Dozens of family members and friends came out to support the New Bern Police Department and Fire-Rescue Department on Monday.
Members of the department were recognized at Tryon Palace not only for their service but also for their commitment to the New Bern area.
“It’s special any time you can get together to celebrate positive things that happen in either of the agencies,” said Toussaint E. Summers, Jr. New Bern Chief of Police. “What’s significant about how we do it here is that the police and fire come together to do these type of events. So many communities police and fire don’t get to enjoy such a positive relationship.”
New members of each agency were sworn in and department promotions were also announced.