Captain John W. Rogers Jr. joined the Plymouth Police Department in January of 1986 when he was appointed a Permanent Patrolman assigned to the Patrol Division. In February of 1993 he was assigned to the Detective Division handling Criminal Investigations.
In 1996 he was assigned to the Narcotics Unit until he was promoted to Sergeant in March of 1998. Once promoted to Sergeant, he worked in the Patrol Division as a Shift Commander and Patrol Supervisor. As Sergeant, he was also assigned to head the Training Division for three years.
In June of 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Uniform Division as a Shift Commander. In October of 2005 he was assigned as the Detective Unit Commander where he supervised 10 Detectives in the general investigations and drug units until being promoted to Captain in December of 2008.
Captain Rogers is assigned to head the Operations Division. His responsibilities include the Uniform Division, Detective Division, Prosecution Division, School Resource Officers (SRO”s), as well as Internal Affairs. Captain Rogers holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College.
He is also a graduate of the 232nd session of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy in Quantico Virginia as well as the 55th session of the United States Drug Enforcement Administrations Drug Unit Commanders Academy. Captain Rogers is also on staff as an instructor and Staff Instructor for the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee in Plymouth and has done so since 1996.