Office of Professional StandardsThe Office of Professional Standards (OPS) reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for Internal Affairs, Research and Planning, Accreditation and Selection. The mission of this office is to ensure the integrity of the Department and its personnel through impartial investigation and developmental management support. The Roswell Police Department has been nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1995. Click here for employment opportunities.
Uniform Patrol Division
PatrolUniform Patrol is the backbone of the Police Department and the most visible in the community. Uniform Patrol works a 12-hour shift schedule working from either 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am. Each shift has a unique set of challenges and officers utilize a variety of patrol techniques to address a particular problem or situation. This includes K9 patrols, foot patrols and bicycle patrols.
Traffic Enforcement UnitThe Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) is responsible for the enforcement of the State’s traffic codes. TEU focuses much of its activity based on statistical data and citizen requests. Two officers are assigned to a DUI Task Force that works during times that DUI drivers are most likely to be on the road and one officer is assigned to investigate Hit & Run accidents. The rest of the unit focuses on highly visible enforcement of traffic laws in the City such as speed limits in school zones, problem areas in neighborhoods and rush hour traffic in the morning and evening. Members of TEU are also highly-trained in the technical aspects of accident investigation and reconstruction.
Criminal Investigations Division
Persons Crimes SectionThe Persons Crimes Section within CID is responsible for investigating deaths, robberies, rapes, aggravated assaults and crimes against children, missing persons, juvenile runaways, and general crimes of violence. A specially trained juvenile crimes investigator is also assigned to this section.
Property Crimes SectionThe Property Crimes Section is responsible for investigating crimes such as burglary, auto theft, fraud, general thefts, and computer crimes. This includes investigators that are assigned specifically to "White Collar Crimes" which encompasses internet related fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud and crimes involving computers.
Crime Scene Processing UnitRoswell Police Crime Scene Investigators respond to critical incidents where the collection of evidence requires special tools or training. A variety of traditional and modern tools are used both on the scene and in our own lab to assist Detectives and prosecutors.
Special Investigations Section
The Crime Suppression Unit (CSU)CSU is an investigative support unit responsible for identifying and addressing specific crime problems and trends within the City. Flexibility is the key to this specialized unit. By using overt and covert means, CSU is able to focus resources on specific types of criminals and areas by being proactive and creative. This versatile street-level unit has the ability to address gang activity one day and drug enforcement the next. They can execute a burglary suppression operation then switch to enforcement of City codes and permits.
Narcotics UnitThe Narcotics Unit specializes in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting those persons who violate the laws in reference to illegal narcotics in the City of Roswell. This includes production, manufacturing, distribution, sale, and chronic use. Investigations can come from a variety of sources, including citizen complaints and anonymous tips, as well as cases referred to the unit by other officers or agencies.
Support Services Division
TrainingThe Training Unit is responsible for ensuring all personnel receive the most up-to-date information and training relating to all aspects of the job. The Police Department’s Training Officer and staff organizes and coordinates the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program and other advanced training classes. Many of these classes are presented at the Roswell-Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center (RAPSTC). One priority of the Training Unit is the goal of having 100% of Roswell Police Officers Crisis Intervention Team CIT certified. CIT helps Police Officers better handle situations involving people with mental health issues. More information on the CIT program can be found at www.namiga.org/crisis-intervention-training.
CommunicationsThe Communications Center provides dispatch and E911 services for the cities of Roswell and Mountain Park, to include police and fire/rescue services. The dispatchers are responsible for ten E911 phone lines and over forty emergency and non-emergency phone lines. Dispatchers are Emergency Medical Dispatch, CPR, GCIC and POST certified. In 2012, Roswell Dispatch handled 89,680 total calls for service.
Community Relations UnitThe Community Relations Unit provides educational classes, Neighborhood Watch training programs, events such as National Night Out and opportunities for citizens to get involved such as Citizens' Police Academy. Members of this unit can often be seen in schools, businesses and at community events speaking with citizens of all ages.
Media relations, including social media, is also a responsibility of the Community Relations Unit. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provides regular and up-to-date information on all aspects of the activities of the Police Department to all media. Quick, late-breaking information is regularly broadcasted through NIXLE, Twitter (@RoswellGAPolice) and Facebook (RoswellGAPolice).
The Community Relations Unit also has a Crime Free Housing specialist that works as a direct liaison between apartment complex management companies and the Police Department.
The Community Relations Unit also actively sponsors and oversees the Police Explorers Program and is actively seeking new members to participate.