Chief Jerry Britt
In 1994, Chief Britt, a native of Robeson County, joined the Whiteville Police Department as a Patrolman. He completed his Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Robeson Community College. In 1995, shorlty after joining the department, he became a member of the department's Special Response Team (SRT). In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and assumed the position of Commander of the SRT. Chief Britt remained in that capacity until February 2005, at which time he was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant assuming command of the department's patrol division.
In December 2005, after 11 years with the Whiteville Police Department, and working his way up through the ranks within the departments, he was promoted to Chief of Police.
Chief Britt is a member of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executives Association. He is currently the Vice-President of the Columbus County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #67
With the coming of warmer weather also comes an increase in criminal activity in most communities throughout the United States. We invite anyone interested in forming a Community Watch Group in their neighborhood to contact Lt. Marc McGee at 910-642-5111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Whiteville Police Department is committed to keeping our City safe. Community Watch Groups send a clear signal to the criminals that the citizens of Whiteville care about their communities and are watching out for their neighbors.
Benefits of having a Community Watch are:
* Monthly meetings with your neighbors to discuss concerns/issues in and around your neighborhood.
* Awareness of what is happening in your community. You are your neighbors "eyes and ears" when they are away from home to report any suspicious activity to the police.
* Closer bond with your neighbors because neighbors look out for each other.
There are currently five (5) active Community Watch Groups within the City.