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The Rock Hill Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its voluntary participation in a program to maintain law enforcement accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.


Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state of the art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.


As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM. The session will be conducted in the Rock Hill Police Department Training Room, located in the Rock Hill Law Center at 120 E. Black Street.


Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 803-326-3811 on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.


Telephone comments and appearances at the Public Information Session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available to the Rock Hill Police Department, 120 East Black Street. Local contact is Carrie R. Gordon, Accreditation Manager, 803-329-8736.


Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Rock Hill Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation are requested to write to: CALEA, 10302 Eaton Place #100, Fairfax, VA 22030-2215.



Citizen Fingerprinting- Every Tuesday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 2-4pm at the Law Center- 120 East Black St.  Cost $5 if you provide your own fingerprint card. EXACT CHANGE ONLY.




Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
FY 2015 Local Solicitation

Attachment #7


The JAG Grant is a direct award grant that is available to local municipalities and other government agencies for the purpose of law enforcement programs and technology purchases. The City of Rock Hill (Rock Hill Police Department) has been awarded $29,672 for the 2015 year. There is no match required for this grant and official approval by the governing body is not necessary.

After discussion with Chief Watts and Command Staff at the Police Department, the decision was made to use the available funds to purchase six (6) Mobile In-Car Video Cameras to capture audio and video recordings of interactions between on-duty Rock Hill Police Department officers and citizens during traffic stops and other related contacts.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance requires all JAG applications be made available for review by citizens at least 30 days prior to application submittal for comments. To review the document or offer comments please contact Carrie Gordon, Grants Administrator at (803)329-8736 or by June 25, 2015.


 Community Forum Presentation- Chief Watts- 11/12/13

Community Forum 2013


Press Release- 11/12/13
Rock Hill Police are debuting their social media apps and sites today
The Rock Hill Police Department now has an APP available for Apple I-Phones and I-Pads for citizens to stay in touch with the Police Department. There is also an APP availabe for android based devices.  The Apps are free.  The App for Apple products can be found at the Apple App Store and the App for android devices can be found at the Google Play Store.  The App is not available for blackberry devices.  The App is called "RHPD Citizen App".  It will allow citizens to:  provide confidential tips, commend an officer, access police officer contact directory, access the Rock Hill most wanted list, crime map, crime videos, emergency notifications, and the recruiting website for potential officers.
The Department now has a Twitter Account and a Facebook Account.  Citizens can follow us on twitter at:  @ROCKHILLPD.  We can also be followed on Facebook at:  Rock Hill South Carolina Police Department.  These sites will be used to provide citizens and guests to Rock Hill with information regarding department events and programs, as well as emergency situation notifications, and updates such as road closures, weather alerts, and major crime information. 
Chief Watts states, "We are looking forward to using social media as an avenue to keep our city more informed with real time accurate information about events and situations occuring in our community."


The F.B.I. posts regular updates on the various types of SCAMS that or being reported to Law Enforcement.

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