Anyone can participate in community policing. It is not just confined to neighborhoods. The entire community can participate, including corporate and small businesses, nonprofits, community groups and organizations, and other government agencies. Think of the impact we could have if we organized ourselves in a meaningful way to solve problems and be proactive about preventing crime.
New Bern's National Night Out Committee, in partnership with New Bern Police, organizes this local event with the assistance of countless volunteers. We celebrate the "community" and bring thousands together to have fun. Dozens of community service organizations participate with us each year to take a stand in fighting crime within our community.
Youth Outreach Programs
You can register by coming to the New Bern Police Department between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and return the registration form to the New Bern Police Department at 601 George St., New Bern, NC 28560. Registration forms are accepted year-round.
Citizens Police Academy
Want to be a part of our Citizens Police Academy? This program introduces citizens to the philosophy, policies, and principles of law enforcement, as well as the ethical conduct governing police services in our community. Basic classroom instruction, presentations, and demonstrations are supplemented with elective participation in firearms training, firearms practice, and riding with police officers on patrol.
Volunteers are intended to supplement and support, rather than supplant, sworn officers and civilian personnel. Volunteers shall be placed in job assignments or programs that are consistent with their knowledge, skills, abilities, and the needs of the department. All volunteers must submit to a criminal background and neighborhood check. Volunteers are encouraged to also attend Citizens Police Academy within a 12 month period.
Chaplains represent a wide variety of religious traditions and levels of professional preparation and endorsement, but when the chaplain is working in the police world, each is a "chaplain" for everyone, not the religious leader of a particular tradition serving a particular congregation or service agency. Chaplains are non-sworn volunteers who provide support to NBPD personnel, victims, and others. Chaplains can be called to crime scenes, be involved with department programs/ceremonies, and volunteer inside the department.
Report a Crime Online
We value your input as we work together to have an impact on our community. If you have a crime to report or want to make us aware of an issue in the community, please call us or use the form below. Include as many details as you can, such as the physical address and names of any known persons. Include your contact information if you would like us to follow up with you directly. You can remain anonymous.