At Your Service...
The Roswell (N.M.) Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible to our community. Our department is made up of a team of men and women dedicated to serving the needs of the community, providing police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2015, there were 67,170 events involving police response (calls for service plus officer-initiated activities) handled by the police department. In addition, Animal Control Services handled 11,926 calls.
It is the mission of the Roswell Police Department to provide equal protection under the law to all people as its officers protect and serve the community of Roswell. RPD strives to treat everyone with dignity and respect, to investigate all criminal matters and bring before the courts all violators of the law and assist in their prosecution.
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A message from the Chief of Police
On behalf of the more than 100 dedicated members of the Roswell Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Roswell Police Department website.
I am confident our agency will meet challenges with unity and resolve, working side-by-side with our community members, city hall and all interested parties to enhance the quality of life for our community.
We are tasked with providing our community the best police service possible. I am optimistic our agency will continue along the path of excellence as we continue to address the needs of our outstanding and diverse community with professionalism and purpose.
As we develop programs, implement technology and take on new initiatives, rest assured our organization regards the city’s residents as its highest priority.
Our mission is to help make the City of Roswell a safe place to live and work. We do this in part by forming partnerships with the city's citizens and businesses. Our priority goes beyond writing an incident report after a crime has occurred; we want to work with the community to prevent crime and to solve community problems.
I invite you to become one of our partners in making your neighborhoods a better place to live as our community continues to grow and thrive.
Get involved by:
1. Participating in a Neighborhood Watch group or neighborhood improvement committee
2. Volunteering at a neighborhood school, youth organization or a service organization
3. Staying informed and getting involved to meet community needs
4. Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor
5. Reporting any suspicious or unusual activity you see to the police department
The men and women of the Roswell Police Department look forward to meeting any and all challenges while providing our community with unmatched excellence in law enforcement services.
Phil Smith, Chief of Police
Due to laws and regulations, some reports may be unavailable on the “P2C” link. If you are unable to find a report, please contact RPD at (575) 624-6770, or email the Records section, or visit the Records section of the police department. You can also find more information about requesting records on the Support Services page of this site.
If you have comments about the operation of the department and its officers, would like to commend or thank a specific officer, or need to voice a complaint or concern, please email RPD's Professional Integrity division.
RPD investigators helped photograph and collect other evidence at the site of a train crash south of Roswell (April 28, 2015). The equipment atop the vehicle gathers information to create a computerized 3-D image of the scene.Browse Album