"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.
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.