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INVESTIGATION/ADMIN DIVISION

DIVISION COMMAND

Chief Chauncey Congleton

CHIEF CHAUNCEY CONGLETON

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CAPTAIN J. GENTRY PINNER

Captain of Investigations

gentry.pinner@pittcountync.gov

(252) 902-2702

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LIEUTENANT WALLACE L. MOORE

Forensic Services Unit

wally.moore@pittcountync.gov

(252) 902-2683

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LIEUTENANT PRISCILLA PIPPINS

Major Crimes Unit

priscilla.hicks@pittcountync.gov

(252) 902-2673

Investigation/Admin Division

This division is divided into the following units:

  • Major Crimes Unit

  • Special Operations Unit

  • Gang and Gun Crimes Unit

  • Forensics Services Unit

  • Crime Analysis Unit

  • Community Impact Unit

  • Special Response Team (SRT)

  • Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)

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LIEUTENANT MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ

Special Operations Unit (Narcotics)

miguel.velazquezfernandez@pittcountync.gov

(252) 902-2103

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LIEUTENANT FREDA GODLEY-HINES

Community Impact Unit

freda.godley-hines@pittcountync.gov

(252) 902-2725

Criminal Investigations Unit

Conduct sophisticated criminal investigations across the full spectrum of possible legal violations "Major Crimes".

Special Operations Unit

Conduct investigations into suspected criminal violations involving highly specialized areas of focus.  Specialized teams include; Narcotics, Street Crimes, and Human Trafficking. 

Forensic Services Unit

The Forensic Services Unit is responsible for:

  • Processing crime scenes

  • Evidence collection

  • Forensic photography

  • Processing evidence involving crimes against persons (i.e. Robbery, Homicide, Sexual Assaults, and Property Crime i.e. Breaking and Entering)

  • Evaluating and interpretation of evidence after processing

  • Collecting and comparing fingerprints from crime scenes and evidence submitted for individualizations

  • Assisting in processing scenes for Major Crimes and evidence for smaller surrounding agencies upon their request.

  • Testifying in court on the evidence collected at crime scenes, the methods used in the processing of evidence and the results of processing and how it relates to the crime.

Evidence processing takes place in the Nationally Accredited Forensic Services Unit laboratory, which offers a multitude of modern equipment. The presence of advanced equipment and processing methods aides in solving cases, arresting criminals, and preparing cases for prosecution.

The Forensic Services Unit is also responsible for the intake, storage and management of all property and evidence. The unit's evidence control personnel are responsible for all research into and action taken in the proper disposition of property and evidence.

The Forensic Chemistry Section analyzes all unknown substances to include controlled substances for the Sheriff’s Office and other agencies upon request on a case by case basis.  Specially trained Forensic Investigators are tasked with the reconstruction of scenes of crimes against persons, such as shooting incident reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis.

 

The only truly impartial witness available to the court is physical evidence and the only way its value is diminished is in its handling and interpretation. Having professional Forensic Analysts and Detectives ensures that the value of physical evidence is available to the court in its most objective and complete state.

Community Impact Unit

  • Provide school resource officers for security and mentoring services at Pitt County Schools.  

  • Instruct the county D.A.R.E. program.  

  • Conduct community education programs in crime prevention, church security, neighborhood watch, and other areas on request.  

  • Staff special events such as festivals and parades.

 

  • Conduct programs such as citizen academies and summer camps.

  • Operate the Therapy K-9 Program.

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