Robinson to serve as Rocky Mount’s next chief

Police veteran to serve as Rocky Mount’s next chief

City Manager Rochelle D. Small-Toney has appointed Captain George D. Robinson to serve as police chief for the city of Rocky Mount.

Robinson has filled the role of interim police chief since January.

“In keeping with the Council and community’s concerns for appointing a chief that is knowledgeable, respected and well known in the community, and after re-opening the application process for internal applicants only, I have decided to select George Robinson to serve as the next police chief for the city of Rocky Mount,” Small-Toney said.

Robinson, a 27-year veteran with the Rocky Mount Police Department, has acquired the knowledge and experience necessary to take the top spot. He started as a police officer in the Patrol Services Division. Since that time, the Shaw University graduate has climbed up the ranks, working as a community policing officer, police corporal in the Uniform Operations Division, police detective in the Criminal Investigative Division, a Criminal Investigations supervisor, lieutenant and Support Service commander, Patrol Services commander and Administrative police captain. Currently, Robinson is a captain in the Criminal Investigative Division and serves as the Interim Chief of Police.

Robinson graduated from Shaw University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. He is also a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program at N.C. State University and the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.

Robinson is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, International Association of Police Chiefs and North State Law Enforcement Officers Association. He is a board member for My Sister’s House and a proud member of the Rocky Mount Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

“I am looking forward to Chief Robinson’s continued focus on crime reduction and maintaining our efforts of working closely with the community to keep our city safe and void of criminal activity,” Small-Toney said.