Crime Rate in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount crime rate and details on how police, government & citizens are fighting crime and impacting economic growth in Rocky Mount NC.

Loft Renovation in Downtown Rocky Mount

Forget the nice two-bedroom house in the suburbs with the white picket fence and the two-car garage. Now, the latest trend is that young professionals aren't headed toward suburbia--they're going downtown, where urban lofts and renovated apartments are the dwellings of choice.  Downtown Rocky Mount is also embracing this trend toward urban living. Take a look at what's available in the renovated downtown area, and find out how to put your name on the waiting list.

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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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Reducing Crime & Poverty: How Rocky Mount’s Downtown Revitalization Helps

Downtown Revitalization Rocky Mount NC

Downtown Rocky Mount is getting a lot of attention. The restoration of the historic area has not only assisted officials in lowering the crime rate, but it has also dawn attention of organizations such as the UNC School of Government and development experts from across the state. See who called the redevelopment of Douglas Block "one of Rocky Mount's most successful initiatives," in this article that takes a closer look at how Rocky Mount is revitalizing its community. 

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Revitalization: A Key to Reducing Crime and Making Cities Less Dangerous

Douglas Block Rocky Mount NC

What does landscaping have to do with crime reduction? Quite a lot actually, especially if you’re examining urban development and downtown revitalization.

Rocky Mount, NC is one of several cities across the country that has made great strides with downtown development, and studies show that revitalization isn’t just good for the economy. It also helps make cities safer and less dangerous.

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Good News: Crime in Rocky Mount, NC is at a 35-year Low

Rocky Mount lower crimeThe Rocky Mount, NC crime rate is at a 35-year low. Officials applauded the work of police officers and community leaders for their work toward creating a safer, less dangerous community. Police Chief James Moore credited collaborative efforts between Rocky Mount Citizens and the police department for the reduction. 

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Green Dot Initiative Helps Reduce Crime in Rocky Mount, NC

making Rocky Mount less dangerous

Police officers of Rocky Mount, NC recently completed a training course that will reduce crime and make the city less dangerous. Green Dot is a strategy that encourages a new approach to violence prevention. Instead of focusing on slogans and educational skits, Green Dot uses social theory to make communities safer. Rocky Mount, NC police officers will be taking these tenants of crime prevention to members of the community.

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Rocky Mount, NC Police Complete Fair and Impartial Police Training to Help Reduce Crime

rocky mount fair policingMembers of the Rocky Mount Police Department have completed an extensive, six-hour Fair and Impartial Police Training Course.  This course provided information and scenarios designed to help officers be proactive by recognizing their biases and ensuring they maintain controlled, unbiased responses.  The Rocky Mount Police Department was among the first in the entire state to have all of its officers complete the training.

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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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Rocky Mount, NC Crime: Lowest Rates Since the 1980s

Crime is Down and Our Future Looks Bright

Rocky Mount crime is down. In fact, our numbers across the board are lower now than they were in the 1980s! Our Chief of Police, James Moore, highlights the facts in this spring letter to the editor of the Rocky Mount Telegram.

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