News Flash

Posted on: January 4, 2019

New Facility Management Company

Spectra the new management company for the Roswell Convention Center is now hiring for an Event Manager and part-time positions.  Please contact Event Director Josea Wilcoxen at josea_wilcoxen@comcastspectacor.com 

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Additional Info... Convention Center

News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2019

Sprinkler systems, fire alarms key to fire suppression

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A fire at a local commercial building demonstrated the importance of such buildings having and maintaining properly-functioning fire-suppression sprinkler systems, as well as fire alarms that provide immediate notification to the fire department.

The Roswe...

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Fire Department
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Be aware of threat of carbon monoxide

CO Sources

Every year nationwide, an average of 20,000 to 30,000 people are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and approximately 500 people die from such poisoning, many in their own homes.

High concentrations of carbon monoxide can kill in less than fi...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Survey seeks input on performance of city departments

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The City of Roswell would like to know how well its various departments are responding to the needs of the citizens. A City Performance Survey has been set up online for residents to answer some general questions and offer input about city services. This ...

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General City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Regulations reminder: Weeds and yard sales

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Spring and summer bring warmer weather, and warmer weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation. Unfortunately, that can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, spring and summer make up yard-sale season and the appearance of yard-sale signs that co...

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General City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Online option offered to report areas in need of litter cleanup

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Keep Roswell Beautiful and the City of Roswell’s Community Development Department are working to keep the community looking good and would like the public’s help in reporting public areas that are in need of a cleanup to remove litter ...

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General City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Bridge replacement affects traffic on North Garden Avenue

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A major bridge-replacement project will require the closure of a portion of North Garden Avenue beginning Monday (Jan. 27).

North Garden will be closed to through traffic from Cherry Street to Petro Drive. The North Garden bridge located south of Petro Dri...

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General City News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

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Solid Waste Department works to keep Roswell clean and safe by providing services to collect, dispose of and recycle trash

The trash business isn’t what it used to be.  Years ago, two or three employees went into the alleys to dump heavy...

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General City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Citizens can share concerns with city through online FixIT Form

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Have you recently come across a significant pothole on a city street? Did a property overgrown with weeds catch your eye? Do you know of a vehicle that appears to have been abandoned and remains sitting on public property? The City of Roswell wants to kno...

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General City News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2020

RPD seeking to add K9 program focused on drug detection

Church on the Move presents check for RPD K9 program (3-4-20)

With illicit drug activity linked to so many violent offenses and property crimes, the battle to take illegal drugs and those who deal in them off the streets is a high priority for the Roswell Police Department. As part of that effort, RPD is looking to ...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 27, 2020

RPD honors it own at awards ceremony

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RPD honored many of its members during an awards ceremony Feb. 27 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The ceremony recognized a variety of achievements and actions covering the last couple years.

RPD congratulates the following on their well-deserv...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 27, 2020

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Sgt. Richard Romero at RPD Hiring Event (Jan 2020)

Roswell Police Department works to meet recruiting and retention challenges in hopes of filling and maintaining its officer roster

By Todd Wildermuth, RPD Public Information Officer

As the officers of the Roswell Police Department meet the challeng...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Citizens cautioned about potential for officer impostors

After a police ballistic vest and handcuffs were discovered in a man’s car during a Feb. 8 traffic stop, the Roswell Police Department reminds people to take precautions if they are suspicious of the authenticity of anyone presenting himself or ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 22, 2020

FBI offers reward in Roswell homicide case

Jorge Rico-Ruvira (Oct 2019)

The FBI has established a reward for information that could help locate Roswell homicide suspect Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira (pictured). The FBI issued the following news release Wednesday morning (Jan. 22): 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1...
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Police Department
Posted on: January 2, 2020

The unusual can often be part of routine day for RPD

Offbeat Police Blotter

By Todd Wildermuth, RPD Public Information Officer

Roswell Police Department officers never know what unique and unusual situations they may deal with during any given day or night. A routine shift can include officers responding to some not-so-routine cal...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 11, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

RPD female personnel featured in Spotlight story (Sept 2019)

Female RPD members find success as they serve the community in challenging and rewarding roles

The Roswell Police Department is home to a roster full of dedicated officers, detectives and supervisors at various levels, as well as civilian employees serving...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Operators of motorized bicycles must meet legal requirements

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The Roswell Police Department’s Traffic Division would like to inform and remind local residents who ride around town on bicycles that have been modified by the additions of gas-powered engines that there are laws that must be adhered to regarding these m...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Explorer program offers firsthand experience in law enforcement for young men and women

Explorer Post 911 patch

Young men and women with an interest in possibly pursuing a career in law enforcement or a related field of the criminal justice system can get a personal education and experience regarding what it’s like to be a police officer by taking part in...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Free service checks up on residents who live alone

Good Morning Call

The Good Morning Call program was instituted by the Roswell Police Department to provide a daily telephone call to individuals who live alone and want the reassurance of knowing they will be contacted each day to make sure they are okay. The service is fr...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Angel Program reaching out to drug addicts

Angel Program

The Roswell Police Department formally introduced the Roswell Angel Program in January 2018. 

WHAT: The Angel Program offers a means by which the Roswell Police Department and its partner agencies in this effort – the Chaves County Sheriff’s Offic...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Protecting yourself against scams

Scam Keyboard

The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to offer the public these tips regarding telephone and email scams:

  • Entities providing services to you, such as government agencies, will never call or email you and request payment ...
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Police Department
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Keeping you and your vehicle safe and secure

Car Burglar

The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to offer the public these vehicle security and safety tips:

  • Lock your car door anytime you are away from your car.
  • With the changing of seasons, it is very tempting to start your car ...
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Police Department
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Taking precautions to protect financial-account information

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The Roswell Police Department urges citizens to be aware of the threat of debit- and credit-card “skimming” and take precautions to prevent becoming a victim of these criminals who often use deceptive technology to steal card information in order to illeg...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Take steps to protect property and be aware of suspicious activity

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Roswell's citizens play a key role in helping prevent crime in the community and making their neighborhoods safer places to live. The Roswell Police Department encourages citizens to be mindful of the simple steps they can take to help reduce crime in the...

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National Crime Prevention Council Police Department

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News Flash

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Connect with the Library

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Follow the Roswell Public Library on instagram @RPLnm for great book posts and other info about Library programs.

"Like" the Roswell Public Library on Facebook for the the latest news happening at your library.

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News Flash

Zoo

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Zoo pond to be closed during cleaning work

zoo pond (Jan 2020)

The pond at Spring River Zoo will be closed to the public for several months as it is drained and then cleaned of silt and any other materials that have collected on the bottom through the years. It is believed this is the first time in the pond&rsquo...

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Zoo
Posted on: August 2, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Andrea Cole with horse at zoo during kids program (July 2019)

Zookeeper gets to live out her love for animals each day, caring for them and teaching the public about them

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

Andrea Cole enjoys coming to work each day. She has had a love for animals since she ...

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Zoo