Capt. Denise Harris-Powell,

Services Commander

After graduation from Saint Augustines College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Captain Denise Harris-Powell began her law enforcement career with the New Bern Police Department.

After many assignments throughout the department, Captain Harris-Powell was promoted to the rank of Sergeant; becoming a first line supervisor in the Patrol Division and later in the Investigations Division. In June 1999 she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where she served as Patrol Section Commander.  In January 2007, she was promoted to Captain.

Captain Harris-Powell currently serves as the Services Division Commander with responsibilities over Investigations, Communications Center, Grants, Technology and Records.  She has received her Advanced Certification from the North Carolina Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.


Services Commander

Denise Harris-Powell
(252) 672-4122

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Services Division Contact Information:

Captain Denise Harris-Powell - Services Division Commander  (252) 672-4122

Lieutenant Ronnie Lovick - Investigation Section Lieutenant (252) 672-4241

Joseph Cowan - Support Services Section Manager (252) 672-4216



City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Police Dept. Main # (252) 672-4100
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