The Support Services Division consists of several subdivisions that focus on various objectives.
The Records section, guided by the records supervisor, maintains a wide variety of police records, from those documenting adult arrests to juvenile citations to accident reports, and many more. The Records section also assists Roswell residents who need background checks for employment reasons or to work with volunteer organizations. The Records section supports all other divisions within the police department by locating information on file or helping verify information requested by other RPD personnel. The public may also request certain records (see notice below).
Recruiting Officer and Training Sergeant
The division is home to the Recruiting Officer and the Training Sergeant. The Training Sergeant plays a major role in training new officers, as well as conducting many trainings throughout the year for all officers. The trainings are designed to ensure officers are mentally and physically equipped to deal with anything they may encounter while carrying out their duties. Meanwhile, the Recruiting Officer, is dedicated to recruiting and hiring people who are qualified and committed to enforcing the law. Any individual who possesses the passion and fortitude to become a law enforcement officer with the City of Roswell is encouraged to apply. Contact the Recruiting Officer (575-624-6770) for information, or visit the jobs listings to check on available positions.
Officers (sometimes with McGruff the Crime Dog) will visit schools, libraries, community organizations and other places to share safety and crime-prevention tips, or talk on another topic the police can assist with. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please call Richard Lucero in Community Relations at 575-624-6770.
Accreditation and Special Projects Manager
The Accreditation and Special Projects Manager is responsible for many things, including ensuring that RPD's policies and procedures are properly documented and maintained. Also, the processes and paperwork involved in accreditations and grants sought and received by the Roswell Police Department are handled by this position.
Public Information Officer
Along with the Accreditation and Special Projects Manager and those who work in the Records section, the Public Information Officer is also a civilian employee. The role of the PIO is to ensure transparency without compromising investigations. The Public Information Officer works alongside law enforcement to ensure correct information is disseminated not only to media, but also to the public, including through use of the RPD website and Facebook page. The PIO is committed to working with media to ensure the community of Roswell is accurately informed, as well as provided with safety and crime-prevention information to help citizens make their neighborhoods better places to live.
The Support Services Division is dedicated to serving personnel within the Roswell Police Department as well as all members of the Roswell community.
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS
By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the Roswell Police Department, while recognizing that some types of information must remain confidential.
A person desiring to inspect public records may submit a request to the records custodian orally or in writing. However, the procedures and penalties prescribed by the Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request. Written requests may be submitted in person or sent via US mail, email or facsimile. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.
The records custodian for the Roswell Police Department is located at 128 W. Second Street, phone 575-624-6770, fax 575-624-6780, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An Inspection of Public Records request form is available. Please print and complete the form and submit it to the records custodian at the address or email listed on the form.
If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a fee may be charged.
The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act is found in full in state statutes 14-2-1 through 14-2-12.