Community Policing

Collage of Rockville City Police Officers

RCPD continually seeks opportunities to foster dialogue with the community and identify ways police and civilians can work together to address community challenges.

In 2019, RCPD began offering Fair and Impartial Policing training to the community. The training in biasfree behavior in community policing allows police and community leaders to learn together and provides a forum for open discussion and scenario-based workshops. Through the training, community members and officers find ways to better communicate and work together for a safer and more resilient community.

In addition, RCPD is in favor of creating a civilian public safety community advisory council and is committed to participating in a community forum on racial justice.

RCPD conducts programs throughout the year that present community members and officers with opportunities to learn and socialize with each other. These programs build community spirit and highlight everyone’s role in helping Rockville remain one of America’s leading small cities. They include:

  • A community police academy, as well as academies for teens and seniors.
  • Coffee with a Cop.
  • An annual police station open house.
  • National Night Out.
  • A ride-along program.
  • A liaison program in which officers are assigned to attend meetings and events organized by civic groups and homeowners associations within the city.

Community Policing Annual Reports