Ray Fitzwater Promoted to Lieutenant, Rockwall PD

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 26, 2019) Congratulations to Ray Fitzwater of the Rockwall Police Department, recently promoted to Lieutenant. Ray Fitzwater has worked for the City of Rockwall for 25 years and he has held various assignments in the Police Department including Patrol Officer, Motor Jock, Field Training Officer, Accident Reconstructionist, Patrol Sergeant, CID Sergeant, […]

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, Police Departments Partner with OffenderWatch Sex Offender Registry Network

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, Police Departments Partner with OffenderWatch Sex Offender Registry Network

(ROCKWALL, TX  — May 14, 2019) Six law enforcement agencies in Rockwall County have all joined a sex offender registry network called OffenderWatch, the nation’s leading sex offender registry management and community notification technology solution. With more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and about 155 registered sex offenders living in Rockwall […]

Rockwall Noon Rotary Recognizes Area First Responders

Rockwall Noon Rotary Recognizes Area First Responders

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 3, 2019) Several outstanding employees of first responder services in cities throughout the county were recognized at the Rockwall Noon Rotary meeting on Thursday, May 2. Individuals with Rockwall police, fire and EMS, Fate Department of Public Safety, Heath Department of Public Safety, McLendon-Chisholm Fire Rescue, and the Rockwall County Sheriff’s […]

Rockwall County Jury Sentences Convicted Felon to 25 Years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Rockwall County Jury Sentences Convicted Felon to 25 Years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 4, 2019) Last week, a Rockwall County jury convicted Robert Conrad Etheridge, 57, of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  After the jury returned a verdict of guilty, Etheridge was sentenced to twenty-five (25) years in prison. Jurors heard testimony that on November 21, 2017, Rockwall […]

Police Explorers: Discovering Career Options in Law Enforcement

Police Explorers: Discovering Career Options in Law Enforcement

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 29, 2019) For young adults exploring potential career options, the Rockwall Police Department offers a program providing an invaluable experience of what it’s like to work in law enforcement. Designed by the Boy Scouts of America and administered through the Learning for Life organization, the Rockwall Police Explorer Program offers participants […]

Day in the Life: Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs

Day in the Life: Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs

(ROCKWALL, TX – November 27, 2018) A photo of a police officer’s hat with children’s’ hand prints scattered around it; A framed collage holding encouraging words of strength and love with “Back the Blue” scribbled in crayon surrounded by a rainbow and several hearts; Red and blue stars in the shape of a big heart […]

Rockwall Police Department Honors Longest Serving Officer

Rockwall Police Department Honors Longest Serving Officer

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 31, 2018) The Rockwall Police Department celebrated the retirement of the longest tenured officer in its history with a ceremony at the Center yesterday. The event marked the official retirement of Sergeant Jeff Welch, who spent 35 years on the force in Rockwall. “Being a part of the police department family […]

Free VIN Etching Event in Rockwall Nov. 3

Free VIN Etching Event in Rockwall Nov. 3

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 8, 2018) The Rockwall Police Department, Texas Automobile Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority, and the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force invite all to a free VIN etching event on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot (765 E I-30, Rockwall, Texas 75087). […]

County Corner: Assessing the needs of the Rockwall County Jail

County Corner: Assessing the needs of the Rockwall County Jail

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 30, 2018) The Commissioners Court recently held a special meeting to select a consultant from an RFQ we sent out for a Rockwall County Jail space use/needs assessment. To address the need for such an assessment, let me preface this with some facts regarding the Rockwall County Jail. The jail was […]

Rockwall County first responders honored at Rotary

Rockwall County first responders honored at Rotary

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2017) The Rockwall Noon Rotary Club honored a group of Rockwall County first responders who have exhibited an exceptional level of service to their respective communities over the past year. The following first responders were recognized at the Rotary meeting last week: Fate Department of Public Safety Officer of the […]

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