Police

Tony Reese Police Chief

Tony was born and raised in a small ranching community in East Texas.  Following high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989 to 1994.  Tony began his career in law enforcement in January of 1995 with the Greenville Police Department and worked as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, Tactical Patrol Officer, Investigator, Canine Handler and trainer and served as a member the department’s Emergency Response Team.  Tony began working for Emerald Isle Police Department as a part-time officer in November of 1999 and was hired full time in June of 2000 where he worked as a patrol officer, Investigator, Grant Management Officer and Internal Affairs Officer.  In January of 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as the Chief of Detectives and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.  In July of 2013, Tony was promoted to the rank of Major and served as the Assistant Chief of Police until his appointment as Interim Chief in November 2016.  Tony holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and a General Instructor Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, he is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Management Development Program and serves on the Executive Board for the MDP Alumni Association.  Tony also serves as an adjunct instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy, Coastal Carolina Community College and Carteret Community College.

Tony his wife, Cristy, and his daughter Brooke make their home in the small town of Cape Carteret; and his son, Cristopher, and his wife and two children are currently stationed at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.