The Rocky Mount Police Department currently includes the Chief of Police, 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants, 1 Investigator, 10 Police Officers, and a part-time Community Resource Officer, in addition to 1 part-time sworn officers. Civilian personnel consist of an Accreditation Specialist, Records Manager and a Records Clerk.

The Police Department is responsible for patrol duties throughout the corporate limits, working with citizens in neighborhood watch programs, investigations of criminal activities, arresting criminal offenders, providing testimony in criminal trials, and issuing citations. They are also responsible for Town code enforcement, parking enforcement on public streets and parking lots, traffic control and signalization, education and crime prevention, and other matters related to public safety.

The Police Department also assists other law enforcement agencies by participating in truancy prevention and intervention programs with the Franklin County Public Schools and various safety and crime prevention programs with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police.

The Rocky Mount Police Department is devoted to the concept of community policing and encourages its officers to become involved in community activities and creating a forum of trust with businesses and neighborhood residents.


The Department is represented at career fairs and always makes an effort to hire highly qualified and educated persons. All sworn employees continuously receive DCJS training and participate at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy in Salem, Virginia. The Department offers a competitive salary, retirement through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), health/life insurance, in addition to Personal Time Off (PTO) starting at 6.5 hours per pay period(every two weeks) and 15 holidays per year.


The Mission of the Rocky Mount Police Department, in cooperation with the community, is to deter crime and the fear associated with it and to address issues that affect the quality of life in the town. Our mission is accomplished within the legal and moral standards of our community.

Community Policing

The Department embraces the community-policing concept, which encompasses citizens in crime prevention and detection efforts.