Rowlett Police Department

  • Agency: Rowlett Police Department
  • Address: 4401 Rowlett Rd, Rowlett, 75088 TX
  • Chief:
Phone: 972-412-6200
Fax: 972-412-6226

Rowlett Police Department is located at 4401 Rowlett Rd, Rowlett, 75088 TX. The Rowlett Police Department phone number is 972-412-6200.

Rowlett Police Department News

Recently some members of the Rowlett Police Department S.W.A.T. Team met with the Cybershockers Robotic Team so that they could present their robotic presentation and receive feedback from the officers for an upcoming competion. Part of the team's project was to develop a set of guidelines for use by police when using robots . The Cybershockers Robotic team placed second in the driver and autonomous programmed skills competition at the North Texas Regional Tournament. They will be competing in the World’s VEX IQ Middle School Championship Tournament in Louisville, KY April 29 - May 2 with alliances from over 35 countries and 40 states. Way to go Cybershockers!!

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunication Week. A week that is dedicated to the great men and women doing excellent work for citizens and public safety. These individuals are the unseen heroes of public safety and are the life line for many citizens that call during emergencies. The Rowlett Police Department thanks you for your service!

"We're All In" at the Operation Blue Shield 5K this morning in Dallas!

Are you familiar with Smart911? Any Rowlett citizen or business can sign up for Smart 911 at https://www.smart911.com/smart911/registration/registrationLanding.action Citizens can visit www.smart911.com to sign up and create a free Safety Profile for their household, providing information such as the names and photos of family members, health conditions, medications, pets in the home, vehicle details and emergency contacts. All information in each profile is voluntary, and each household can determine what details are important to include, as each household is different and therefore the potential rescue needs will also vary. With Smart911, you can add key information about members of your household that would help anyone you care for in the event of an emergency, whether the call is from the home or any mobile phone. Names, physical descriptions, and photos will help responders act quickly if a child goes missing, or help identify individuals in an emergency. Keep all members of your household safe by including pets, livestock, or service animals that responders need to be aware of. If a call is made from a mobile phone, a Safety Profile can provide an address which will allow first responders a location to respond to, even if cell service is poor or the call is dropped. If there is a fire in the home, a Safety Profile can immediately provide details on how to gain access into the building, the number of residents and pets inside, and a floor plan detailing the location of bedrooms and nearest exits. During a medical emergency, a Safety Profile can deliver important details on how to treat a patient, ranging from potential allergies to medical conditions such as epilepsy or autism. In a car accident, the Safety Profile can include vehicle information, the citizen’s medical treatment restrictions and emergency contact details.

Verizon is working on a tech issue that is keeping customers from reaching the police/fire/EMS non-emergency lines. If you need assistance please call or text 911.

Congratulations to Marquale Pierson and Cynthia Zavala, our newest academy graduates! You will see these smiling faces on your streets soon Rowlett!

Rowlett Police are in the 6700 block of Creek Bend Drive searching for a suspect who stole a vehicle and then abandoned it in this area. RPD is being assisted by Wylie PD K-9, and Dallas Air One.

Artist Steve Bundell stopped by to give some of his original drawings to a few of our officers that are also military veterans. He also donated a drawing to be hung at the PD. Thanks for your support sir!

On 3/4/18 the Rowlett Police Department received an iPad that was found in the 6700 block of Alissa Dr. When the iPad was found, it was in good working condition, and still had a 29% battery charge. The screen is locked, but from the locked screen, it reads “Joe’s iPad” and there was a doctor’s appointment booked for March 12, 2018. If you are missing the iPad, and can provide unique specific details about it, contact Det. McKenzie at 972-412-6211 or bmckenzie@rowlett.com so it can be returned to the rightful owner.

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 9:28 p.m., a Rowlett Police Officer patrolling the area behind the Rowlett Community Center observed a vehicle with a single occupant parked in a dark area. The officer contacted the occupant, a 17 year old white male, to determine what he was doing. Officers observed a rifle in plain view inside the vehicle, which prompted a vehicle search for officer safety. Illegal drugs, a club, a loaded 9 mm rifle, and a Halloween mask were found. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail. The suspect has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (2nd degree felony), Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, enhanced (State Jail Felony) and Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree felony). There is no specific evidence at this time to substantiate beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect was intending to do harm to anyone. This investigation continues.

MEDIA RELEASE Rowlett Police received 911 call from City of Rowlett Water Department employees on 02/28/18 at 6:20 p.m. that they had been shot at in the area of 10000 River Bend Dr. The water employees were working on water main repair on the block. They reported that a male driver exited his vehicle and began to move barricades off of the street. The driver returned to his vehicle and parked at his house in the area of 10000 River Bend Dr. As two water employees drove by in a marked City of Rowlett Water Department truck, a male exited the front door of a house and fired one gunshot towards the city truck. The city workers called 911 and reported the incident. Rowlett Police Officers responded and set up perimeter on the incident location. The male exited the house and was detained and the investigation is ongoing. No one was injured in this incident.

The funeral procession route for Officer Sherrard is as follows: The procession route will be northbound 75, exit and go eastbound on PGBT, exit Miller Rd and go west on Miller Rd, north on Rowlett Rd, Rowlett Rd to Sacred Heart Cemetery. The graveside service will be a private ceremony, so Sacred Heart Cemetery will be closed to the public. We anticipate the procession to arrive in Rowlett around 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. There will be several road closures in Rowlett during the procession, so expect traffic delays during the procession. We ask that you plan an alternate route if you would like to avoid the road closures. When the procession arrives in Rowlett, the following road closures will occur: EB Merritt Rd entrance ramp to PGBT SB PGBT service road at Main St Entire intersection of PGBT service roads at Miller Rd (no WB traffic during procession) All side streets on Miller Rd between PGBT service road and Rowlett Rd Entire intersection of Miller Rd at Rowlett Rd for an extended period of time NB Rowlett Rd will remain closed for an extended period of time. If you plan on showing your respect to Officer Sherrard along the procession route, we ask that you do not park your vehicles on any roadways along the route. Please see the image which shows the impacted areas and locations of road closures (marked with red stars). Update: Beginning at 1:00 pm on February 13, 2018, city personnel will begin coning off lanes for north and south bound lanes of Rowlett Rd. One lane each direction, north and south bound, will remain open until the procession arrives in Rowlett. Once the procession arrives at Rowlett Rd and Miller Rd, the entire intersection will be shut down until the procession turns north bound on Rowlett Rd. North bound Rowlett Rd will remain blocked until the procession clears the roadway and enters the cemetery. Once the procession enters the cemetery, one lane of north bound Rowlett Rd will be re-opened. Be cautious in the area as there will be city personnel working in the roadway on both north and south bound Rowlett Rd prior to the funeral.

Icy conditions in Rowlett - stay home if you can!

For those who have asked about services for Richardson Officer David Sherrard who was killed in the line of duty, here is the information. Both the candlelight vigil and the funeral service at Watermark Community Church are open to the public. Please be aware that Officer Sherrard will be buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett on Tuesday afternoon, but the family has requested a private graveside service. We respectfully ask that you honor the family's wishes.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Richardson Police Department and with the family of the young officer who was taken too soon from his loved ones.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado and with the family of the young deputy who was taken too soon from his loved ones.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Rowlett Police Department!

MEDIA RELEASE Bank robbery: Rowlett, Texas The Rowlett Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery at Independent Bank located at 5900 Rowlett Rd. Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas. On Friday, 12/22/17 at 2:15 p.m. the Rowlett Police Department received a 911 call of a bank robbery. The bank was robbed by a male suspect armed with a handgun and wearing a mask. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. He was in a white Ford F250 four door pick up with a white topper. The suspect is described as a thin to medium build white male wearing a skeleton mask. No bank employees were injured in the robbery. The suspect and vehicle were captured on surveillance video. If you have any information please contact the Rowlett Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 972-412-6220. Detective Cruz Hernandez at 972-412-6294 or chernandez@rowlett.com.

Blake Powers from KLUV 98.7 FM stopped by Rowlett PD with a honey baked ham and all the fixings. Thanks KLUV! Patrol will have lunch on Christmas day!

MEDIA RELEASE Burglaries of unlocked parked vehicles: Rowlett, Texas The Rowlett Police Department is investigating about 40 reported burglaries of unlocked parked vehicles in Northwest Rowlett. The area of the burglaries are north of Lakeview Parkway, East of Antioch Drive, South of Castle and West of Toler Rd. The investigation has identified that two male suspects walk the streets and alleys between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and burglarize unlocked parked vehicles. One suspect in the burglaries is described as tall thin black male between the ages of 18 to 20 years old. The black male suspect was captured on surveillance at Firewheel Town Center with an Asian male attempting to use one of the stolen credit cards from the burglaries. Another unauthorized attempt to use a stolen credit card at McDonald’s at Lakeview Parkway and Rowlett Rd. captured suspects driving in a black BMW. Both suspects captured on video surveillance remain unidentified. The Rowlett Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects. Any information can be forwarded to Rowlett Police Criminal Investigations at 972-412-6220 or Detective Cruz Hernandez at 972-412-6294 or chernandez@rowlett.com

On Saturday, December 16th, the Rowlett Crisis Assistance Program hosted it's first Christmas Luncheon at the Main Street Events Building. It was a huge success!