The Patrol Division is the primary provider of police services to the community. This service is comprised of traditional law enforcement activities and innovative, proactive strategies based on Community Policing and Problem Solving models. The key functions of the Patrol Division are to respond to calls for service. As the most visible member of the Police Department, the “beat officers” are the first responders to calls for service while patrolling the streets of Rockwall.
The Patrol Division is the largest source of uniformed personnel within the department, with strength comprised of 46 officers and 6 sergeants. The Patrol Division is responsible for the primary investigation of calls for service, community policing, traffic enforcement, and accident investigation. The division is made up of the following units: Patrol, K9, Traffic, Community Services, School Resource Officers and Special Weapons and Tactics.
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The Traffic Unit of the Rockwall Police Department’s primary function is to gain compliance by monitoring the traffic behavior of motorist in the city. The unit is comprised of one sergeant, four motorcycle officers and two officers in unmarked patrol cars. These officers have received advanced training in Accident Investigation and Reconstruction which assists them when investigating major accidents, fatalities or hit and run offenses.
The unit focuses on areas of the city where frequent accidents occur as well as; areas identified by citizens as being hazardous. We believe that through community partnerships, we can reduce traffic violations and provide the citizen of Rockwall safer roadways to travel. The unit also utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as; the Kustom Signals SMART trailer, which is deployed in areas identified as having a high volume of speed related issues. This trailer is designed to make neighboring motorist more aware of their speed, in an attempt to gain voluntary compliance of traffic laws to ensure the safety of our citizens.
To address traffic concerns in the City of Rockwall, use the online Traffic Complaint form or contact the Rockwall Police Department at (972) 771-7724.
The Rockwall Police Department Community Services Unit offers a wide variety of informative and proactive community programs. These programs are aimed at educating the citizens of Rockwall about their police department and ways that they might be able to protect themselves and their property. The Community Services Unit is located in the John Fitzwater, Sr. Community Services Center.
John Fitzwater, Sr. Community Services Center
2610 Observation Trail #103
Rockwall, Texas 75032
(972) 771-7765 or
The Community Services Center is typically opened Monday - Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm. Feel free to contact the Community Services Unit regarding crime prevention programs or to request an officer speak at your meeting. All services offered by the Community Services Unit are completely free of charge!
EXPLORER POST #1854
The Rockwall Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a program that is designed to introduce participants to all aspects of law enforcement. The Police Explorer program provides young men and women the opportunity to learn about the possible career choices that are available in law enforcement today, and it also offers participants the opportunity to learn about police techniques and procedures in a classroom and practical environment.
The Police Explorer Program was designed by the Boy Scouts of America and is administered through the Learning for Life Organization. The Police Explorer Program strives to build good character and promote good citizenship, while encouraging participants to develop personal and mental fitness.
Both male and female young adults are encouraged to join. To become a member of the Explorer Post #1854 you must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age, have parental permission if under the age of 17 and be enrolled in a high school and maintain a “C” average in each subject. In addition, you must pass a thorough background investigation and a review board. Once accepted into the program, each Explorer must complete the Basic Explorer Training Program which will be taught by Explorer Advisors. Explorers are volunteers and are not commissioned as sworn peace officers and have no enforcement authority beyond that of any citizen.
To learn more about the Police Explorer Program please contact:
Sgt. Steven Brassil
Email: email@example.com or (972) 772-6776
Officer Chris Cleveland
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 772-6746