River Bend Police Department

The River Bend Police Department provides 24-hour coverage,seven days a week to provide timely response to emergency calls and proactive policing designed to keep our community safe.

Our relatively small staff provides the same level of service as larger departments including traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, bike patrol, and town ordinance enforcement. We also take part in joint enforcement efforts with other agencies in our area by participating in a three county drug task force and a county wide Governor’s Highway Safety Program task force.

The Police also offer a vacant house check service and are proactive in maintaining a presence in our business district. Click on the links to the left for more information.

The work of the Police professionals is supplemented by the hardworking volunteers of the River Bend Community Watch. For more information, or to join this group, you can contact Police Chief Sean Joll. River Bend also has a functional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). For more information about this group, you can contact the CERT liaison, Officer Rohrs and/or click the link below.

River Bend Police Officer Profiles

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  • Mission Statement

    River Bend Police Department
    Mission Statement

    The mission of the River Bend Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the Town of River Bend by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the United States and North Carolina Constitutions to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, demonstrate professionalism, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment. We hold in great regard the trust our community bestows upon us, and we take personal responsibility in nurturing and promoting that trust.

  • House Check Form

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    House Check Form

  • Patrol Section

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    River Bend Police Department

    Patrol Section

  • Investigation Section

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    River Bend Police Department

    Investigation Section

  • Traffic Section

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    River Bend Police Department

    Traffic Section

  • Bike Patrol

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    River Bend Police Department

    Bike Patrol Section

  • Community Watch

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    River Bend's Community Watch

  • C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)

  • Aid & Information Form

  • Consent for Emergency Contact

  • Community Watch Observation Form

  • Golf Carts as Transportation & Registration

    Golf Carts as Transportation

    River Bend residents may drive their properly equipped golf carts on Town streets provided that they are inspected by and registered with our Police Depart­ment. Inspection and registration are ­required annually. The registration fee for each golf cart is $10.

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    For more information about golf carts

    as transportation roadways.

     

  • Golf Cart Inspection Process

    Golf Cart Inspection Process

    The Police Officer performing the inspection will examine the cart to see if it complies with the requirements of the ordinance. In particular, they will look for and/or need to know:

    • Make/Model of the Cart
    • Vehicle Identification Number
    • Proof of Liability Insurance
    • Does it have a rear vision mirror?
    • Does it have rear reflectors?
    • If it is going to be operated at night, does it have proper lighting?
    • Do the brakes work?
    • Does the cart appear to be in safe operating condition?
  • Officer Down Memorial Page

  • Governor's Highway Safety Program

  • ReadyNC.org

    Are you ready? CLICK HERE to visit an excellent website to guide you to improving your level of disaster preparedness. More links are available on the CERT Web Page.

  • Full-Time Positions

    Contact Police Chief Sean Joll to inquire about employment opportunities with the

    River Bend Police Department

    252.638.1108

  • Reserve Officer Positions

    Please call the River Bend Police Department for information regarding reserve officer positions.

    252.638.1108

  • Volunteer at the Police Department

    If you would like to serve as a volunteer in the

    River Bend Police Department, please call

    252.638.1108

    for information

  • Rhems Fire Department Address Markers

  • Police Chief Sean Joll

    Chief Joll is a Florida native, but considers North Carolina his home, having graduated from West Craven High School. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State and also is an Eagle Scout. Chief Joll worked for the Rocky Mount Police Department from 2004-2007 and then joined the New Bern Police Department in 2007.  While at the New Bern Police Department, he served as a Field Training Officer, Police Bicycle Officer, Street Level Narcotics Detective and Special Response Team (SWAT) operator and patrol officer. In the summer of 2012, Chief Joll joined the River Bend Police Department. He currently is working as the Vice-Narcotics-Intelligence and police sergeant.

    He is instructor certified as a General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Tazer instructor.

    He attended courses that cover:

    • Basic Homicide Investigator,
    • Police Law Institute
    • Radar and Intoxilyzer Operator and
    • Holds his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification.
    • Chiefs Award for Excellence
    • Department Meritorious Service Medal
    • Department Award for Excellence
    • Certificate of Commendation
    • Certificate of Merit
  • Sergeant Brian Rogers

    Sergeant Brian Rogers comes to the River Bend Police Department with over 20 years of experience having most recently served with the Gaston County Police Department. Sergeant Rogers previously served with the Oak Island Police, Cramerton Police, and Gastonia Police. Sergeant Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina—Charlotte and his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.  While with the Gaston County Police, where he served the majority of his career, he was a Field Training Officer and the Team Leader for the Department’s Crisis Negotiations Unit.

    Sergeant Rogers joined the River Bend Police Department on December 21, 2017.


    Highlights of Sergeant Rogers’ Training:

    • Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
    • Radar and Intoximeter Operator
    • Traffic Crash Investigation and Enforcement Certificate
    • FBI Hostage Negotiations School
    • Crisis Intervention Training
    • Field Training Officer
    • Law Enforcement Leadership and Management Training
    • FEMA NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
  • Officer Brandon Rohrs

     

    Officer Brandon Rohrs has over 4 years' of experience working at both Belhaven and Clinton Police Departments. His specialty is in crime prevention and community outreach as well as investigations and traffic. He was the Clinton Police Officer of the Year for 2012 and received the Belhaven Police Eagle Eye Award as well as numerous citations for outstanding work, and those are just some of his accomplishments. Officer Rohrs holds a General Law Enforcement Certification and has been working on his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Officer Rohrs is a certified Radar and Intoxillyzer Operator and has completed Basic Homicide school. He joined the Department in July of 2014. He graduated from BLET in Kinston in 2008. Officer Rohrs hopes to bring many different aspects of his experience and training to River Bend, including community policing, narcotics investigations, and general investigations.

    Officer Rohrs has received the following awards:

    • Officer of the Year (2012)
    • Meritorious Conduct Medal
    • Chiefs Award for Excellence
    • Department Meritorious Service Medal
  • Officer Lauren McKee

    Officer Lauren "Nikki" McKee is a native of Plant City, Florida. She completed her Associates Degree in Liberal Studies from Palomar College and graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree  in Criminology. Officer McKee attended BLET at Carteret Community College. She was employed as a Police Officer with the Pine Knoll Shores Police Department from 2014 until May of 2016 when joined the River Bend Police Department. Officer McKee is certified in Radar, Intoxilyzer, SFSTs, and CIT.

  • Detective Eric Smith

    Officer Eric Smith comes to us as a Reserve Officer after 30 years with the State Bureau of Investigation as a special agent, and he worked for the Craven County District Attorney as an investigator. This Vietnam Veteran Marine Captain holds a BS degree, Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and Advanced Homicide Investigator Certification. He  has been  working as a Criminal Investigator for the River Bend Police Department since 2012. He performs the background investigations of new officers who are hired and oversees all the Major Crimes Investigation. Detective Smith is a huge addition to the agency.

  • Officer Derek Anderson

    Officer Derek Anderson is a native of Sanford, NC. He was with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy since 2016. While at the Sheriff’s Office, Officer Anderson was a member of the Craven County Special Response Team (SRT). Officer Anderson spent 10 years in the US Army as an Airborne Infantryman, with four combat deployments. During his time in the Army, he was also an Airborne School Instructor and Jumpmaster School Instructor. Officer Anderson graduated from American Military University with honors, and holds a BS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensics. Officer Anderson attended BLET at Craven Community College.

    Officer Anderson joined the River Bend Police Department November 7, 2017.

  • Officer Stephen Fell

    Officer Stephen Fell Jr., a New Jersey /New York native, moved to Pollocksville in 1996. He opened a NY Deli and attended BLET after serving in the Army. Officer Fell has worked with the USMC over the past seven years. He served most of his law enforcement career with the Jacksonville (NC) Police Department as a lead Crash Investigator. There he received his Advanced Certificate and specialized in all aspects of Traffic Safety, Enforcement and Crash Investigation.

    Officer Fell attended many classes in Florida at IPTM and the NC Justice Academy. He is an expert in Crash Reconstruction and has completed At-Scene Crash, Advanced Crash, Motorcycle Crash, Commercial Vehicle Crash, NCSHP Motorcycle Operations, Drugs That Impair Driving, PBT, SFST, Field Training Officer, Drug Interdiction, Taser, Radar, and was assigned to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Team.

    Officer Fell has served as a Part-time Officer in the communities of River Bend, Richlands, Jones County Sheriff’s Office, as a Sergeant with Vanceboro Police, as a full-time Maysville Officer, and Deputy with Craven Sheriff’s Office.

    Officer Fell is looking to provide the River Bend community and its travelers with the professionalism and respect they deserve by continuing to serve with the highest standards possible.

  • Officer Josef Greene

    Officer Josef Greene is a native of Williamstown, West Virginia. After graduating from high school, Officer Greene enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served his country for over five years. His military service brought him to North Carolina. While in the Marine Corps, he received several commendations for his service. Officer Greene received an honorable discharge as a Corporal after being a Marksmanship Coach his last two years in the Corps.

     

    Officer Greene completed Basic Law Enforcement Training from Craven Community College. He joined the River Bend Police Department on February 23, 2018 as a part-time officer . He is pleased to serve the Town of River Bend and its citizens through a Community Oriented Policing approach.

  • Officer Christopher Acevedo

    Officer Chris Acevedo is a native of River Bend, NC living a large number of his younger years in River Bend. He graduated BLET from Craven Community College and has worked at several departments since starting his career in 2013. Officer Acevedo has worked for the Elizabeth City Police Department, Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office and the Camden County Sheriff's Office. During his time at the Elizabeth City Police Department, he served as the Gang Officer for his squad. Officer Acevedo is a certified RADAR and Intox Operator. Officer Acevedo joined the River Bend Police Department in February of 2018.

  • Officer Michael DeStefano

    Officer Michael DeStefano is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Carteret Community College where he graduated with the highest average. Officer DeStefano worked as a patrolman for the Town of Beaufort, NC for several years before joining the River Bend Police Department on May 18, 2018. During his time as a Beaufort patrol officer, Officer DeStefano completed various training courses that included CJLEADS, NCAWARE, Taser, radar, community policing and narcotics related class through the North Carolina Justice Academy.

     

    As a prior resident of River Bend, Officer DeStefano is familiar with the Town and the needs of the community. He is excited to give back to the Town through his service as a law enforcement officer. Officer DeStefano is looking forward to serving the Town’s citizens with the utmost respect and professionalism.

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