Message from Chief Rusty GrantOn behalf of the hard working men and women of the Roswell Police Department, I welcome you to our website. We hope you will find it useful and informative. It is intended to serve as not only an additional contact point with the citizens we serve, but also a valuable source of information on a variety of topics including crime prevention and various services that we offer. We are always looking for new ways to meet the needs of our residents and hope that you take a few minutes to browse through what we have to offer.
About the Roswell Police DepartmentThe 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. 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.
AccreditationThe 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.
MissionThe 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.
ValuesWe 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.
Detention CenterThe 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.
Welcome to Spotlight Sunday – a feature introducing you to some of our dedicated employees who work tirelessly behind the scenes in our 911 center. Introducing Valerie Gadrix. As the wife of a firefighter, public safety was her only career choice because she hoped to make a difference in her community by helping people who need it. Valerie grew up in North Fulton County and Roswell played a big role in her formative years, so working for the police department seemed like the perfect fit. She has been with Roswell for almost 2 years. When asked about a memorable call she received, Valerie remembered a time when another jurisdiction forwarded a call regarding a suicidal youth. She was given limited information because the threats were posted on a PlayStation chat group. All the dispatchers working that day came together with their resources and found the location of the person so they could immediately dispatch help. Valerie stated that she was so proud to be part of a fantastic team! When away from work, Valery enjoys spending time with her 4 beautiful children and wonderful husband. She feels very blessed to have them in her life. She also loves her job and all of her co-workers. Thank you for visiting our 911 Employee Spotlight post. These are the professionals who take control of a situation when you dial 9-1-1. The job of a dispatcher can be very stressful, yet it can be rewarding knowing that they have devoted themselves to help a person in a time of need. #WeAre911