Rockmart, Georgia Information:

Rockmart, Georgia is located in Polk County, Georgia in the northeastern part of the state, on the Alabama/Georgia border. It was incorporated in 1872 and named for the large amounts of slate in the area. In the 2010 census, the population was 4,199 but estimates from 2016 show that about 100 people have added to that total.

Rockmart has a livability index of 59, lower than the state average of 67 and the national average of 66. The town does well in the areas of cost of living, education, amenities and weather, but it ranks poorly in housing, crime, and employment.

The Mayor of Rockmart is Mayor Stephen A. Miller. Mayor Miller can be reached at 770-684-5454 or smiller@rockmart-ga.gov.

Mayor’s Office
316 N. Piedmont Avenue
Building 100
P.O. Box 231
Rockmart, GA 30153

Crime in Rockmart, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Rockmart, Georgia was 638.8, compared to the national crime index of 275.3. When it comes to the crime rate in Rockmart, it is significantly higher than it is on average both in the state of Georgia and in the U.S., 160% higher than Georgia and 220% higher than the national average. While there were only an estimated 297 total crimes in Rockmart, the low population makes the crime rate higher. For example, if there were 100,000 people in Rockmart, there would have been 9,186 crimes committed. The Georgia state average is 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 residents and the national average is 2,837 for every 100,000 people.

If we separate the crimes into violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and assault) and property crimes (burglary, theft, and auto theft) we can see this trend in greater detail. For every 100,000 people in Rockmart, there were 717 violent crimes, which is 170% higher than the Georgia average of 386 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens, and 224% higher than the average in the nation of 396 for every 100,000 individuals. Regarding property crimes, Rockmart continues this trend. The property crime rate in Rockmart is 182% higher than the state average and 246% higher than the country average.

The overall crime rate in Rockmart, Georgia is 224% higher than the national average and Rockmart is only safer than 6% of the cities in the U.S.. In Rockmart, your chances of becoming the victim of any crime are 1 in 11 and for every 100,000 people there are 25.17 daily crimes in Rockmart. The good news is that the total year over year crimes in Rockmart has decreased by 7%.

As of January 2018, there were 64 registered sex offenders in Rockmart, Georgia.

Rockmart, Georgia Police Department Address:

Rockmart Police Department
321 N. Piedmont Avenue
P.O. Box 231
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-6558

Other Information about Rockmart Police:

The Chief of Police in Rockmart is Chief Kevin Sorrells. Chief Sorrells can be reached at ksorrels@rockmart-ga.gov.

In 2016, there were 18 full-time police officers who worked in Rockmart, making the ratio of citizens to police 1,000 to 4.16. This ratio is higher than the average in the state of Georgia, which is 2.50 officers per 1,000 citizens.

Open Records Request in Rockmart, Georgia

Records requests in the City of Rockmart should be directed to the Office Records Clerk, Tamra Cook. Ms. Cook can be reached at 770-684-5454 or tcook@rockmart-ga.gov.

The City Clerk in Rockmart is Pam G. Herring who can be reached at 770-684-5454 or pherring@rockmart-ga.gov.

City Clerk’s Office
316 N. Piedmont Avenue
P.O. Box 231
Rockmart, GA 30153

Records requests for Polk County should be sent to the Clerk of Court, Sheila Wells.

Courthouse No. 1
100 Prior St.
P.O. Box 948
Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: 770-749-2114
Fax: 770-749-2148

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Rockmart, Georgia:

The Polk County Sheriff is Sheriff Johnny Moats.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office
1676 Rockmart Highway
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-749-2900

The Administrator of the Polk County Jail is Sheriff Johnny Moats.

Polk County Jail
1676 Rockmart Highway
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-749-2900

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Visitation Schedule at Polk County Jail:

For any other information, including the status of a warrant, you should contact the Polk County Jail or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 770-749-2900.

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