Bernette MorrisChief of PoliceBiography
Chief Morris began her career in 1995 with the Morehead City Police Department.
She is a graduate from the Law Enforcement Management Program and holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. She holds an Advance Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice and Training and Standards Commission.
She was part of the initial Governor's Highway Safety sponsored Traffic Squad established here and has served the Department in several capacities before being promoted. She was recognized in 2008 on a State level for her work with children in the "After School Program" (ASP) that she holds here at the Morehead City Police Department. She became a member of the North Carolina Associations of Chiefs of Police in 2015. She was also appointed to serve on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council as the "Chief of Police" representative for Carteret County and on the 911 Communications Advisory Board.
Bryan DixonDeputy Chief of PoliceBiography
Deputy Chief Dixon began his career with this Department in 1999 after serving in the Army.
He has a Master's Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. He is a graduate from the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program, the North Carolina Justice Academy's Management Development Program, and has been awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.
Deputy Chief Dixon currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander. He is responsible for the Criminal Investigation Unit, Narcotics Unit, Training Unit, The Crime Prevention Unit, and Support Services.
Tim GuthriePolice CaptainBiography
Captain Tim Guthrie began his career with this Department in December of 1997.
He received his General Instructor Training for Law Enforcement in the spring of 2002. He received his Specialized Law Enforcement Driving Instructor training in 2002. He was awarded his intermediate in 2002 and advanced certificates in 2006 in accordance with the standards of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission. He recently attended and completed the specialized firearms instructor training. Captain Guthrie successfully completed the Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Management Institute Program in March of 2017.
Cathryn SmithPolice Records Supervisor