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.
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.
AccreditationThe Roswell Police Department is one of fewer than 450 municipal law enforcement agencies that has received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Department is also one of fewer than 150 law enforcement agencies that has received state certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
StaffOur personnel are committed to the CALEA ideal of excellence. Excellence means going far beyond the line of duty, doing more than others expect. This is what excellence is all about. It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, looking for the smallest detail, and going the extra mile. Excellence means caring and making a special effort to do more.
Community Oriented PolicingIn order to achieve excellence, we are dedicated to the concept of Community Oriented Policing (COP). COP is predicated on seeking input from the community on law enforcement and quality of life issues. I hope our citizens will test our commitment by using this site to report non-emergency neighborhood problems, complaints, and suggestions.
Personal CommitmentWe read all emails and direct them to the appropriate unit of the Police Department for action.
Officer Sanford took a selfie with an escaped prisoner! Sanford was dispatched to three dogs running loose. When she arrived, she was able to apprehend Duke and took him to a veterinary office where they discovered that Duke had a microchip. She contacted the owner and found out that the other escapees belonged to Duke’s neighbor. Apparently, the two other dogs peer pressured him to leave the comfort of his home and go for a stroll. All dogs have been reunited. The text conversation between the officer and Duke’s owner shows actual police tactics used in making the arrest. Remember, it’s a great idea to have your dog chipped!