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Community Policing

How Does CompStat Help Rocky Mount Police Reduce Crime?

CompStat stands for COMPuter STATistics. Crime statistics are collected and mapped. Officers are able to have accurate, timely intelligence that helps them rapidly deploy as needed. Each officer can follow up and assess the safety and security of his or her “beat.”It's used by police departments across the country as one of several crime reduction initiatives. New York City is just one of the many success stories.

In 1993, New York City had 1,946 murders. The system was implemented in 1994. In 2015, the murder rate was down to 352. CompStat works effectively hand-in-hand with other programs to make communities safer and less dangerous.

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Three Things You Can Learn from the Rocky Mount Citizens' Police Academy

Learn how Rocky Mount citizens get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Rocky Mount Police Department. The 
Citizen's Police Academy offers behind-the-scenes work and community partnerships that are one of the reasons that crime in Rocky Mount is at a 37-year low.

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How Community Oriented Policing is Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount

The first Tuesday in August, there was a dance-off at Cokey Apartments. This was not your typical dance-off. While the residents' children demonstrated their skills, the Rocky Mount Police Department also got into the groove. This is how the Rocky Mount Police Department and the community are fighting crime together.

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Crime Reduction Initiatives in Rocky Mount, NC

You can’t argue with results.

Over the past three years, there has been a steady decrease in Rocky Mount’s crime rate, a perfect example of what can happen when new city initiatives help with fighting crime.

 

The Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) has implemented several strategies, including ShotSpotter, Green Dot, Focused Deterrence Violent Crime Reduction Call-in and others.

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Learn About Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount at the Citizen's Police Academy

Would you like to ride along with a patrol officer, gaining insight into the day-to-day lives of law enforcement?  How about gathering behind-the-scenes information on what happens during a criminal trial?

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Great News! Crime in Rocky Mount, NC is at 37-year Low

Rocky Mount, NC Lowers Crime

Rocky Mount, NC has taken a bite out of crime; for the second year, the crime rate has dropped 15 to 16 percent. How did the city do it? It's a combination of revitalization, community policing, extensive training and partnering with citizens. “This report is a testament to the ongoing, outstanding work of Rocky Mount Police Department personnel,” Police Chief James Moore said

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Know Your Rights Event in Rocky Mount, NC

Know Your Rights Rocky Mount, NC

 Members of the Rocky Mount Police Department referred to them as the three Cs, and they are important to remember when approached by an officer: be courteous, cooperative and compliant. These three Cs were the focus of a local "Know Your Rights" forum that captured the attention of both the The Los Angeles Times  and The News and Observer .  If you are pulled over by a cop, do you know your rights?  Read more to find out and watch video highlights from the popular and important community event.

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Operation First Frost: Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount, NC

Operation First Frost is Rocky Mount's second major warrant service in 2014. Here, James Moore - Chief of Police for the City of Rocky Mount Police Department, discusses the outcome of this crime fighting collaboration.


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Rocky Mount, NC Police Department Welcomes New Sergeants

Meet the Rocky Mount Police Department's new sergeants! Find out more about each one in this short recap on City Beat.

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Community Policing Lowers Rocky Mount Crime

Coffee with a Cop in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount crime is down, and it’s no accident. In 2013 The Rocky Mount Police Department proactively established programs designed to work with its citizens in reducing crime. And the numbers don’t lie: it’s working!

·      Burglaries decreased by over 4%

·      Aggravated assaults decreased by 25%

·      Homicides decreased by 50%

Check out these new programs in Rocky Mount policing and see why our community engagement initiatives are so successful in lowering crime and educating this wonderful community of ours.

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