"The Mission of the Rockingham Police Department is to enforce the laws and ordinances of the State of North Carolina and the City of Rockingham. By providing quality law enforcement we safeguard lives, enhance community safety, protect property and reduce the impact and fear of crime. Our officers seek and preserve public confidence by impartial observance of the law and by offering service and trust to all members of the public."
The Police Department serves a population of approximately 10,000 citizens in Richmond County. The department has three main divisions: Patrol, Detectives and Administrative Services.
There are 36 sworn officers and two full-time administrative assistants. The Detective Division consists of six investigators, two assigned to Narcotics, three to Major Crimes, and one assigned to work in investigating domestic violence offenses. The Police Department also has three special taskforce teams, including a Traffic Enforcement team, SWAT team and a K-9 team.
If you are interested in finding out more about employment opportunities with the City Of Rockingham Police Department, please visit the employment opportunities page.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, and in accordance with Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order, our lobby remains closed to the public.
You may still request a copy of your Accident/Incident Report however by calling (910) 895-2468 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm to speak with our Administrative Staff who can assist you.
Should you need immediate assistance at the Police Department, such as to make a report, pick up a report or to speak with an Officer, please use the video phone outside of the front door to speak with a Telecommunicator at the Richmond County Ecomm Center.
We are unfortunately not able to assist with Fingerprints at this time.
Our Community and our employees' safety remain a priority with us so please help us to retain safe social distancing and protective procedures during this difficult time.
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Chief Kelly; Officer Hooks; Major Grant
The Medal of Valor Awarded
Officer Hooks was presented the Medal of Valor at the Rockingham City Council Meeting on October 13, 2020. This award was in recognition of his courageous response and outstanding composure in de-escalating and disarming an armed individual earlier this year. This award is the Department's highest medal of recognition for service and one that has been rarely awarded. As a Department we are honored to be able to present this award to him and proud of his service to our community.
Holiday Safety Tips
The Rockingham Police Department would like to remind all citizens to keep in mind a few safety rules/tips for the holidays.
Shopping Safety Tips:
• Shop with a friend or family member. • Always try to shop before dark. • Wait for rides in well lighted areas. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Secure purses and wallets. Do not leave your purse in the shopping cart while shopping. • Avoid carrying an excessive amount of packages. • Always carry a fully charged phone. • Always LOCK your car and CLOSE your windows. • Park in well lighted areas. • Lock all valuables in your trunk; or conceal, if left, in the passenger area. • Scan your surroundings before exiting your car. • DO NOT stop for strangers, even those who appear harmless. • Avoid people or vehicles who appear interested in your activities. • Always know where you are and where you parked (ex. row #). • Keep your key fob in your hand when returning to your car. Activate the alarm on your car's key fob if you need help.
• After entering your car lock your doors and DO NOT roll your windows down for anyone who appears by your car door.
Home Safety Tips: • Don’t display gifts in front of windows/doors that anyone can look through. • Always lock your home, even if you have stepped out momentarily. • Use automatic timers for lights and TV if you will be away from home. • Use house alarm and motion sensors, if possible. • Ask a neighbor to watch your home, collect your newspapers/mail and accept package deliveries when away from home. • Avoid advertising your gifts with empty boxes left outside.
• Closely monitor your credit card bill. • Keep all shopping receipts, photograph valuables and record serial numbers.
• Schedule delivery of packages at times you will be home, or have them sent to work or other address.
Giving to Charities:
• The holiday seasons are the time when charities typically get most of their donations.
• Be certain you are giving you money to a legitimate charity whether it is solicited by phone, the internet or in person.
• The BBB Wise Giving Alliance provides internet resources to verify if a charity organization is legitimate.www.give.org
ROCKINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSOLIDATES WITH
RICHMOND COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2019, THE ROCKINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSOLIDATED DISPATCH COMMUNICATIONS WITH OUR 911 CENTER. ALL CALLS ARE NOW DISPATCHED THROUGH THE RICHMOND COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER. THIS INCLUDES ALL EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS.
THE 911 DISPATCH CENTER ANSWERS ALL EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS FOR SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR AND DISPATCHES THE APPROPRIATE HELP. THEY ARE ABLE TO COORDINATE POLICE, FIRE AND EMS FROM ONE AGENCY.
OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 A.M UNTIL 5 P.M. AND CLOSED FOR OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE TWO FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS HERE TO ASSIST YOU DURING THOSE TIMES FOR REPORTS, ETC. IN ORDER TO REACH THE ADMIN ASSISTANTS OR TO SPEAK WITH OFFICER ABOUT A CASE BY PHONE PLEASE CALL (910)-895-2468.
AT 5 P.M. OUR PHONE LINES TRANSFER OVER TO THE 911 CENTER AND YOU NO LONGER ABLE TO SPEAK WITH ANYONE DIRECTLY AT THE ROCKINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT. IF YOU NEED TO CALL FOR OFFICER ASSISTANCE PLEASE DIAL 911 AT ALL TIMES.
IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER AREA, ANOTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER AND NEED TO SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, PLEASE CALL 910-997-5081 FOR THE 911 CENTER.
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 AM-5 PM CALL (910) 895-2468
FOR DISPATCH CALL 911
Rockingham Police Dept has a drop off box in lobby for unused meds
It is extremely important to dispose of unneeded medications safely.
In addition to keeping these substances out of our water supply, safe disposal of unneeded medication helps to keep drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them.
The Rockingham Police Dept provides a medicine drop box in our lobby to dispose of unused medications.
If you are a victim of a scam or need information
on scams reported in our area
please visit our Scam Alerts page for more information.
Rockingham Police Department
311 E. Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
Administrative: (910) 895-2468
Fax: (910) 895-0899
For Dispatch Call 911
Richmond County's new service titled Code Red which
notifies citizens via telephone if there is an emergency
happening in their neighborhood. Click Link to signup