Rocky Mount NC – Should The Rocky Mount Police Department Follow The N.C. State General Statue When Reporting Information To The Council And To The SBI

Please tell me what you think about Mayor Combs response? Does the mayor’s statement speak to the issue that is being raised by the citizens and others?

City of Rocky Mount, NC Gov. Offices

In reference to recent reports about the police stats, please see the full statement provided by Mayor David Combs:

“In reference to shooting into an occupied dwelling, the Rocky Mount Police Department does not follow the N.C. State General Statute when submitting information to the SBI for reporting purposes. Cases, however, are prosecuted according to the statutes. The police department utilizes the State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) Incident Based Reporting Data Collection guidelines which adheres to federal criteria and not the state statute.

In 2013, the police department invited the FBI in for an opportunity to review the city’s coding system. To maintain the public’s trust, the city will invite the agency back to further review the coding system, and we will make any necessary changes.”


Police encourage neighbors to help each other out – Rocky Mount Telegram

Some are called Neighborhood Watch groups whereas others go by Community Watch or Block Watch, but the underlying concept of community participation in crime prevention is the same, and the police department is working to encourage more involvement. (More)

Chief shifts police tactics – Rocky Mount Telegram

Police Chief James Moore has made a number of changes at the Rocky Mount Police Department since he was sworn in Jan. 2.

Some of the changes are small internal adjustments while others, like the dissolution of the Street Engagement Team, are more visible to the community at-large. (More)

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Police Chief James Moore

Police stats show violent crime down – The Rocky Mount Telegram

Preliminary statistics for the Rocky Mount Police Department show an 18 percent decline in violent crime in 2011 compared to 2010.

Rocky Mount police Crime Analyst Bill Matthews said Rocky Mount police responded to 29.4 percent less robberies and 15.3 percent fewer aggravated assaults in 2011 compared to 2010. Police investigated one additional homicide and one additional rape in 2011 compared to 2010. (More)

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Rocky Mount Police Department

Manley, McMahon leave community a better place–Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount bids goodbye today to two public servants who made a big difference in our community — Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley and Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Rick McMahon. (Read more)

City to hold reception to honor retiring chief – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley this afternoon at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences.

In April, Manley announced his retirement which becomes effective Friday after 32 years in law enforcement. (Read more)

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Chief John Manley