Pitt Sheriff's Office Opens Substation In Grimesland

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office opened a second substation in the county, this one in Grimesland, which hasn't had its own police station since the 1980s.

The station has been up and running for a few months, but held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Sheriff Neil Elks says they put a substation in Grimesland to have a presence in the community before they actually start experiencing problems with crime.

Grimesland Mayor Earl Aldridge says the sheriff deputies would stop in their town before the substation existed, but now that they have a more permanent presence he's seen a drop in crime. "We were still having a lot of crimes, breaking and enterings, and since we have changed over very, very few have we had and our residents are just so comfortable that they are here."

Deputies are assigned to the district 24-hours a day. There are no set times for when a deputy will be at the substation, which is located next to the town hall.

The other substation opened a couple of years ago on old river road in Belvoir. Deputies say the substations help them cover the 650-plus square miles of Pitt County.

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  • by Earl Location: Winterville on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:23 AM
    Question, then. IF the former sheriff created the substation, it's not a new substation, deputies have been working there for years, WHY have the ribbon cutting, celebration and press coverage??
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      by Exactly on Feb 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM in reply to Earl
      It is not new - so WHY have a ribbon cutting ceremony??? Sensationalism and Publicity for things that already exist.
  • by l Location: Creswell on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:23 AM
    I hope your substation is run better than the one in Creswell. There is never no one in there except the probation officer maybe three times a month. Wasted money. I guess because we have no doughnuts around!!
  • by Chris on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:51 AM
    Where is the one on Old river rd. in Belvoir. I have lived on this road since 1991 and have never seen this substation?
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      by time 2 eat on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:47 PM in reply to Chris
      Must be talkin about one of those stores that sells subs sandwiches.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:14 AM
    maybe they can find the idiot that hit my son saturday night and run off.....$4000 worth of damange.....times are tough these days, can hardly afford insurance myself, but thank god i had it at the time.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    That sub station has been there for many years, but once you give the building a facelift and put a sign out front I guess that makes it "new" - Deputies have been doing their reports there for many years. Deputies have been paid for off duty work in Grimesland for years.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM
    Lets hope it's used better than the substation in Washington County (Creswell).
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM
    I'm glad that they are there. It can be like the Wild West outside the city limits, not that it's any better in Greenville,but at least you see more patrol cars in Greenville. Thank you to all the LEO's that work to keep us safe.
  • by Really on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:08 PM
    The sub station has been there for many years, they just put up a sign!
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      by Beth on Feb 22, 2012 at 01:22 AM in reply to Really
      I thought the former sheriff had already declared this building a substation.

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