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How to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe During the Holidays

While there are a lot of people who wish everyone warmth and good wishes over the holidays, there are quite a few Grinches out there as well. Just like the Grinch, they are out to steal Christmas—or at least Christmas gifts. From thieves who keep an eye out for Amazon deliveries that arrive at your doorstep to those who sabotage or steal holiday lights, it’s important to do what you can to continue to fight Rocky Mount crime.

Get Ready to Celebrate the Holidays in Rocky Mount

Likely, there won’t be snow on the ground in Rocky Mount this Christmas, but that won’t stop our fair city from pulling out all the stops and ringing in the holidays with cheer, goodwill, and a lot of wonderful activities. From holiday concerts to carriage rides, we have a wealth of diversity in our community, and the December season is the perfect opportunity to enjoy yourself.

National Night Out Against Crime Highlights

Neighborhood block parties, cookouts and back to school festivals marked Rocky Mount’s 23rd annual National Night Out Against Crime. The city joined more than 15,000 communities in 50 states to commemorate this event, although Rocky Mount took a slightly different approach.

Get Ready for First Friday Events

Whether you want to try your hand at the No Shame open mic night or you hope to catch a performance by our outstanding community theater team, you don’t want to miss out on what’s happening at the Imperial Centre! We’ve highlighted some of the upcoming events in Rocky Mount that are sure to make you smile.

Latest Economic Developments in Rocky Mount

There are good things on the road ahead for Rocky Mount’s economic growth. From industries that are taking a closer look at the area to the fantastic development at Rocky Mount Mills, the city is experiencing a Renaissance, moving forward with bright optimism.

Rocky Mount Police Department Opens Cold Case Division

In many police departments, cold cases linger on the shelf while the victims and victim’s families want justice. These cases have run cold because police have exhausted all leads and there is no new evidence. This is not the case with the Rocky Mount Police Department, which recently created a Cold Case Homicide Task Force to help with these investigations and make sure these cases don’t sit on the shelf. The bottom line is that this will go a long way toward making Rocky Mount a safer community and lowering the crime rate in Rocky Mount.

Meet Rocky Mount’s First African-American Fire Chief

Now, as the department enters a new era of leadership, it also makes history--- Rocky Mount’s Fire Department recently named its first African-American fire chief.

Rocky Mount Police Department Community Initiatives

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Perhaps you’d just like to know more about what our officers do as part of their routine. If these ring true for you, then you’ll want to take advantage of the community educational programs available through the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Police Complete T.R.R.U.T.H Training

The Rocky Mount Police Department has once again reaffirmed its dedication to the community as more than 20 sworn and non-sworn officers completed the T.R.R.U.T.H training program. T.R.R.U.T.H – which stands for Taking Race Relations and Understanding To Heart – is a specific course taught by the North Carolina Justice Academy.

2019 Fall Festivities in Rocky Mount

Take time out to taste a sample of the best barbecue, enjoy dynamic live music and escape to the magical world of the theater this autumn with some of the fantastic fall festivities in Rocky Mount. This year sees a repeat of some of the most popular events: First Fridays and the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down.

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