"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.
Our Junior Police & Fire Academy for 2018 will be June 18th - June 21st
The Rockingham Police Dept & the Rockingham Fire Dept have partnered to provide our community youth with the Junior Police & Fire Academy. The summer program has replaced our formerly named, Junior Police Academy.
For more details and the online application visit the JPFA 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.
Veterans' Day Parade - November 11th, 2017 - Rockingham
Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris & Det. Ronald Brigman
Congratulatons to Detective Ronald Brigman on completion of Tactical Training and Criminal Investigations Certificate Programs
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.