Retired Captain Rodney Rowland is a native of Upland, California. His mother is from Dunn, NC and he has lived here since the age of 5. Ret. Capt. Rowland was the first police officer of the Dunn Police Department to start the Dunn Police Athletic & Activities League since its start in 1995. Capt. Rowland retired December 1, 2021 with 32 years as a sworn police officer of the Dunn Police Department. He is married with two boys. He attends and an active member of Central Baptist Church of Dunn and a former member of Robert’s Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church of Sampson County.