The Rockingham Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Division was first formed in late 2002 due largely in part to a grant received from the Governor's Highway Safety Program. Their first objective is to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries by aggressively enforcing motor vehicle laws. Traffic accidents and personal injuries have been reduced by a significant amount since the inception of this team. The Traffic Enforcement Division is charged with the task of aggressive DWI detection, enforcing seatbelt usage and general highway safety. The Traffic Team has become a very productive part of our traffic safety campaign. The officers have struck a good balance between traffic and criminal law enforcement to make our streets safer.
Sgt. Marcus Ricks
Sgt. Marcus Ricks is in command of RPD's Traffic Enforcement Division. The team consists of Officer Lee Leviner, Officer Chauncey Saunders and nightshift Traffic member Officer David Gallops.
Safe Kids N.C. and the Rockingham Police Department informed the public on the temperature difference inside and outside of a hot car on Saturday, Aug. 31, with a public demonstration at the Lowe's Home Improvement store in Rockingham, NC. A vehicle was set with a large thermometer that displayed the outside temperature versus the inside temperature of the car.
The display was used as part of an educational program to remind people to never leave children or pets inside of a vehicle. To read more on this program please visit the Safe Kids website.