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Laws regarding weapons and explosives are found in sections 30-7-1 through 30-7-22.
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The 911 emergency system is intended for citizens to report serious situations and emergencies that require immediate response from police, fire or medical personnel. To request police response regarding non-emergencies, call 575-624-6770.
Information about available positions in RPD, as well as links to apply online, are available at our employment opportunities page.
The City of Roswell is an equal opportunity employer.
Background checks can be obtained from the RPD Records Department during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Background check documentation id $5 if no arrest records are involved.
If arrest records are involved, the cost increases to $10 to cover the cost of additional documentation.
The state’s Concealed Handgun Carry law is found in sections 29-19-1 through 29-19-15.
Immediately stop your vehicle after the accident. If possible, position your vehicle in a place to reduce obstruction to other motorists.
You must provide your name, address and registration number to others involved in the accident, and show your driver's license if asked.
If somebody is injured, you must provide "reasonable assistance" to the victim, which can include calling for emergency help or taking the injured to receive medical care.
Any accident "resulting in bodily injury or death of any personal or property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500) or more" must be reported to appropriate law enforcement.
In the case of minor accidents without injuries, all parties may agree to exchange needed information and go their separate ways without contacting law enforcement. If this option is selected, police reports cannot be filed later and any claims pursuant to the accident must be sought in civil court.
If you damage an unoccupied vehicle while driving, you must attach a note to the damaged vehicle. The note must be legible, affixed in a secure and conspicuous location and include your name and address, the vehicle owner's name and address (if different) and a description of what happened.
Municipal Court, located at 420 N. Richardson Ave., handles traffic citations issued by the Roswell Police Department for traffic violations. Fines, if necessary, are paid at the court. The court is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. The court is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The court can be contacted by phone at 575-624-6725.