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Chief of Police
This division consists of the Acting Chief of Police Bob Rappoport, Community Services Officer, Crime Analyst and the Chief's Assistant.

The Chief is responsible for:
  • Overall Operations and Mission of the Police Department
  • Maintaining appropriate relations with the public and media
  • Carrying out the inspection services function of the department

Community Services Officer
The primary responsibility of the Community Services Officer is to effectively implement the Department's Crime Prevention Programs.

Neighborhood Services Division
The primary function is animal control, including the licensing of dogs, picking up deceased animals, handling complaints involving animals, handling animal bite complaints and enforcement of animal control laws. The division also assists with the enforcement of parking violations and abandoned automobiles.

The aim is to create in the minds of the Rockville residents and businesspersons an awareness of the roles they can individually and collectively play in the reduction and/or prevention of crime. Also to encourage individual, group, school, neighborhood, and community follow up and activities to reduce / prevent crime.

Accreditation Program
This information is to provide the reader with an overview and explanation of the Accreditation process for law enforcement agencies.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) was formed in 1979 to establish a body of standards to:

  • Increase law enforcement agency capabilities to prevent and control crime.
  • Increase agency effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services.
  • Increase cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies, and with other agencies of the criminal justice system.
  • Increase citizen and employee confidence in the goals, objectives, policies, and practices of the agency.

The Commission was formed to develop an accreditation process that provides law enforcement agencies an opportunity to demonstrate voluntarily that they meet an established set of professional standards.
This information  helps the reader to understand what the accreditation process is, and the process that is followed in obtaining accreditation.

Anyone desiring further information should contact the Department Accreditation Manager, Lt. Brian Paul at 240-314-8968.

For more information on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., visit their website: www.CALEA.org.