NEWS & EVENTS
Rocky Mount Police Department presents Nextdoor Program(The New Virtual Neighborhood Watch)
Nextdoor is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's an easy and secure way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free!
The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 13 in the City Council Chamber, 3rd floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building. Choose to attend a session from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 972-1436.
The Rocky Mount Police Department invites you to have Coffee With a Cop
National Night Out (NNO) 2014 will be observed Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Rocky Mount Police Department hosts NATIONAL NIGHT OUT MEETING on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m. in the Rocky Mount Police Department Training Room.
This meeting is for anyone interested in hosting an event. National Night Out (NNO) 2014 will be observed Tuesday, August 5. For more information, call (252) 972-1436.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 972-1436. For information about the national observance, visit the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) website.
$5,000 Rewards Offered for Shooting InfoRocky Mount Police are offering $5,000 rewards in the January 18 slaying of a teen. A 15-year-old teen was shot and killed on the 700 block of East Highland Avenue on January 18 while walking home from a friend’s house. Police detectives have investigated some credible leads, but no arrests have been made.
The reward is available for information leading to the arrest of the gunman responsible for the death, which is Rocky Mount’s second homicide of 2014.
If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637), then text RMPOL along with your message.
32nd Citizen's Police Academy
The Rocky Mount Police Department Honors EmployeesThe Rocky Mount Police Department provides an awards program to recognize employees. The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Awards Board met on March 1, 2013, and the following award recommendations were reviewed and approved for actions that occurred in 2012:
2012 Luncheon Lions Club Police Officer of the Year
The 2012 Luncheon Lions Club Police Officer of the Year Award is being awarded to Corporal James Duncan. Corporal Duncan was nominated by his peers and supervisors. The Awards Board also recommended Corporal Duncan for this award.
Corporal Duncan began his career with the Rocky Mount Police Department in June 2002. He is a very reliable officer and is well respected among his peers. Officers usually contact him for advice or guidance on the best way to handle difficult situations. As shift corporal, he handles equipment and vehicle inspections, keeps shift statistics and coordinates directed patrols. He keeps all of the shift records and constantly assists other officers, while answering calls for service in his assigned beat. Corporal Duncan fills in for sergeants in their absence and always treats the public with great respect and shows sympathy and empathy for their circumstances. Many times Corporal Duncan goes the extra step to assist in changing a tire or providing a few dollars to make sure a homeless person has a place to stay or food to eat.
Corporal Duncan will be honored at the Luncheon Lions’ Club meeting on March 12, 2013. Congratulations to Corporal James Duncan on receiving the 2012 Luncheon Lions Club Officer of the Year Award.
2012 Civilian of the Year Award
Mrs. Cekeithia Blakney is the recipient of the 2012 Civilian Employee of the Year Award. A group of her peers and supervisors, nominated Mrs. Blakney for this award. She was also recommended for this award by The Awards Board.
Cekeithia's employment with the Rocky Mount Police Department began in August 20000. Her exceptional attitude extends beyond the scope of her work with the police department. Cekeithia also known as Kia, also supports this department with her hard work and dedication. She reflects the core values of this agency and represents the department well when dealing with the public or with staff. Mrs. Blakney is willing to help you when you need it even if she is busy doing her own daily work tasks and assignments. Kia always displays a positive attitude and it is always neat in her appearance.
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Cekeithia Blakney on her selection as the 2012 Civilian Police Employee of the Year.
2012 Telecommunicator of the Year Award
The 2012 Telecommunicator of the Year Award is being awarded to Ebony Lyons. Ebony was nominated by a group of her peers and supervisors. The Awards Board also recommended Ebony for this award.
Ebony has been employed by the Rocky Mount Police Department since February 2010. Mrs. Lyons is always polite and professional when dealing with the public and officers over the telephone and/or via the radio. Even during high stress situations such as shootings, vehicle pursuits or other major incidents, Ebony can be counted on to receive and relay valuable information effectively and clearly. In short, Ebony reflects the core values of this agency as seen in her positive attitude, performance and professionalism.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ebony Lyons on being selected as the 2012 Telecommunicator of the year.
The Department's Awards Board also reviewed and approved the following awards. CONGRATULATIONS to the following award recipients:Community Service Commendation
- Officer Donald Crusenberry
- 25 years - Sergeant Steve Brower
- 5 Years of Service
- Mrs. Angeline Cure
- Corporal Jarrod Edmonds
- Officer Troy Hill
- Mrs. Alison Long
- Corporal William Mayfield
- Corporal Michael Newsome
- Corporal Leon Peele
- Senior Police Officer Joshua Richardson
- 15 Years of Service
- Miss Kim Albritton
- Corporal Keith Miller
- Mr. Allen Moore
- Sergeant Richard Rogers
- Corporal Jeremy Winner
- 20 Years of Service
- Lieutenant Michael Paul
- 25 Years of Service
- Sergeant Steve Brower
- Mrs. Cynthia Johnson
- Associate's Degree - Officer David Bowers
K-9 Danny was killed in the line of duty July 21, 2006 while assisting Cpl. Chris Hicks in apprehending a top ten most wanted person on Dreaver Street in Rocky Mount. Danny is the first Rocky Mount Police Department K-9 to be killed in the line of duty.
"My eyes are your eyes, to watch and protect you and yours, My ears are your ears, to hear and detect evil minds in the dark, My nose is your nose, to scent the invader of your domain, And so you may live, my life is also yours."
Currently recruiting N.C. Certified Police Officers. Contact Officer Michael Lewis at 972-1434 if interested in becoming a police officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.