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Welcome to your police department's website. Since September 4th 2007 we have worked very hard towards improving our Community Policing Program as well as strengthening our Community Watch Programs. Our website offers information about our department as well as helpful programs offered by our department. I would like to ask who witnesses anything out of the norm or sorts to please contact us immediately. There is nothing wrong with calling to let us know something seems to be out of place or just not right. We would rather respond and find there’s nothing wrong than not to respond only to learn at a later period in time one of our residents has lost a great deal of property due to a break in.

I would like remind everyone about our Volunteer’s in Policing Program (VIP’S) which was established in 2009 with the assistance of a grant through Citizens Corps. We are actively seeking volunteers who meet the criteria to serve as a volunteer for our police department. Volunteers may be asked to help perform non-enforcement duties to help free up officers who can then focus more on prevention and enforcement. Please contact Sgt. Sherrie Culpepper at (252) 726-2523 or  Major Jeff Harvey at the same number if you are interested in our VIP’s program.

Remember we are here to serve and protect. If you have questions about services we provide (or may not provide) please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to listen and discuss concerns and ideas. We are always interested in your thoughts and ideas.



                Best Regards,

           Chief of Police


           ph: 252-726-2523

           fax: 252-727-0312



About your Police Chief:

Born in Carteret County, He grew up in Atlantic Beach. A graduate of West Carteret High School, he began his law enforcement career with the Atlantic Beach Police Department as a telecommunicator. In 1977 he was hired by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and over the course of his career with the patrol worked his way up from telecommunicator to trooper and through the trooper ranks to achieve the rank of Lieutenant before retiring. He served in Lenoir County as a Trooper from 1979 until 1981 when he transferred to Morehead City. In 1993 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Headquarters, Driver Training Section in Raleigh. In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and remained at Headquarters/ Training as the officer-in-charge of the NCSHP’s Driver Training Program. He attended the 19th session of the Administrators Officers Management Program at NC State in the summer of 1997 and was elected to serve as class president. In 2005 after retiring from the patrol he was selected to serve as Carteret County’s Emergency Services Director where he remained until he was selected as the Police Chief for Atlantic Beach.


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