Employee Achievements

Officer J.C. Mitchell

Employee of the Year


For the year 2019, Officer Joseph Mitchell has been selected as the Nags Head Police Department's Employee of the Year.  Joseph, better known as JC, has been a member of our agency since May of 2016. Prior to coming to work for the Town of Nags Head, JC worked as Police Officer in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Since joining our agency, JC has worked as a Patrol Officer, and more recently as a K9 handler..

Personal & Professional Gains

JC is a dedicated worker who is extremely passionate about his profession. Since joining our department Officer Mitchell has proven to be a great asset. He and his K9 partner, Ami, have become an incredible team and are called upon regularly by not only our officers, but those from surrounding agencies as well.


His co-workers state, JC is always eager to work and to assist others. He is self-motivated, proactive, and a great ambassador for our agency. JC has an extremely positive attitude, is always trying to make a difference, and is an invaluable member of our team.

During the past year JC was recognized on two occasions by citizens and visitors to our town. In March of this year JC received a compliment for his professionalism during a damage to property call. Again, in July, he received a compliment from a citizen involved in a traffic collision for the positive way he treated them.


Officer Joseph Mitchell is an excellent example of what an officer should be, and he is an extremely valuable asset to our agency who deserves to be recognized as such. Congratulations Officer Mitchell on being chosen as the Employee of the Year for the Police Department.

Employee Educational Attainment

Congratulations to Sergeant Steven Anderson who recently completed the West Point Leadership Program through Methodist University.  The West Point Leadership Program is and adaptation of the third year course PL300, Military Leadership, completed by all cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.  The course examines and integrates leadership in organizations from four perspectives: the individual, the group, the leader, and the organization.  Students must attend all classroom sessions held over the course of three months, participate in leadership assessments, and successfully pass written examinations. Congratulations Sergeant Anderson on your achievement!