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MyRMT powered by Atlas One, Mobile Application

Rocky Mount, N.C. – Many city departments within the City of Rocky Mount have worked extremely hard to bring our newest technology, a community engagement application for mobile phones, MyRMT powered by Atlas One, onboard. As a result, we are excited to announce that MyRMT is now live for City of Rocky Mount and available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store.

All iOS and Android devices are fully functional, and can receive alert notifications as well as send and receive messages from the Rocky Mount Police & Fire Department. Below are the instructions to download MyRMT powered by Atlas One on your mobile devices:

How it Works

    • Download the free iOS or Android MyRMT App
    • Tap “GET STARTED” to create your Atlas One profile
    • Share your location or add favorite places that you want to track
    • If an alert occurs nearby your current location, or places you track, the app will send a push notification alert
    • The Rocky Mount Police Department will also have the ability to publish incidents, events, places, and guides, and include interactive information such as directories, maps, news updates, links, and faqs.

City Council Supports QVC Distribution Center and Employees

Rocky Mount, N.C. Mayor Sandy Roberson and the Rocky Mount City Council continue to offer their support of the families affected by the QVC fire that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 18. A resolution adopted by the Rocky Mount City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 21 puts that support in writing, as the governing body has acknowledged the value and contributions made by area business such as QVC.

The resolution pledges its support and assistance for QVC and its employees in future employment events as it works to rebuild and restaff the distribution center. The resolution also recognizes the work of firefighters – including the Rocky Mount Fire Department — emergency services personnel and first responders, who risked their health and safety during the incidents. Finally, the resolution expresses condolences to the family of Kevon Ricks, who died during the fire. 

The Council’s resolution will be ratified during the Jan. 10, 2022 Rocky Mount City Council meeting.

“QVC is a member of our community family, and we will do all that is within our power to support them and their employees as they rebuild,” Roberson said. “This resolution is a small step in the right direction toward the path of healing for us all.”

RMPD Makes Multiple Agency Enhancements Entering 2022

Rocky Mount, N.C. – The Rocky Mount Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of services to the community. Despite the 13 murders reported in a recent article published by 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square, the Rocky Mount Police Department continues to make significant progress regarding its crime reduction efforts, strengthening of criminal investigations, and community outreach.

The article accurately reported the number of murders but it did not factor in the hard work of our dedicated Homicide Investigation Unit, which brought closure to families of those victims with a 77% clearance rate. In 2020, the national clearance rate was 54.4%. The Rocky Mount Police Department knows one murder is too many, but in the event of any such incidents, all resources will be utilized to solve cases.

The Rocky Mount Police Department has implemented numerous crime reduction strategies resulting in a 21% decrease in crime activity from December 2021 compared to December 2020. Such strategies include:

    • The implementation of NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network), which compares images of submitted ballistic evidence from shooting scenes and recovered firearms and produces a list of possible similar results
    • The establishment of a Violent Crime and Gang Task Force, which utilizes datadriven strategies to prevent, enforce and enhance public safety
    • Strengthened relationship with federal partners to remove illegally obtained and stolen guns off the city’s streets. Efforts resulted in nearly 400 firearms seized in 2021

The department continues its efforts in strengthening criminal investigations and response times. Efforts have included:

    • The outfitting of every patrol vehicle with an Automatic Vehicle Locator, which allows the 911 Emergency Center to identify the closes patrol unity of crimes in progress, which has provided for better response times, and in many cases reduced the ability of situations to become more violent
    • Implementation of FUSUS system, a real-time intelligence center with numerous cameras strategically placed throughout the ShotSpotter areas of the city. FUSUS has enhanced investigations and assisted officers in locating shooting suspects and the recovery of stolen vehicles
    • The continued use of ShotSpotter, a gunfire detection system, has alerted the department on average 40% faster in more accurately identifying the location of shots fired incidents

Ultimately, the Rocky Mount Police Department strives to be engaged with members of its community. The department has accomplished this during the past year via:

    • Increased public service announcements (PSAs) with the objective of having an informed and safer community
    • Implementing a community engagement application, Atlas One. The department is just the second organization in North Carolina to utilize the application, which is focused on creating two-way communication between RMPD and the citizens of Rocky Mount. Atlas One will notify citizens of crimes occurring within the city in nearly real-time
    • Creation of an additional Facebook page, “Rocky Mount Police 2 Citizen,” dedicated to notifying citizens of wanted individuals. More than 50% of the tips received from the new page have led investigators to clear criminal cases
    • Continued promotion and engagement with the Police Athletic/Activities League. In 2021, the Rocky Mount Police Department became an official PAL chartered member. The program allows officers and members to engage with community youth via athletics and recreational activities

“I’m proud of the work the men and women of the Rocky Mount Police Department continues to provide city of Rocky Mount citizens and visitors,” Hassell said. “We will continue to work tirelessly to reduce crime and create a safer environment for the community.”

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The City of Rocky Mount considers its employees to be one of its most valuable assets. The City Manager’s Awards Program is a recognition program that acknowledges employees who go above and beyond the job description requirements and excels at exemplifying the City’s core values: Customer-Centered Service, Professionalism, Respect, Teamwork & Leadership, and Supportive Work Environment.

Resilience Plan Public Survey 2

Rocky Mount is developing a Resilience Plan to evaluate current and future risks and challenges and identify ways to adapt and become a safer, more prosperous, and more equitable place to live for years to come. Your input will help us to better develop resilience strategies for Rocky Mount that address the risks and vulnerabilities in Rocky Mount. This survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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