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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Eager for a new home

Adopt Of The Week (7-16-18)

Here is a pit bull ready for a new home. You can visit this 6-year-old male at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 13083. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call the ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Suspect taken into custody shortly after fatal shooting

Murder arrest Arreola

A man has been charged with murder in the late-night shooting death of a local man June 27 outside a residence in south Roswell.

Jesus Arreola, 35, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of South Kentucky Avenue. ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Animal Services Supervisor Joseph Pacheco

The staff at Roswell Animal Services has to be ready to handle all sorts of animal adventures. Like a six-foot-long alligator being kept as a pet in someone’s residence. Or a giant python suddenly appearing in an apartment toilet. Then there was the time ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

With temperatures often climbing into triple digits in Roswell and elsewhere in southeast New Mexico, parents and other child caregivers must raise their awareness of the importance of never leaving children inside unattended vehicles. The temperature ins...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Community Investment Project invites citizens to visit Command Center, talk with officers

Carpenter Park RPD Command Center (June 2015) cropped

Roswell police officers will be reaching out to the community this spring and summer, offering the citizens they serve – adults and children alike – a chance to get to know some of them while the officers also seek to hear concerns, qu...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

New ordinance allows, regulates certain off-highway vehicles on city streets

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The Roswell City Council in January adopted an ordinance that allows and regulates the use of certain recreational and utility off-highway vehicles on city-owned paved streets. The ordinance specifies the requirements for such vehicles being used on city ...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: January 17, 2017

RPD is hiring!

RPD apply now

The Roswell Police Department is now hiring! We are eager to add to the department those who share our commitment to making a positive difference by protecting and serving this community. RPD welcomes anyone ready to become part of our team of professiona...

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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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