WELCOME TO ROCKDALE, TEXAS!
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is a community based, non-profit organization designed to help build the business community. Our dedication is first and foremost to our members and businesses; we are also passionate about the community as a whole.
We strive to make sure that our businesses are successful and that we unify the public spirit of our community. Our mission is to preserve and promote the economic interest & well-being of Rockdale. We complete our mission every day by working with all other entities and community groups in Rockdale with the same version.
According to Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, "The Chamber gives members a place where they can become engaged, sharing a vision for the future of their community and sharing the collective influence to make it happen."
At the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, we believe in these statements and uphold the integrity and poise to be a valued organization within our community. Citizens have a responsibility to join the Chamber of Commerce as a sense of personal obligation to make a positive difference in their community.
Another role of the Chamber is that we serve as our communities Visitor Center. This gives us a responsibility to bring visitors and tourists into our community to visit our historical sites, engage in scheduled events, stay in our hotels, shop our stores and dine in our restaurants.
NEW BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
Rockdale Police Department
Thomas Harris, Chief of Police
J.D. Newlin, Police Lieutenant
140 W. Cameron Ave.
Rockdale, Texas 76567
The Rockdale Police Department consists of the following divisions:
The Rockdale Police Department consists of 11 sworn officers and six civilian personnel. The department is responsible for enforcing all federal, state and municipal laws. The department is also responsible for:
-Enforcing animal ordinances
-Investigating traffic accidents
-Providing law enforcement and dispatch assistance in times of emergency conditions
-Responding to calls of suspicious criminal behavior
-Assisting businesses and residents with crime prevention
The Chief of Police is responsible for the overall operations and policies of the department. The police lieutenant reports to the police chief, supervises the patrol officers and conducts any major investigations.
The school resource officer is assigned to the Rockdale Independent School District campuses to assist in truancy matters, investigate suspected criminal offenses on campus and counsel at-risk youths.