Message from Chief Helen Dunkin

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor, the City Administrator and City Council for entrusting me with the leadership of the Roswell Police Department during this period of transition. I look forward to working with the incredible professionals that make up the Department to make this transition as seamless as possible and at the same time to continue to move the Department forward in terms of service to the community.

I will challenge each and every member of the Department including myself to interact with the community with integrity and compassion, and to conduct Department operations with transparency. As an organization, we will strive to be open and accessible and to diligently work with community members and organizations to ensure their safety and security.

As your Chief, I will promise you that I will set high expectations for all members of the organization and hold everyone accountable for performing their assigned duties with excellence.

I am committed to assessing and evaluating crime and security issues within the City of Roswell and to effectively apply Department resources to address those issues.

I recognize that the success of the crime fighting effort is the successful joining together of the community and their police force to address these pressing issues. So that said, I invite everyone in the Roswell Community to get to know your police department and its police officers and join us in our effort to make the City of Roswell Georgia, a safer, more secure and welcoming place to live, work and play.

About the Roswell Police Department

The Roswell Police Department serves and protects citizens and visitors within the city. Roswell is located 20 miles north of Atlanta. The 200 employee department serves a population of almost 100,000 and 41.95 square miles of property.

Meeting the challenges of a growing city, the Roswell Police Department touts a crime rate of only 2 persons crimes and 25 property crimes per 1,000 persons. Additional crime statistics are available in the Roswell Uniform Crime Report. Roswell residents and businesses are active in our community and support police efforts to maintain a safe environment.

The citizens can expect a professional, internationally accredited police department. The Roswell Police Department strives to set a standard of excellence for others to follow.

Accreditation

The Roswell Police Department was granted Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 1995 and has been nationally accredited since that date. In 2015 the Department as awarded the Gold Standard Assessment. To retain its accredited status, the Department is required to maintain compliance with applicable standards, keep its proofs of compliance up to date, and live the letter and spirit of those standards. Continued participation in this program ensures that our policies and procedures are defensible and in compliance with internationally accepted standards for law enforcement excellence.

The Roswell Police Department is also accredited by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Out of 650 law enforcement agencies in the State of Georgia, only 126 were GACP accredited. State accreditation represents a significant professional achievement and acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.

Mission

The Roswell Police Department vows to protect life and property, preserve the peace, and strives to prevent crime, fear, and disorder in the City of Roswell in partnership with all of those who live, work, and travel through our city.

Values

We the Roswell Police Department, show in our words and actions that we value:
  • Integrity: Honesty and truthfulness in our actions.
  • Responsibility & Professionalism: Acting professionally with the interest of the community foremost.
  • Courage: The ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation
  • Compassion: Have concern and respect for all.
  • Perseverance: The diligent pursuit of our organizational mission and vision despite hardships, obstacles, or opposition.
Through our values we commit to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Georgia in order to achieve justice for all.

Human Trafficking Notice

Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?

Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or the Statewide Georgia Hotline for Domestic Minor Trafficking at 1-844-842-3678 for help.

All victims of slavery and human trafficking have rights and are protected by international, federal, and state law.

The hotline is:
  1. Anonymous and confidential;
  2. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  3. Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information;
  4. Accessible in 170 languages;
  5. Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; and
  6. Toll free.
A printable version of this notice is available at gbi.georgia.gov/documents/human-trafficking-notice.


Detention Center

The Roswell Jail/Detention Center closed on May 8, 2017. Inmates with local charges are now being held at the Alpharetta/Fulton County Jail Facility located at 2565 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Inmate lookup can be completed by calling the facility at 404-612-3432.

For more information, please contact the Alpharetta/Fulton County Jail at 404-612-3437 or 404-612-3433.