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Forensics & Evidence Unit

The Forensics & Evidence Unit is responsible for collecting and processing all evidence for the New Bern Police Department.  This unit is staffed with one Forensic Supervisor and two Detectives.  The Unit is required to maintain expertise in all the latest scientific methods of latent print development, trace evidence, blood spatter interpretation, alternative light source evidence collection, and documentation of crime scenes.  The Forensics Unit, on-call 24 hours a day, has numerous sections that include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence Processing

  • Photograph Development/Dark Room

  • Latent Print Identification/AFIX Computer

Appointments are required for property release. Call 252-672-4100 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. (excluding Thursdays and holidays) to schedule your appointment. Property will be released daily (except Thursdays) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Forensics Unit Contact Information:

Sgt. Paul Brown
Forensics Sergeant
(252)672-4247

Det. Christine Kelley
Forensic Detective
(252)672-4273

Det. Ralph Melton
Forensic Detective
(252)672-4268

Det. Sharice Garrard
Forensic Detective
(252)672-4105

PST Greg Smith
Police Service Technician
(252)672-4154

PST Monica Perry
Police Service Technician
(252)672-4113