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.
Human Trafficking NoticeAre 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:
- Anonymous and confidential;
- Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
- Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information;
- Accessible in 170 languages;
- Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; and
- Toll free.
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.
**** UPDATE **** On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 the two subjects involved in the active suspicious vehicle investigation came to the Roswell Police Department, on their own, to speak with Detectives about the incidents reported to the media yesterday. The subjects are self-employed mobile scratch and dent repairmen. They described looking for work and meeting clients in retail shopping centers. The subjects stated that they became aware of the media reports this morning that showed photographs their vehicle. They wished to clarify their reason for being reported in multiple parking lots in the city speaking to citizens. They were notified that their activities have caused alarm. There have been no reports of criminal activity or City Ordinance Violations relating to the reported incidents. There will be no criminal charges at this time. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: We are investigating 4 reports of a suspicious van that has been seen in several parking lots. A light colored Honda Odyssey van has been seen at the Kroger located at 2300 Holcomb Br. Rd., Rivermont Square Kroger located at 8465 Holcomb Br. Rd., and Kroger located at 570 East Crossville Rd. The most recent sighting was on January 11th at 4:30PM where a van was spotted following a teen driver walking to her car in the T.J. Maxx parking lot located at 1125 Woodstock Rd. The person could not confirm the make or model of the van; however, a handicap sign was hanging on the rearview mirror. The driver and passenger are described as men in their 30’s, non-Caucasian with tan complexion – possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern. In all reported cases, there has not been any contact or communication between the reporting parties and the occupants of the van. In the past, we have worked similar cases where scammers are targeting local parking lots offering unsuspecting victims car repairs for money. If a stranger approaches you offering any services, simply walk away. As always, call 911 to report suspicious activity.