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Winterville Police Department

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Our mission, collectively as a department and as individual officers, is to provide an exemplary level of service and protection to the residents and businesses of the City of Winterville and to all those who may visit, work in, or travel through our community. We will serve the community through professional conduct at all times. We will enforce criminal and traffic laws without prejudice or bias, with respect for the rights of all people, to assure a safe environment for all.



To preserve a high quality of life and feeling of safety for the Citizens of Winterville, all members of the Winterville Police Department are committed to serve with professionalism, respect and concern for the community. The Department is mission-oriented in all of its priorities and activities.​


Police Officers

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David Painter

Police Chief


Joe Amendolar



Kathryn Schoepf



William Charles



Kristy Dassow Reed


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Richard Gustafson



Ryan Thomas



Howell McKinnon


Harry Carter

Range Instructor

Art Krinsky

Winterville Police Department Core Values

The Core Values that guide the actions of all members of the Winterville Police Department are:

  • Service: Being aware of those who need law enforcement assistance and meeting or exceeding their expectations for service.

  • Excellence: Being clear about and striving to achieve the highest standards of performance in all aspects of duty.

  • Integrity: Committing ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner.

  • Compassion: Recognizing and responding with sincerity to the needs of those who are concerned for their safety, require important information, or are temporarily unable to provide for themselves.

  • Pride: Believing in the social value of our work, considering it to be among the most noble of professions and deriving personal and professional satisfaction from the effective performance of our duties.

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