Message from Chief James W. ConroyI am humbled and honored to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Roswell. I thank Mayor Henry, the Roswell City Council and City Administrator Palmer for their support and their confidence in my ability to lead this department.
The Roswell Police Department has a long history of providing excellent service to this community. I am excited to be a part of that tradition and a to be a part of this team. You have my assurance that we will continue to provide excellent service, focusing on community policing by embracing the pillars of 21st Century Policing and the principles of Procedural Justice.
21st Century Policing is a comprehensive framework for providing service to the community while cultivating high quality employees. The pillars of 21st Century Policing include:
- Building Trust and Legitimacy
- Policy and Oversight
- Community Policing and Crime Reduction
- Technology and Social Media
- Training and Education
- Officer Safety and Wellness
- Opportunities for Voice
- Fairness in the processes
- Impartiality in decision making
- Transparency in actions
James W. Conroy
Chief of Police
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
For more information, please contact the Alpharetta/Fulton County Jail at
Aggressive Panhandling There are some social media posts out there claiming an adult female is going around attempting to abduct other women for the purposes of sex trafficking. The Roswell Police Department has not taken any reports regarding these circumstances. However, other agencies in the metro Atlanta area have been called and have made contact with a female subject who was aggressively panhandling for food or money, there have been no confirmed reports that the female is tied to sex trafficking. The City of Roswell has ordinances in place to prevent aggressive panhandling (Roswell, Georgia- Code of Ordinances Section 13.1.5-Panhandling). If you are ever in a situation where someone is aggressively panhandling or you witness this type of incident, please call 911. Not quite sure what aggressive panhandling is? We have attached a link below which will bring you to the City of Roswell Code of Ordinances- Panhandling section. As always, If you ever have any questions or concerns please call us at 770-640-4100 or send us a message. If it is an emergency please call 911. https://library.municode.com/ga/roswell/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COORROGE_CH13OFMIPR_ART13.1OFINPUPEOR_S13.1.5PA