Ex-Princeville mayors seek police force – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: I don’t get it. I have been to meeting after meeting and I have heard these 2 cry. Well my ignant opinion the dollars do not add up. They say it cost $250,000 at the moment to have policing but they say they can have their own police department at the cost of $184,000 a year with 2 officers. Well so my question will those 2 officers cover Princeville  24 hours a day? What will happen if one gets sick or need some time off? What will happen when one will want to take vacation? I understand these 2 want their own police department but they don’t have the money to really run a police department I don’t believe. I think everyone would agree with these 2 if Princeville could afford their own police department that would be the best thing but until then it is what it is. But just my ignant opinion.

PRINCEVILLE — Two former Princeville mayors are telling the Town Board of Commissioners its past time they had their own police force.

Ed Bridgers, mayor from 1974-81, recently presented the board a petition with the signatures of more than 200 residents who want a police department during Monday’s town meeting. Bridgers has been pushing for a police department at town meetings for the past several months.

“Since November 2015, I’ve been begging for a police department and nothing has been done about it,” Bridgers said, adding he’s met with town staff but disagreed on whether the town had enough money for a police department.

The Princeville Police Department ceased operations in late 2014 after the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request from Princeville and the Local Government Commission for the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office to take over law enforcement duties for the town. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Video/Photos: See What The Interim Town Manager Had To Say About The Condition Of The Princeville Town Hall

What would set the town off now is if they could get Pharrell Williams to come in and sing “Happy.”

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In this photo Mayor Bobbie Jones Princeville NC

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In the photo S. Hal Mason Interim Town Manager Princeville NC

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Princeville officer cyberstalking case dismissed by judge – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — A Princeville police sergeant, who was facing cyberstalking charges in Nash County, had his named cleared Thursday.

District Court Judge William Stewart dismissed the case against 40-year-old Princeville Police Department Sgt. Terry Greene due to a lack of evidence that was presented by the victim.

Greene was seen in his uniform patrolling the streets Monday.

Greene was issued a summons Feb. 5 that charged him with one count of cyberstalking. – See more at: http://www.dailysoutherner.com/x1783701592/Princeville-officer-cyberstalking-case-dismissed-by-judge#sthash.i23Ncirc.dpuf

Response: This is good news, atleast he was not guilty and can stay on unlike some of the other mess that has taken place.

TARBORO — A Princeville police sergeant, who was facing cyberstalking charges in Nash County, had his named cleared Thursday.

District Court Judge William Stewart dismissed the case against 40-year-old Princeville Police Department Sgt. Terry Greene due to a lack of evidence that was presented by the victim.

Greene was seen in his uniform patrolling the streets Monday.

Greene was issued a summons Feb. 5 that charged him with one count of cyberstalking. (Source: Read more)

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Princeville officer charged with cyberstalking, fired from post

Response: Damn, it ain’t like Princeville has been the center of attention for quite some time and then this guy gonna go there and do something like this. SMDH!

TARBORO — A Princeville Police Department (PPD) officer was charged with cyberstalking for allegedly harassing a Nash County county woman.

According to reports, Sergeant Terry Greene, 40, of Tarboro, has been charged with a single count of cyberstalking.

A summons obtained from the Nash County Clerk of Court Office states that Greene annoyed and harassed the victim by phone over a four-day period from Feb. 1 through Feb. 4. (Source: Read more)

Princeville NC: So What Was Really In The Report That Sgt. T.W. Green Was Trying To Read During The Police Report When Commissioner Howell Said The Board Was Not Going To Allow It To Be Read Nor Were They Going To Act On It

So what was in the report that Sgt. T.W. Green attempted to read during the Police report on the agenda? Was it really a report or was it a letter concerning appointing a chief of police for Princeville since former Chief Joey Petway didn’t attend the meeting. Chief Petway’s name was on the agenda to give the police report however he had officially resigned from the chief position recently after accepting a job as the Chief of Police in Sharpsburg NC. So this is why Sgt. Green was doing the report.

Sgt. Green is the highest ranking police and the one that has been working for Princeville the longest. However Sgt. Green has been with the Police Department for a little over a year but he was on medical leave for the majority of the year.

Sources say it is believed that what Sgt. Green was attempting to read was somewhat a personnel matter because it appears it was going to speak to appointing him as the interim Chief to replace Chief Petway until a new chief is hired. But if that is true, is that right? Hell no! If the letter consisted of appointing a new chief, I totally agree that the letter should not have been read. One reason is because nothing should be done until the new commissioners and the new mayor are sworn in during the December meeting. And then one of the top agenda items should be appointing a new chief.

I strongly believe that the new board along with the current board members will make Princeville great again.

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Petway resigns as Princeville police chief – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — Joey Petway’s plans to bring the Princeville Police Department up to standards with 21st century technology and training will soon come to a halt. The 25-year veteran police officer announced that he will resign his post Nov. 27.

Petway said he personally hand delivered a resignation letter to each of the board members Wednesday. He is currently serving in his third year as Princeville’s top cop.

"I was shocked when he handed the letter to me," said Commissioner Gwen Knight. "I kinda knew he was looking for another job. I hope him the best in what ever agency that he choses to go with." (More)

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Princeville NC: Petway continues to assemble ‘loaded team’ – Daily Southerner

Response: I would agree that Chief Joey Petway seems to be doing a good job running the Princeville Police Department. I have seen him struggle with the department being short on manpower simply due to all of the b.s. that has been going on since the current administration has been in office. Commissioner Calvin Sherrod always has questions for the Chief and it appears to some that Sherrod is picking on the Chief. Well even when I named Sherrod as one of The Princeville 3 when he was Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews flunkie I would say Sherrod asked some good questions. Because Sherrod is the only that really question the Chief it makes him appear to be beating up on the Chief and I say he is far from doing that. I strongly feel that by Sherrod questioning the Chief about the activity in Princeville that it will keep the Chief on target and he ought to appreciate Sherrod. Click on the photoimage to watch the video the Chief comments/singing.

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — Police Chief Joey Petway wants the best for his department and the town that he serves. Now in his third year as the town’s top cop, he is working towards that goal.

"I’m a bowler. On my bowling team, I always want a loaded team,"Petway said. "I want the same for my police department. I want to be able to attract people to my team that can actively solve crimes and give the community a person who they can talk to and know if they give information, it will be developed in such a way that professional service will be given. (More)

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