Capt. John F. West,
Captain West began his career with the New Bern Police Department in October 1984 as a Patrol Officer. His other duty assignments have included Department Training Officer, Communications Officer, Criminal Investigator and Crime Analyst.
Captain West was instrumental in the computerization of the department and the success of the Records and Technology Unit.
Upon the retirement of Chief Frank Palombo in June 2011, Captain West served as the Interim Chief of Police. He served as such until the arrival of Chief Toussaint Summers, Jr. in October 2011.
Captain West assumed responsibility as the Operations Commander in June 2013.