"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 four main divisions: Patrol, Detectives, Communications and Administrative Services.
There are 35 sworn officers, four full-time telecommunicators, one full-time and one part-time administrative assistant. 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.
Officer Jan Owens visits kids at Second Baptist Christian Academy in Hamlet, NC to teach children ages 3-7 yrs of age about Halloween safety and "Stranger Danger".
Det. Lt. George Gillenwater; Lt. Andy Ansley; Lt. Matt Baldwin; Capt. Creed Freeman; Lt. Hunter Thomas; Sgt. Ray Morton; Sgt. Cheyenne Revels; Det. Sgt. Steve Odom
Departmental Promotions - May 2017
Several Officers within the Rockingham Police Department were promoted. Captain Creed Freeman was promoted from Lieutenant; Det. Lt. George Gillenwater was promoted from Sergeant; Lt. Andy Ansley, Lt. Matt Baldwin & Lt. Hunter Thomas were all promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant; Corporals Ray Morton and Cheyenne Revels were both promoted to Sergeants and Detective Steve Odom was promoted to Det. Sergeant.
GRADUATION FOR JPFA CADETS IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2017 AT COLE PLAZA-CITY HALL FROM 6 PM-8:30 PM
JPFA was held on July 10th - July 13th 2017
The Rockingham Police Dept & the Rockingham Fire Dept partnered to provide our community youth with the Junior Police & Fire Academy. This summer program replaced our formerly named, Junior Police Academy.