D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Offered to elementary school students, this program educates children and young adults about the dangers of drugs, gangs and violence and teaches them to make healthy life choices.
Internet Exchange Safe Zone
Potential users of websites such as Craigslist and other online services can use the side parking lot of the Rolesville Police Department (204 Southtown Circle), as a safe place to exchange internet purchases. While a large number of internet transactions occur without issues, the Rolesville Police Department wants to reduce the risk of fraudulent activity by providing a safe zone. The zone is clearly marked by signs and is video recorded 24 hours a day.
Medication Disposal Drop Box
To facilitate the disposal of expired or unwanted medications, the department provides a medication drop box in the lobby of the Rolesville Police Department (204 Southtown Circle). Accepted items include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and medication samples. Unacceptable items include liquid medications, ointments, inhalers, aerosols, vitamins, illicit drugs and items with a needle.
Operation Porch Light
Flip on your light to put crime in sight. All auto break-ins usually have one thing in common: there is something left in the car worth stealing. Most larcenies from cars are “crimes of opportunity” that could be prevented by taking some preventative steps. The Rolesville Police department recommends that residents turn on exterior porch and driveway lights, lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors, and avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle.
Telephone Reassurance Program
This service is available to Town residents at no cost, and it is open to anyone who lives alone, age 65 years of age or older, or any adult with a physical disability. The Telephone Reassurance Program provides a friendly and familiar voice to people who live alone and feel isolated from the community because of their homebound status. The program operates Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A trained representative calls between the hours listed above to assure safety and provide a sense of caring. If there is not an answer, an emergency contact person must verify the well-being of the individual.
Annual or Seasonal
Picnic With Police (March)-NEW
Officers will be at Main Street Park from 12-2pm on Monday, March 11 (a WCPSS Teacher Workday). Come enjoy a free lunch (while supplies last) and get to know some of your local law enforcement in a positive environment.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Citation Program (April-September)
From April through September each year the department promotes a positive Bicycle Helmet Safety Citation, which is offered to youth “caught” wearing a safety helmet while bike riding in town. According to NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children ages 4 through 14. The injury and death rate statistics of juveniles while operating bicycles on the streets is alarming. Rolesville Police Department partners with McDonald’s to sponsor the program by providing officers with ice cream cone gift cards to share with kids that are spotted wearing a helmet while riding their bicycles and tricycles to reward them and encourage safe habits.
Bike Rodeo (May)
Our Bike Rodeo is a free event to help kids ages 4-14 learn about bike safety in a fun way! Our officers will accompany participants through an obstacle course, share bicycle safety tips, and help with helmet fittings. Participants will earn a certificate of completion and have a chance to win cool prizes like a brand new bike! Save the date-May 4, 2024.
Camp K.I.D.D.S (June)
Camp K.I.D.D.S (Kindness. Integrity. Decisions. Duty. Service.) is a FREE week-long summer camp for up to 50 students, ages 10-12 years old. This camp offers athletic activities and enrichment classes on peer pressure, anti-bullying, and alcohol & drug prevention. The program provides an important opportunity for police officers to interact with local youth in a positive and encouraging environment. The activities at Camp K.I.D.D.S expose students to everyday situations that allow them to practice making the right choices in difficult circumstances. Camp K.I.D.D.S. is run by Rolesville police officers, community volunteers, local organizations such as: M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and guest speakers from The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education. Campers will learn life skills, play sports, create art, meet local first responders, and attend a field trip. Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday by local sponsors. Save the date-the next camp will be June 24-28, 2024!
National Night Out (October)
National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live, work and play. Join us for free food, games, music, meet police officers & first responders, and learn valuable crime prevention tips & demos! Save the date-October 1, 2024.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (with National Night Out)
Impairment Goggles are an internationally popular hands-on prevention tool used to educate people of all ages about the consequences alcohol misuse and abuse. The goggles use a special lens technology that allows the wearer to experience a realistic simulation of impairment. Participants experience how alcohol impairs a person’s balance, vision, reaction time, and judgment. Simple activities with the goggles, such as walking a line “heel-to-toe”, standing on one leg, reaching out to grab a set of car keys, or tossing a ball, become effective teaching moments as the participant experiences how susceptible they are to potentially dangerous consequences.
Participants perform simple sobriety tests without the goggles to establish a sober baseline. The exercise is then repeated while wearing the goggles. Participants typically struggle to maintain their balance, equilibrium, reaction time, targeting and will exhibit behaviors similar to an individual under the influence of alcohol. Participants gain an understanding of the impact of alcohol on their ability to function. The experience can be used to support lessons about impaired driving, high risk or binge drinking, underage drinking or any initiative dealing with the misuse and abuse of alcohol.
National Coffee With A Cop Day (October)
Join our officers and staff for casual conversations and coffee at multiple locations around Rolesville. This is a great chance to get to know the officers helping to serve our area with respect and pride or share your thoughts with your local law enforcement. Save the date-October 2, 2024.
Holiday Meal Giveaway (November and/or December)
We are proud to help with meal giveaways facilitated by the Northern Community Food Security Team, which includes a representative from Rolesville Parks & Recreation. To get details on scheduled food security events, visit https://www.rolesvillenc.gov/community-resources/food-security
Shop With A Cop (December)
The Shop with a Cop program is designed to help foster positive interactions between students and law enforcement while spreading holiday cheer. Individual officers are partnered with underprivileged or at-risk students (K-8th grade) as their "shopping buddy" for the day; each pair is given a gift card to shop at Walmart to choose clothing, toys, books, and more for the child. Financial donations are accepted year-round for this program at Town Hall or the Police Department. We'd like to thank Shop With A Cop sponsors and donors for their generous contributions and continued support. Save the date-December 7, 2024.