Keith Goyette


History & Roles

Chief Goyette began working as a police officer with the Town of Ayden in 2000 and later joined the Kinston Police Department in January of 2001. He has advanced his way through the ranks working in numerous divisions within the agency and was appointed Chief of Police in 2023.

Past assignments and roles include:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Field Training Officer
  • Special Response Unit
  • Dive & Swift Water Rescue Team
  • General Instructor


Chief Goyette is a 2009 graduate of the University of Mount Olive and holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration, a 2011 graduate of Tiffin University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and a graduate of the 74th AOMP Session at North Carolina State University and a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.   

Contact Details

Phone: 252-939-3144