Police Department

The Pikeville Police Department is dedicated to the public safety of residents, visitors and businesses of the town by enforcing the state’s laws and regulations, and the town’s ordinances. The town’s police officers are well-trained and -equipped to provide police services both within the town limits and to our several spot-annexed commercial areas. The Police Department utilizes the Wayne County E-911 system to process emergency calls and has the latest in weaponry, body armor, communications, and computer systems to respond to community needs. The Chief of Police is appointed by and reports to the town’s Board of Commissioners.

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

Rodney Jarman, Police Chief

Chief Jarman started his law enforcement career in 2009. He attended Lenoir Community College BLET program in 2008 graduating the top of his recruit class. He started his career at Fremont Police Department where he served as GHSP coordinator, Evidence Technician and Field Training Officer. It was at Fremont Police Department that he was elected as President of The North Carolina Chapter of National Association of Field Training Officers. Chief Jarman went to work with the Mt. Olive Police Department in 2012 where he reached the rank of Corporal. Serving as a shift supervisor there he became the first Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) in department history. He also served as the GHSP coordinator and one of the department Field Training Officers (FTO). Chief Jarman joined the Pikeville Police Department in the summer of 2015 as a patrol officer and was promoted to Detective. In July of 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant assuming dual responsibility as the department investigator & direct supervisor over patrol officers. and maintaining his DRE certification. In October 2021 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served in that role before being sworn in as the department’s Chief of Police in 2022. Chief Jarman loves hunting, fishing, and traveling on his time off.

Chief Jarman: rodneyjarman@pikevillenc.gov

Marco Kalkbrenner

Officer Kalkbrenner started his law enforcement career, with the United States Air Force Security Forces, in 1996.  After 20 years of service, Officer Kalkbrenner retired and attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Wayne Community College in January 2017.  He did five and a half years with the Goldsboro Police Department.  On August 15, 2022, Officer Kalkbrenner joined the Pikeville Police Department.

Officer Kalkbrenner is a Combat Veteran and brings a lot of experience to the Pikeville Police Department.

Officer Kalkbrenner: marcokalkbrenner@pikevillenc.gov

Darren Pate

Officer Pate graduated Basic Law Enforcement Training from Nash Community College in 2016 while completing the remaining course studies for his bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Wesleyan University. Following graduation, Officer Pate began his law enforcement career as a Campus Police Officer at Wayne Community College where he served in a full-time capacity until June of 2018, when he transitioned to part-time after accepting a Patrol Officer Position with Black Creek Police Department. Officer Pate worked full-time with Black Creek PD until December of 2019, before transitioning to part-time. In April of 2021 Officer Pate accepted a full-time Patrol Officer position with Kenly Police Department, where he served until August of 2022. Later that same month, Officer Pate joined the Pikeville Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer. In his off time, Officer Pate enjoys sports, learning about homesteading, working on projects, being involved with his church, and spending time with his family.

Officer Pate: darrenpate@pikevillenc.gov

Patrol Officers 

Michael Biggins
Antonio Castaneda
Nicholas Perez
Kris Campbell

Contact Info

Pikeville Police Department
105 W School St
Pikeville, NC 27863

Pikeville Police Department
Non-Emergency Line

Rodney Jarman
Chief of Police
105 W. School St Pikeville, NC 27863


Pikeville Police Department
105 W School St.
Pikeville, NC 27863