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. 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.
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. This week, we are featuring Erin Mason. She stumbled upon her first communications job by chance, but quickly realized how important it was to provide help to a community and discovered that she had a passion for assisting those that were in situations where they could not help themselves. Simultaneously, Erin discovered a passion for making sure that the first responders were able to get home safely after their shift. Erin has worked in Roswell over 2 years, but has 7 years under her belt working in the public safety field. Feeling a lack of career development opportunities at her prior agency, Erin decided to make the switch to Roswell after learning that our 911 center hired a new Communications Director who was proactive in career development and training opportunities. Erin was excited to join an agency who values their communications officers and has a high standard for customer service for their community. One of Erin’s most memorable calls was when an elderly lady had been lost in our City for hours, and she was not able to find her way home. Erin and the team of dispatchers collaborated to search for the lady’s family members. They eventually located two granddaughters who arranged for the family to come and take the lady home. Erin felt a sense of accomplishment when the 911 team came together to reunite the family. In Erin’s spare time, she attends church and enjoys spending time with her husband and her sons. She hopes to visit Ireland someday because of her family’s background. 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