Posted on: March 29, 2017

RPD veteran selected as deputy chief

Mike Stanton 2 (website)

A 14½ -year veteran of the Roswell Police Department has been named the department’s deputy chief. Mike Stanton was selected to become the second in command by Chief Phil Smith. Stanton’s promotion from his current rank of c...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Man charged with the 2005 double murder of brothers who were shot at home

cold-case murder solved (website)

An arrest warrant was issued March 27 for the man Roswell Police Department investigators believe is responsible for the murder of two brothers in their Roswell home nearly 12 years ago.

The warrant charging two counts of first-degree murder was issued for...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Ready to be adopted

Adopt Of The Week (week of 3-20-17) (website)

This 1-year-old male catahoula is ready to be adopted. You can visit him at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 6266. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call the shel...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Three men and a dog bring car theft to a quick end

teague and skip

A senior citizen, his dog and a pair of security guards teamed up March 7 to foil a car thief, who managed to drive the car only an estimated 40 to 50 feet before his crime came to a quick conclusion and the guards held him until police arrived.

It was aro...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Local boy gets special visit from officers, SWAT vehicle

boy with SWAT vehicle

Members of the Roswell Police Department made a surprise visit Feb. 22 to a local 14-year-old boy who is dealing with cancer. The boy, Irvin Gonzalez (pictured with his mother Abigail), had expressed an interest in police officers and their work. The offi...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

RPD's Annual Report available

annual report

Top-level crimes, as classified by the FBI, decreased for a second straight year in Roswell in 2016. The overall decline (11.5 percent) in Part I crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, arson) within the city comes ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Suspect arrested in nearly 13-year-old murder case

arrested

Continuing investigation by Roswell Police Department detectives resulted in the arrest Tuesday, Jan. 24, of the suspect in a murder that occurred almost 13 years ago.

What had been a cold case for many years following the shooting murder in February 2004 ...

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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: December 30, 2016

The unusual can often be part of routine day for RPD

spaceship

A routine day for the Roswell Police Department often includes officers responding to some not-so-routine calls and unusual incidents. RPD offers this sampling of out-of-the-ordinary situations handled in 2016.

HIDDEN AGENDA: A traffic stop that started wi...

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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...Read on...

National Crime Prevention Council