"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.
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.
Police are Seeking this Suspect
The Rockingham Police Department is looking for an unknown person in reference to Larceny of a Motor Vehicle from Alco #14 on Fayetteville Rd. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this person can contact Detective Ronald Brigman at (910) 895-2468 or leave a message on the Rockingham Police Department's Facebook page. Anyone else wishing to remain anonymous can call Richmond County Crime Stoppers at (910) 997-5454.
NOTICE OF COUNTERFEIT MONIES BEING PASSED IN AREA Recently the Rockingham Police Department has received numerous reports of counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses. Shown above are actual counterfeit $100 bills that were taken at area businesses. Please note the markings on the bills that state, "For Motion Picture Use Only" on front and back of the bills. The paper quality on these counterfeit bills was poor and obvious fakes. The suspects seem to target area stores and drive thru windows at night. We have also had reports of other denominations including $5 bills, $10 bills as well as $20 bills. Please advise your employees not to rely solely on the marking pens to determine if a bill is legitimate as some counterfeits are copied onto bleached smaller actual currency.
If you receive a counterfeit bill, or have questions about the accuracy of a bill, please contact the Rockingham Police Department, as well as recall any pertinet information about the suspect(s), such as the Make, Model and color of their vehicle with License tag. Please alert your employees to use all means to verify a bill before accepting it.
Anyone with information can contact the Rockingham Police Department at 910-895-2468.
please visit our Scam Alerts page for more information.
Due to recent reports we have received, Investigators with the Rockingham Police Department want to warn residents of a loosely organized group of criminals who travel state to state in rental vehicles breaking into cars where they steal purses/wallets containing driver’s licenses, debit cards, credit cards and checkbooks. The groups will then use those stolen items, along with locals they find who look like the victims, to make purchases and cash checks. They tend to use the bank drive-thru lane farthest away from the tellers when cashing checks in an effort to hide their identity. These checks may be cashed in other cities and states, normally in large amounts. If your purse or wallet is stolen please report this immediately to your local authority. With the holidays fast approaching we would like to warn everyone to remain vigilant and not to leave your purses and wallets in the vehicle when running errands and shopping. It only takes a moment for an experienced criminal to get inside a vehicle and steal your property.
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make National Night Out 2016 a great success. You can see more pictures by clicking here.
Junior Police Academy Cadets 2016
Kids enjoyed the slide and other activities at NNO 2016
POLICE SEEK HELP IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS IN LOCAL PAWN SHOP BREAK-IN
The Rockingham Police Department is asking for help in identifying two unknown subjects that broke into a local pawn shop Sunday morning around 3:50 am. One subject is wearing a black hoodie, rubber gloves and a disposable breathing mask. The second subject is wearing a blue hoodie and rubber gloves. The subjects are between 5'8' to 5'9', one slender and one slightly heaver. If anyone has any knowledge of the identity of these two subjects you can contact Det. Tunstall at the Rockingham Police Department (910) 895-2468 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at (910) 997-5454. You may be eligible for a reward if your tips lead to an arrest.
April 27, 2016
Rockingham Police Department
311 East Franklin St
Rockingham, NC 28379
Chief of Police Billy Kelly
Asst Chief Eddie Grant
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
for this service.
National Sex Offender Registry
JPA Cadets with Officers of RPD
North Carolina's Move Over law protects State Troopers and other law enforcement officers and emergency and utility workers stopped along side our highways.
The Highway Patrol has taken steps to ensure more safety for citizens and troopers. In January, 2002, the state's Move Over law took effect requiring motorists, if they can safely do so, to move one lane away from any law enforcement or other emergency vehicle that is on the side of the highway. This law includes utility vehicles that are on the side of the road restoring electrical service during an unplanned event such as a hurricane or ice storm. The utility vehicles are required to have a flashing amber-colored light.
The law requires motorists slow down and approach cautiously when an emergency vehicle is stopped on the shoulder of the roadway with its lights flashing. Motorists are required to move over to another lane away from the emergency vehicle on a multi-lane highway or slow down on a two lane highway and can do so safely. Motorists must slow down while maintaining a safe speed. G.S. 20-157 (f).
A violation of the move over law will result in a mandatory fine of $250.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Victim Notification Program
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a department of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are observed. The Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Victims are required to register with the agency to receive notification. This is for criminal aliens' release only. Please visit the following link for more information on the program: www.ice.gov/victim-notification/
Fraud & Identity Theft Are you a victim of fraud? Identity Theft? Internet crimes? If you think you may be a victim of one of these crimes, or if you have questions concerning these crimes, you may contact Detective Steve Odom. Listed below are some helpful links to other sites: