Kevin Jenkins

Major - Support Services
KINST (62)

History & Roles

Major Kevin Jenkins is a 17-year veteran of law enforcement.  After graduating from high school, he attended North Carolina Wesleyan College where he studied Criminology. Major Jenkins was hired by the Kinston Police Department in 2005 as a Patrol Officer. During his career, he has been involved in many types of criminal aspect of law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels. In 2007, he was transferred to the Narcotics/Gang Unit and worked there for 12 years. During that time, he also served as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Unit for 3 years, working in undercover capacity. Major Jenkins continued to advance in his career and was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant of the Patrol Division in 2018. He was later promoted to rank of Captain where he served as Captain of the Community Service and Support Service Division. On June 27 2023, Kevin Jenkins was promoted to the rank of Major. Major Jenkins loves being involved with the community and plans a lot of the department’s Public Relation events. He has also received numerous awards and commendations for his work ethics, professionalism and compassion.