The Rocky Mount Police Department currently includes the Interim Chief of Police, (2) First Sergeants, (5) Sergeants, (12) Police Officers, and a part-time Community Resource Officer, in addition to (3) part-time sworn officers. Civilian personnel consist of a 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, issuing citations, 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 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 and fifteen (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.

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

Contact Information:
Town of Rocky Mount Police Department
Mark Lovern, Interim Chief of Police
1250 North Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
Phone: 540-483-9275

In case of emergency, please dial 911