James Jenkins Jr.
Chief of Police
I was born in New Bern and moved to the Vanceboro area in 2002. I started working as a Police Officer with the Vanceboro Police Department in April of 2010 after graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Beaufort Community College. In January of 2011 I was promoted to Corporal for the Vanceboro Police Department. I served the police department as a traffic officer, investigator and evidence officer. My training and continuing education consist of objectives to keep the Town of Vanceboro safe and to strive to make it a great place to work and live. I have had training in crime scene management, speed measurement, standardized field sobriety testing, and training to perform chemical analyses of the breath to determine alcohol concentration to enforce driving while impaired.
In October of 2012 I became Chief of Vanceboro Police Department. Vanceboro Police Department and myself are going to work hard to protect and serve the community with our resources and training. The department is a participating agency of the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program and also works with multiple agencies to make Vanceboro and surrounding areas a better place to travel. Vanceboro Police Department enforces criminal laws and town ordinances. I would encourage citizens of the Town of Vanceboro to become more involved in the Community Watch Program.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you may have.
I have served in law enforcement since graduating Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2009 from Craven Community College. I began my career with the Craven County Sheriff's Office and worked both in the Civil Division and in Criminal Patrol. I am also currently sworn with the Bridgeton Police Department and have worked with Trent Woods Police Department. I am a 2015 graduate of Central Christian College and hold a BS degree in Criminal Justice and an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Craven Community College. I began my career with the Vanceboro Police Department in October of 2014.
I am currently certified in Radar, TASER, Standard Field Sobriety, Portable Breath Testing, Intoximeter and have had extensive training in Police Law Institute, Methamphetamine Awareness Developing and Utilizing Informants, Sovereign Citizens, Special Response Teams, Identification of Fraudulent Documents, Terrorism, Financial Crimes, Robbery Response Tactics, Investigator Personality Dynamics and Ethics.
I look forward to continuing to serve the Town of Vanceboro and its citizens with the professionalism they expect and deserve. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of our other officers immediately. Feel free to contact me anytime at 252-244-0440 or andyC@vanceboronc.com
I am local to the area, raised in Pollocksville, NC. In the fall of 2006, I began my journey into Law Enforcement by enrolling in the Criminal Justice Associates program at Craven Community College. I worked in construction while also working my way through college. In March of 2009, my hard work and determination paid off as I completed my Basic Law Enforcement Training, and was hired that same month by the Craven County Sheriff's Office. For 6 1/2 years, I took pride in serving the different communities throughout Craven County, but the Vanceboro Community was always my favorite. Probably because it's small town atmosphere reminded me of my own small hometown of Pollocksville. I made many friends here, and, in 2012, I moved to the Vanceboro area.
In 2015, I resigned from the Sheriff's Office in search of a different career. However, getting out of Law Enforcement is not an easy task. I missed the connection that I had with residents in the community, and serving the public. In August of 2016, Chief Jenkins and the town was gracious enough to hire me as a part-time officer. I am proud to be a member of the department, and proud to serve the residents of our community. I strive to make our community safer, not just for me and my family, but also for you and yours.
Officer Justin Whaley
I am originally from Detroit Michigan. Moved to North Carolina in the spring of 2016. Shortly after I had done some work for WCTI channel 12 before deciding to make a career change to law enforcement. In 2017, I graduated from the BLET program at Craven Community College. My law enforcement experience began in New Bern NC, where I was determined to learn as much as I could about the new career path I had chosen. In 2018 I made the transition to Vanceboro Police department where I look to further my education and establish myself and my family. In my opinion there is no more difficult or more rewarding profession than working as a Police Officer. I look forward to being able to help make my community a safer place to live and work.
Feel free to contact me at 252-244-0440 or email@example.com
Michael G. Anthony