News Flash

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: December 19, 2019

Businesses, residents reminded to prevent sprinklers from creating icy hazard on streets

Sprinkler

With wintertime temperatures often dipping below freezing, the Roswell Police Department is asking everyone to be aware of the hazard created by allowing sprinklers to send water onto streets. Businesses and residents are reminded to ensure water systems ...

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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

motorized bicycle

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

using atm

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

stop crime

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