News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

hot vehicle temps

With temperatures in the 90s many days and at times approaching triple digits in Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico, this is the time of year when it is critically important for everyone to be well aware of the danger hot vehicles pose to you...

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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: 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: 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 vehicle door anytime you are away from your vehicle.

• In the cold of winter or heat of summe...

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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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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