New Bern Police Chief Retires

The New Bern Police Department will celebrate the retirement of its long-time Chief of Police Frank Palombo.

Palombo will retire Wednesday after nearly 14 years on the job. He is one of Eastern Carolina's longest serving police chiefs.

After retirement, Palombo will stay in New Bern and work as a consultant for the city.

New Bern officials say five candidates will begin the interview process later this week to find Palombo's replacement. In the meantime, Lt. John West will serve as the interim police chief.


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  • by OH HAPPY DAY! Location: NB on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:26 AM
    A truer line has never been published....NBPD will CELEBRATE the retirement of its chief. I sure hope that they hire someone that can undo the damage this idiot has done to NBPD. The depart needs to be renewed and the officers need to be allowed to be real cops, not public relations specialists. Hopefully the first thing the new guy will do is tell Palumbo his "consultation services" are not needed. Next thing is get rid of everyone above the rank of sgt. Before any of you morons start mouthing off about him....you only know his story from the outside...if you knew what has happened at NBPD from the inside you would not be praising him!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 at 09:37 PM
    fine dont post my comments... but we all know what happened at new bern high
  • by Moserators Nightmare on Jun 1, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Hey Chief come over to Greenville and clean it up. And Bill REAL police still use batons.
  • by Bill Location: New Bern on Jun 1, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    Congrats on the retirement! Maybe the next Chief will get Tazers for the officers...they are much needed!! Maybe they will take New Bern up into todays standards in equipment.
  • by Andy Location: Williamston on Jun 1, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    Thank you for your service and congratulations on your retirement!
  • by Palumbo Fan Location: Eastern NC on Jun 1, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Congratulations Chief! You have served the people of New Bern and Eastern North Carolina honorably. Best wishes on your retirement!
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