The Rocky Mount Police Department serves a growing community with a population of approximately 58,000. The Department's 224 employees, which includes 164 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 being sworn in, the 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.

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Note for Veterans:

The Rocky Mount Police Department's entry-level training program was approved by the NC Department of Labor as a nationally recognized Police Officer Apprenticeship Program. During the first three years of employment with the RMPD, any veteran who meets the training requirements set forth by the Police Officer Apprenticeship Program may choose to receive monthly compensation from their GI Training benefit in addition to their regular City of Rocky Mount salary. This benefit can be as much as $800 per month additional income for the veteran employee. For complete details, download a brochure.