CAREERS WITH THE RMPD
The Rocky Mount Police Department serves a growing community with a population of approximately 58,000. The Department's 208 employees, which includes 165 full-time sworn officers, service an area of about 37.5 square miles. This agency actively participates in community oriented policing philosophies. The department offers professional and rewarding careers, excellent training, benefits, including career development and promotional opportunities.
Qualified individuals without basic law enforcement certification will begin their career by attending the Rocky Mount Police Department's Police Academy for twenty weeks with training offered in areas of law, firearms, defensive tactics, community policing, departmental policies, driver training, first aid, human relations, and other law enforcement techniques. Sworn status is dependent upon completion of the academy. Starting salary for a police cadet without law enforcement certification is $36,525.12. After successful completion of basic law enforcement training and field training, salary is then increased to $38,374.22. The Rocky Mount Police Department welcomes interested individuals that already possess North Carolina basic law enforcement certification.
| Salary Levels (as of July 2016)
| Police Cadet
| Police Officer
| Senior Police Officer