Greenbrier accepts Certificate of Appreciation

L to R: Chief T. E. Summers, NBPD, John Harding and Jim Morrison Community Watch and Sgt. Maria

L to R: Chief T. E. Summers, NBPD, John Harding and Jim Morrison Community Watch and Sgt. Maria Perry-Bowen

Greenbrier accepts Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding work with the New Bern Police Department in keeping Greenbrier safe.

With The Holiday Seasons at hand, here are some suggestions from the  New Bern Police Department

Here are some tips to keep in mind that could protect you or members of your family while at the Mall, ATA machine or in a parking lot.

 Be extremely careful using ATM machines

  • Use them in populated places and be constantly paying attention to what’s going on around you. 
  • Try to go during the daylight hours. 
  • If you must go at night, pick a machine that is well lit and visible to passing traffic. 
  • If anyone is lurking near the machine, pass it up and find another. 

      At the Mall

  • Don’t dangle your handbag from your shoulder. You are creating a perfect setup for purse-snatcher. Instead, keep your purse tucked tightly under your arm, or better yet, don’t even carry a purse.
  • If you use pockets, place your checkbook, cash, or credit cards in your front pockets. Only bring one or two credit cards and a limited amount of cash with you.
  • Spread your money around in different pockets. That way a pickpocket can’t clean you out in one fell swoop.
  • Avoid carrying your checkbook, cash, and credit cards all together in one wallet, because a thief who gets the whole package together can cash checks with your identification and run up a large credit card bill in a short amount of time. Keep your keys separate, too.
  • Don’t “flash” large rolls of money in public. You never know who’s watching! 
  • Check to see you’ve been given back your card once you’ve paid for what you bought.

   In the Parking Lot

  • Always park where there is plenty of light, not only around your car, but also from your car to the mall or store entrance.
  • Once your car is parked, familiarize yourself with its location so you can find it without delay.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for a security escort if you feel unsafe.
  • Use the trunk of your car to keep your packages out of sight.
  • Keep your car locked at all times.
  • When walking through parking lots, be sure that you are aware of your surrounds. Walk with authority. Don’t look like a victim!
  • Have your keys in your hand before you go to your car. Use the horn alarm on your car door opener if you sense a dangerous situation.


Community Watch Information Bulletin

Greenbrier Community Watch is an integral part of the Greenbrier Community.  Community Watch consists of 40 volunteers divided into Block and Street Captains.  Their responsibilities include distributing information to Greenbrier residents, assisting property owners during emergencies, reporting criminal activities and meeting with authorities to insure the safety of the Greenbrier Community.

Community Watch Information

The information below is provided by your Greenbrier Community Watch to all Greenbrier residents. By using this information, it will give residents a sense of security when needed.

To contact the Neighborhood Watch Committee:

John Harding – 635-1852
Jim Morrison – 633-2954

To contact your Block Captain:

Refer to your street in the Greenbrier Community Directory – they are identified by CWBC by their name.

Link to New Bern Community Watch website:



This FREE program takes the initiative to establishes daily contact with residents. Through a generated telephone system, subscribers receive a phone call at the same time each day. If the phone is not answered, a Police Officer will be dispatched to check the welfare of the subscriber. This is an excellent program for those living alone or have medical issues.

The program is free to all residents. To enroll, Call Barbara Morlock 672-4312 or call 636-4114 for details and information.


This FREE high-speed telephone warning service informs residents who are in the projected path of severe weather, emergency situations or critical community alerts such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, missing child reports and other warnings issued by your local emergency response team and the National Weather Service.

To register, go to or call New Bern Fire-Rescue 639-2931.


This is a program that citizens can use to review crime statistics or the registered sex offender list for a specific area.  To view the crime stats, go to


To report a crime online (non-emergency) go to


911 – Emergency number for medical or police assistance.

General Police Matters:  Greenleaf District Police Team (includes Greenbrier):
Non-emergency email:
Non-emergency Police Dispatch: 633-2020

672-4100 – To contact the Police Department to check your residence when you are away from home for more than a few days.

To report lights out, streetlight out or after hours water/sewer emergency call 636-4070.

Water line emergency (shutoff) during business hours call 639-7542.

October 27, 2014-27-14 Community Watch Meeting  Hurricane Preparedness presented by the active Greenbrier Community Watch volunteers.  For more information on hurricane preparedness, go to

See pictures below from the meeting:

Certificate of Appreciation from the Greenbrier Community presented to Les Still and Wes Goforth by WCTI-12 Jim Morrison (left) and John Harding (third from left)

PHOTO LEFT: Certificate of Appreciation from the Greenbrier Community presented to Sgt. Maria Brown-Perry by Jim Morrison and John Harding



PHOTO BELOW: New Bern Police Department Capt. John West, Sgt. Bowen-Perry, Lt. Mark Von Behren, Officer Keith Hurley