Community Policing

Community policing is one way residents can step up and help reduce crime, making Rocky Mount less dangerous and more enjoyable for all residents. The police in Rocky Mount, NC appreciate your citizenship.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent ID Theft?

You may believe you’re taking all precautions to protect yourself from identity theft. You regularly check your credit scores, you carefully scan your credit card bills to ensure there are no surprises, and you carefully shred any documents with sensitive information. You don’t carry a lot of credit cards with you, and you safeguard your Social Security number.


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How the Rocky Mount Nextdoor Program Can Help You Fight Crime in Your Neighborhood

Facebook is great. Twitter may be fun. But there is one social network that can actually help you, your neighbors and your community create a safer environment. It’s called Nextdoor, and the Rocky Mount Police Department is using it to make an impact on the crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC.

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Rocky Mount Police Department Has Federal Jurisdiction

Officers assigned to the Narcotics and Violent Offender Task Forces now have federal jurisdiction, meaning they can follow a crime wherever it leads. One of the main advantages of this is that they can gather information and conduct interviews immediately, allowing them to thoroughly investigate a case without having to wait to transfer the information to another entity. Learn about this and other efforts that are reducing the crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC. 

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Willie Williams, Interim Police Chief, Shares Future Plans

Be Aware and Fight Crime When Shopping

Whether you're purchasing the most popular Christmas toy, buying a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or searching for the perfect surprise for your mother's birthday, you should always practice good safety measures on any shopping excursion. The Rocky Mount Police Department offers these crime-fighting tips to help you stay safe when shopping.

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Three Signs of a Bright Future for Rocky Mount

Happy 150th birthday Rocky Mount!

From its humble beginnings as a “rocky mound” to earning a “Best Main Street in the Making” honor, Rocky Mount has blossomed over the last century and a half, creating a great environment to live, work and raise a family. Read more about the remarkable strides the city has taken, from lowering the Rocky Mount crime rate to fighting unemployment. 

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