Chief Jerry Dove has been in law enforcement for 41 years starting with the North Wilkesboro police department in 1966. He applied for and was accepted into the NC State Highway Patrol and then retired in 1994.

     Officer Dove came to work with the Southport Police department in 1994 and was appointed chief in 2003.

     He has completed basic law enforcement training at Surry Community College, and also attended NC State Highway Patrol Institute of Government at Chapel Hill. He has an Associates Degree in criminal justice and law enforcement from Central Piedmont Community College.

     Chief Dove is also a trained handler of the canine unit.

Bike Raffle

At the US Coast Guard Open House on May 19, 2007 three bicycles and two car seats were raffled.  Officer Bill Miller and Officer Jason Fennell are shown here with the winners of the bike raffle.