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Safe and Sound: Rocky Mount NC crime rate at a 35 year low

Rocky Mount NC Crime Rate

In addition to achieving the personal serenity and peace of mind which you desire in opting to move to the premier NC golf and retirement community, Belmont Lake Preserve, obviously safety in one’s home town is a factor which plays into the decision to relocate. As a result of the hard work and dedication of city officials working side by side with law enforcement and residents, Police Chief, James Moore was happy to report at a recent town meeting that the Rocky Mount NC crime rate has reached a 35 year low.

In bringing the good news to members of the  city council, Moore gave much credit to the efforts of city residents in the improvement of the Rocky Mount NC crime rate. He noted the collaborative work between the police department and the residents, as well as an overall community effort by concerned citizens to lend a hand to improve the community and lower the Rocky Mount NC crime rate in any way they possibly can.

Speaking with a sense of pride after seeing such positive results, Moore seemed very pleased to deliver the following statistics regarding the decrease in the Rocky Mount NC crime rate 2014 in comparison to just one year priors data.

  • A 45 percent decrease in commercial robberies
  • A 16.5 percent decrease in individual robberies
  • A 16.2 percent decrease in property crime.
  • A 10.9 percent decrease in violent and dangerous crime.

Moore, who was applauded for his efforts by city officials, has made a concerted effort during his tenure as chief of police to see the residents and his department work hand in hand through offering different programs to the public and educating the citizens in several areas that can be of assistance in lowering the Rocky Mount NC crime rate. These would include the “Citizen’s Police Academy,” which is described on the city’s website as “a program designed to acquaint citizens who are not sworn police officers with the activities of their local police department. Citizens gain an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement and have an opportunity to offer comments, ideas, and solutions.”

The “Law Enforcement Explorers” program is another way the Rocky Mount NC Police Department has been educating residents. Holding meetings twice a month, officers discuss and educate interested young men and women between the ages of 14-20 on law enforcement culture in addition to offering hands-on training and demonstrations.

Utilizing the latest in technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods in Rocky Mount NC, the Police Department also offers the “Nextdoor Program.” This is a free private social network for members of the community to communicate with one another and bulid happier and safer neighborhoods.

To learn more about these programs and other ways that you can work with Chief Moore and the police department to lend a hand in continuing to see the Rocky Mount NC crime rate decrease, visit their “Police to Citizens” here.