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.

Text-A-Tip
A new initiative in 2013, this Text-A-Tip program encourages our own citizens to take part in fighting Rocky Mount crime. By texting R-M-P-O-L along with your message to 274637, any resident can anonymously alert our police department to potential dangers or illegal activity in their neighborhood.

Coffee with a Cop
We know bringing safety to our city comes from a partnership between police officers and citizens. And to work together, we need to get to know each other! At the Coffee with a Cop event, you can ask questions, offer suggestions and get to the men and women who serve on the police force. It takes place once a month in each district and is held from 7 am to 9 am at various Hardee’s restaurants.

Junior Police Academy
A mindset of partnership in fighting Rocky Mount crime begins young! In our Junior Police Academy boys and girls between 13 and 18 learn about police procedures and the law with hands-on activities in an interactive environment.

Badges for Baseball
This holistic program is a collaboration between the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Unit of the Boys and Girls Club. Students learn sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, communication, respect and work ethic: all valuable character traits for growing a safe and productive community.

National Night Out
Parades, cook-outs, ice cream, oh my! These are the kinds of things you find during the annual National Night Out where communities host their own activities to engage citizens and law enforcement. It’s designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police -community partnerships.

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