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The Rocky Mount Police Department currently includes the Chief of Police, 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants, 1 Investigator, 11 Patrol Officers, and 1 Community Resource Officer. 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.

Career Opportunities

The Police Department always makes an effort to hire highly qualified and educated individuals.  All sworn employees continuously receive DCJS training and participate at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy in Salem, Virginia. 

Effective January 1, 2023, starting salary for certified officer is $48,662. 

Please visit our employment page for any current and up to date job openings in the police department. Applications can be dropped of at the Human Resources Department located at 345 Donald Ave., Rocky Mount, VA. 24151 or e-mailed to Human Resources here.  No applications will be accepted via the police department. Very competitive starting salary with years of certified law enforcement experience recognized in determining.

Excellent fringe benefits include, but not limited to:

  • Eligible for take home vehicle
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) and holiday time off
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vison.  No cost for individual and low rates for family plan.
  • Retirement through Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Liberal beard and tattoo policy

Come join our amazing community that is a beautiful place to work and live! The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.