Welcome to Roswell Police Department
Friday, November 27 2015 @ 01:12 AM MST

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 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 2014, there were 71,633 events involving police response (calls for service plus officer-initiated activities) handled by the police department.

The Roswell Police Department is located at 128 W. Second St., Roswell, N.M. 88201. Non-emergency number is (575) 624-6770. For an emergency, call 911.















It is the mission of the Roswell Police Department to provide equal protection under the law to all people. In doing so, RPD conducts policing operations within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New Mexico. 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.



“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

Robert Peel

British statesman known as the father

of modern policing




 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





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Do you have information that could help solve a crime?

If so, please call RPD at (575) 624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS(8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could become eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest and/or conviction.



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 records@roswellpolice.com, 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.

In Focus

The Roswell Police Department participated in a job fair at the civic center April 22, 2015. Those who stopped by the RPD table were able to talk to RPD personnel to learn more about career opportunities as a police officer.
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