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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Crime flourishes in community amid lack of serious consequences from judicial system

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By Chief Phil Smith, Roswell Police Department

Our criminal justice system is a multi-faceted machine involving law enforcement response and investigation, followed by prosecution in the court system, and culminating with a final judicial order that can le...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

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With temperatures regularly soaring into the 90s and triple digits in Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico, it is critically important for everyone to be well aware of the danger hot vehicles pose to young children who may be unable to get out ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Neighborhood Watch available to Roswell residents

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Uniting neighborhoods to “look out for each other” – by residents being alert to suspicious activity and reporting it to law enforcement so proper action can be taken to keep the neighborhood safe and secure – is th...

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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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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Keeping you and your vehicle safe and secure

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

• Lock your vehicle door anytime you are away from your vehicle.

• In the cold of winter or heat of summer, it is tempting ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Protecting yourself against scams

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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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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Free service checks up on residents who live alone

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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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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Angel Program reaching out to those afflicted with drug addiction

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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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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Everyone plays a role in crime prevention

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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 cri...

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