Rockledge is proud to be Brevard County's first city and is home to almost 25,000 people. The city is 13.4 square miles and is governed by six city council members and a mayor. The town is known for hosting a variety of different festivals and events throughout the year including a car show, a Memorial Day parade and the National Night Out.
Law Enforcement in Rockledge
The Rockledge Police Department employs 50 full-time officers and 20 civilian employees. The department's annual budget is approximately $5 million. Police reports from the most recent available year (2012) show that the officers issued 2,588 traffic citations and filed 4,186 police reports during that year. The department also made 75 DUI arrests and responded to 561 domestic violence calls.
All the police in the area must be certified by the State of Florida in order to perform their duties. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office also patrols this area. Rockledge also has its own fire department with three stations and there is a county fire department within the city limits.
Crime in Rockledge
City-Data reports that crime in Rockledge is generally less than the national U.S. average. The most common crime in the area is theft, with 466 reported incidents in 2012. There was also 1 murder and 10 incidents of rape in 2012 in Rockledge.
Most Rockledge cases are handled in the Brevard County courts. Whether you have been issued a traffic violation that you would like to dispute or are facing difficult charges for murder or rape, call Steven G. Casanova, P.A. today. Our team is committed to representing Rockledge locals in a variety of cases with focused precision. We understand the challenges that you are facing and know the creative methods that may be able to facilitate a satisfactory outcome in your case.