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 […]

Rockwall Police prayer service honors fallen state law enforcement officers

Rockwall Police prayer service honors fallen state law enforcement officers

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 16, 2017) In recognition of National Police Week, officers with the Rockwall Police Department gathered with community members for a prayer service in remembrance of 21 Texas law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty within the past year. The event took place in the parking lot of the […]

Huge turnout for Snowball Express, families of fallen heroes

Huge turnout for Snowball Express, families of fallen heroes

(ROCKWALL, TX — Dec. 15, 2016) Dozens of Rockwall citizens joined city officials, the Rockwall Police Department, the Rockwall Fire Department, the Rockwall Honor Guard, Patriot Guard Riders and the Rockwall High School Orange Wave Band in welcoming the Snowball Express at Shenaniganz in Rockwall on Tuesday, Dec. 13. A Rockwall PD escort led several […]

Women In Need vigil recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Rockwall

Women In Need vigil recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 11, 2016) While pink apparel can be seen almost everywhere this month in recognition of breast cancer awareness, Women In Need (WIN) invited everyone last week to don another color for another important cause. On an early rainy Friday morning, WIN handed out purple ribbons and recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month in […]