Memorial Hospital, Safe Kids Coalition of Onslow County and Walgreens to take action in our community to remove unsafe substances.

Did you miss the event? Watch our FB posts for information about JPD’s participation in the statewide Operation Medicine Drop Event that will take place in April.

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK EVENT (Posted 3 23 21) Come out to one of the drop off locations today!  Members of the ...
03/23/2021

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK EVENT (Posted 3 23 21) Come out to one of the drop off locations today! Members of the JPD Community Services Division will be participating in a local Medicine Drop Off in observance of National Poison Prevention Week.

The event will provide an opportunity for the public to drop off their unwanted prescription medications at several locations throughout the City on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.

The locations are:
• Onslow Memorial Hospital – 317 Western Boulevard (front entrance) – Drive and Drop Off Site
• Walgreens - 359 Western Boulevard
• Walgreens - 1600 Gumbranch Road

National Poison Prevention Week (Posted 3 23 2021)  Are you prepared? The National Safety Council reminds all to keep th...
03/23/2021

National Poison Prevention Week (Posted 3 23 2021) Are you prepared? The National Safety Council reminds all to keep the National Poison Control Center number, (800) 222-1222, in your cell phone contacts. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out their tips for a poison-safe home.

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK EVENT (Posted 3 22 21) Members of the JPD Community Services Division will participate i...
03/22/2021

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK EVENT (Posted 3 22 21) Members of the JPD Community Services Division will participate in a local Medcine Drop Off in observance of National Poison Prevention Week.

The event will provide an opportunity for the public to drop off their unwanted prescription medications at several locations throughout the City on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.

The locations are:
• Onslow Memorial Hospital – 317 Western Boulevard (front entrance) – Drive and Drop Off Site
• Walgreens - 359 Western Boulevard
• Walgreens - 1600 Gumbranch Road

We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Onslow Memorial Hospital, Safe Kids Coalition of Onslow County and Walgreens to take action in our community in observance of Poison Prevention Week 2021.

For additional information about preventing poisoning, visit:
https://aapcc.org/nppw-2021

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03/22/2021

Jacksonville Public Safety's cover photo

NEW JPD OFFICER SWORN IN (Posted 3 22 2021) Congratulations to JPD's newest Police Officer.  Officer Destiny Ma'ave-Kuew...
03/22/2021

NEW JPD OFFICER SWORN IN (Posted 3 22 2021) Congratulations to JPD's newest Police Officer. Officer Destiny Ma'ave-Kuewa took her oath to serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville during a ceremony held Friday at the Center for Public Safety.

The threat of severe weather for our area has been downgraded to a slight risk. You should still make sure you are able ...
03/18/2021

The threat of severe weather for our area has been downgraded to a slight risk. You should still make sure you are able to receive weather warnings throughout the evening.

3/18/21 4:45pm Update - The latest severe weather outlook has placed portions of Eastern NC in a Slight Risk for severe weather with most inland counties remaining in an Enhanced Risk. Keep in mind, that does NOT mean the risk level is zero! There remains a potential for scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds along with a few tornadoes. It's important to have multiple ways to receive warnings tonight and not let your guard down!

Since severe weather is possible during your drive home late afternoon into the evening, keep these tips in mind:- Never...
03/18/2021

Since severe weather is possible during your drive home late afternoon into the evening, keep these tips in mind:
- Never shelter from a tornado in your vehicle or under an overpass
- If power is out at an intersection, treat it as a four-way stop
- Never drive through a flooded roadway
- Have your radio on to receive emergency messages

While the severe weather threat has diminished slightly, we are still at an enhanced level. Make sure you have a safe an...
03/18/2021

While the severe weather threat has diminished slightly, we are still at an enhanced level. Make sure you have a safe and secure place to go today. Have several ways to receive emergency notifications, and stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Call 9-1-1 only if you are experiencing an emergency.

Jacksonville North Carolina Government
03/18/2021

Jacksonville North Carolina Government

The risk of severe weather impacting our area this afternoon into evening is still high. Make sure you have a safe and secure place to go today. Have several ways to receive emergency notifications. And, stay tuned to local weather forecasts.

JacksonvilleNC.gov/Connect

JFES PROMOTION (Posted 3 17 2021) Please join us in welcoming the newest Fire Company Officer at Jacksonvlle Fire and Em...
03/17/2021

JFES PROMOTION (Posted 3 17 2021) Please join us in welcoming the newest Fire Company Officer at Jacksonvlle Fire and Emergency Services: Captain Brian Charles-Craft. He took his Oath as JFES Captain during a ceremony held today at Station 1. Congratulations Captain Charles-Craft.

National Weather Service Briefing 3/17/2021 7:00 AM.   Please continue to monitor for severe weather over the next sever...
03/17/2021

National Weather Service Briefing 3/17/2021 7:00 AM. Please continue to monitor for severe weather over the next several days.

[Outdated info - please visit weather.gov/moreheadcity for the latest forecast]

3/17/21 7 AM: *IMPORTANT* High confidence that we will have severe weather on Thursday. Could be a high impact event with widespread damaging winds and isolated strong tornadoes. Everyone is urged to have a plan for shelter & multiple ways to get warnings.

WEATHER ADVISORY (Posted 3 16 2021) The National Weather Service Newport/Morehead advises that there is a potential for ...
03/16/2021

WEATHER ADVISORY (Posted 3 16 2021) The National Weather Service Newport/Morehead advises that there is a potential for a Severe Weather Outbreak Thursday across the Southeast US, including Eastern NC. The Storm Prediction Center has forecast an Enhanced Severe Threat for all of Eastern NC. The main risks are damaging wind gusts, hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter, and tornadoes. Timing would be Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.

Jacksonville Public Safety reminds all to keep a a watchful eye on weather conditions over the next few days. www.weather.gov/MoreheadCity

JPD to Participate in “Booze It & Lose It”NC Governor’s Highway Safety Campaign for St. Patrick’s Day. (Posted 3 16 2021...
03/16/2021

JPD to Participate in “Booze It & Lose It”
NC Governor’s Highway Safety Campaign for St. Patrick’s Day. (Posted 3 16 2021)

The Jacksonville Police Department will be participating in the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. It will begin Wednesday March 17th and end on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The program requests that law enforcement officers across North Carolina focus on DWI enforcement during this time.
This is the first major holiday since COVID-19 restrictions have eased around the country and state, so officials are urging extra precaution as many are expected to gather to drink at restaurants and bars for St. Patrick’s Day activities.

Fast facts:
•44% of people killed in drunk driving crashes on this holiday are between the ages of 21 and 34 years old.
•Statistics show that drunk driving deaths during this holiday are generally 8% higher than the national daily rate.
•51% of all nighttime fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day were due to drunk driving

If you attend a party, consume alcohol and choose to get behind the wheel, you face possible arrest, along with fines and court costs of up to $10,000. You could also, in a worst case scenario, be involved in a crash that takes someone else’s life.

“Don’t get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking – period” stated Lieutenant Sean Magill, JPD Field Operations Supervisor. “If you are planning to drink, plan ahead and appoint a designated driver – or program a cab company or ride sharing app into your phone.”

“One bad decision can cost you your life, or the life of someone else.” said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety.

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