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The Rocky Mount Police Department currently includes the Chief of Police, 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants, 1 Investigator, 11 Patrol Officers, and 1 Community Resource Officer. Civilian personnel consist of an Accreditation Specialist, Records Manager and a Records Clerk.
The Police Department is responsible for patrol duties throughout the corporate limits, working with citizens in neighborhood watch programs, investigations of criminal activities, arresting criminal offenders, providing testimony in criminal trials, and issuing citations. They are also responsible for Town code enforcement, parking enforcement on public streets and parking lots, traffic control and signalization, education and crime prevention, and other matters related to public safety.
The Police Department also assists other law enforcement agencies by participating in truancy prevention and intervention programs with the Franklin County Public Schools and various safety and crime prevention programs with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police.
The Rocky Mount Police Department is devoted to the concept of community policing and encourages its officers to become involved in community activities and creating a forum of trust with businesses and neighborhood residents.