Police Department Careers

Gang Unit (VIOU) Job Description

The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Violent Offender Investigation Unit is responsible for gathering intelligence and investigating crimes committed by members/associates of criminal street gangs that are located in the city of Rocky Mount and surrounding jurisdictions. Additionally, the VOIU is responsible for working with schools and community-based organizations in the areas of prevention, intervention and suppression of criminal gang activity.

VOIU Duties

  • Validate gang members based on the criteria set forth by the North Carolina Gang Investigator’s Association and state law
  • Gather intelligence on gang members and their activities
  • Investigate and apprehend gang members
  • Weapons and narcotics seizures from gangs
  • Provide gang awareness training/presentations to community organizations, city departments and schools
  • Assist the Criminal Investigation Division and other divisions within the police department with gang related crimes
  • Provide expert gang testimony in federal and state court
  • Maintain current databases on validated gang members and their criminal activity


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The Rocky Mount Chief of Police oversees four major divisions in addition to other staff.