ABOUT OUR OFFICERS
POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE:
The Trent Woods Police Department follows the community policing philosophy by seeking to join in a partnership with citizens in the crime prevention effort. Open communication, transparency, and accountability are the cornerstone of the department's relationship with the Town's residents. We constantly strive to provide an efficient and professional public safety service and believe our citizens are essential in helping to ensure the Town of Trent Woods is a safe place to live. Our departmental goals and objectives are a reflection of how we go about providing service to the public as we work to put "community first."
DEPARTMENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Department goals and objectives will be consistent with the Town goals as established by Town Council.
The department is responsible for preparing goals and objectives consistent with training and education for its police officers to better serve the public.
The department will seek input from its police officers on how to best achieve goals and objectives as our officers are the most valuable resource in serving our citizens.
Communication between department members and citizens will be the foundation for establishing public safety goals and objectives.
Goals and objectives will be fundamental in the methodology police officers use to provide the most efficient and professional service to the citizens of the Town.
The Trent Woods Police Department shall endeavor to safeguard and protect lives and property, maintain order, assist citizens, and address community safety needs and concerns through efficient public safety service.
The mission will be accomplished by providing professional, unbiased, fair and equal application of the law.
Our police officers will respond to calls for service in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner.
Members of the department will be accessible to the public and form a partnership with the community to promote the crime prevention effort.
We will exercise diligence in our duties and responsibilities to remain service oriented.
Interim Chief DN Jackson
Sergeant David Jackson has been serving with the Trent Woods Police Department since 2012. He served at Havelock Police Department from 2003 until 2012 when he came to our department. Sgt. Jackson has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and Advanced Law Enforcement Certification. He also has extensive training in SWAT operations, emergency response, crisis intervention, and community policing. He is also certified as a Field Training Officer. Sgt. Jackson has received a Medal of Valor from the Havelock Police Department for exemplary service.
Officer SJ Humphrey
Officer Stephen Humphrey has been serving with the Trent Woods Police Department since 2010. Officer Humphrey has a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Western Carolina University. He has an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, training in criminal investigations, and participates in community policing.
Officer CW York
Officer Clinton York has been serving with the Trent Woods Police Department since 2012. Officer York served at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff from 2007 until 2012 and served with Craven County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Officer from 2004 until 2007. Officer York is certified as a Field Training Officer and participates in community policing.
Officer JE Detwiler
Officer Jason Detwiler joined the Trent Woods Police Department in November 2017. Prior to entering law enforcement Officer Detwiler spent five years serving in the United States Marine Corp where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Officer Detwiler has also served with the New Bern Police Department where he earned a Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart for his actions in the line of duty. Officer Detwiler most recently served with the River Bend Police Department before finally becoming a part of our agency. Officer Detwiler is an experienced SWAT Operator, Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Detective, and Evidence Technician. He is also a certified Traffic Crash Reconstructionist.
Officer RV West
Officer Robert "Bobby" West currently serves with the Trent Woods Police Department as a reserve police officer. He has over 30 years experience in law enforcement serving with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol until recently retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Officer West has extensive experience and training in the law enforcement field, particularly in the area of traffic safety and community relations.
Officer RF Walker
Officer Robert Walker has served with the Trent Woods Police Department as a part-time police officer since 2012 and now a full-time police officer. Officer Walker graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Craven Community College in 2011. He is active with the RITE Team traffic enforcement program along with officers from various other agencies. Officer Walker participates in community policing.
Officer SJ Long
Officer Steve Long currently serves with the Trent Woods Police Department as a part-time police officer. He has over 30 years experience in law enforcement serving with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and is a retired Wildlife Enforcement Officer. Officer Long is a general instructor, specialized instructor, hunter safety instructor, and Field Training Officer. He has extensive knowledge and experience in conducting criminal investigations that occur on waterways and land.
Officer DR Garrish
Officer David Garrish currently serves with the Trent Woods Police Department as a reserve police officer. He has over 35 years experience in law enforcement serving with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as a Trooper and Sergeant. Officer Garrish is also a retired Captain who served with the Carolina East Medical Center Police for over ten years. Officer Garrish proudly served with the United States Coast Guard prior to beginning his career in law enforcent.