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.

Shane SRO 2

Employee Educational Attainment

Congratulations to Police Officer Christian Aguirre who recently completed the Traffic Enforcement & Investigation Certificate Program through the North Carolina Justice Academy.  The Traffic Enforcement & Investigation Certificate Program is designed specifically for Police Officers who have a desire to increase their training experiences and credentials.  Officers must complete a total of over 500 classroom hours, with the core classes being specific to Traffic Enforcement and Investigations.  Congratulations Officer Aguirre!