Roswell Police Department

  • Agency: Roswell Police Department
  • Address: 39 Hill Street, Roswell, 30075 GA
  • Chief: Ed Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 770-640-4100
Fax: 770-640-4271

Roswell Police Department is located at 39 Hill Street, Roswell, 30075 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ed Williams. The Roswell Police Department phone number is 770-640-4100.

Roswell Police Department News

Spoiler alert! We did not win the “egg drop” contest at Hillside Elementary School’s science day today. Don’t cringe when you hear our egg splatter on the ground. The kids did not hold back on their excitement when their project survived the 100 foot fall! Congratulations to them and we’ll see you next year for the rematch!

We responded to a deer stuck in a fence. The homeowners, Lauri & Kay, sent us some photos and stated, “A huge thank you to Officer Marietta of the Roswell Police Department for helping free this deer this morning! She was stuck in the fence between our yards. He used a flat tire lift to spread the fence enough to get her out. We were all so happy she was ok.”

Goliath’s family was involved in an auto accident on Halloween night. The responding officer let him wait inside his patrol car while his family was being taken care of. His mom, Sandra, wrote us, “Thank you again for protecting Goliath as he was so scared with all the lights and the noise from the accident. Also, thank you for waiting until our ride got there, it was really nice of you to not leave us stranded. Goliath promised he would behave so he wouldn't get in trouble with the law again!”

**********UPDDATE********* As we reported earlier this afternoon, the sinkhole on Hwy. 9 (between Oak St. and Oxbo Rd.) opened back up today. It is believed the concrete that had been poured into the sinkhole a few months back has settled a couple of inches. The right-hand SB lane of Hwy. 9 (again, between Oak St. and Oxbo Rd.) is blocked and will remain blocked throughout the night. One SB lane remains open. Both NB lanes also remain open. From 6:00 to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, crews will be working on the sinkhole. Two SB lanes will be available during this time. There will be only one NB lane available. After 9:30 a.m., there will be one SB and one NB lane available, as crews continue to work. Contact Information: Julie Brechbill 770-594-6416 ROSWELL 911 CENTER: Expect delays on Hwy. 9 SB between Oak St. and Oxbo Rd. due to a sinkhole. One SB lane remains open. Both NB lanes are open. If you want to continue to receive instant notifications like these by text, sign up for free at

ROAD CLOSURE: Azalea Dr. will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 31st, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while a contractor removes two large trees. These trees are threatening to fall onto the power lines and across the road. This will involve the use of cranes to remove the trees in smaller sections. Please plan your route accordingly.

It was a successful drug take-back day! We collected over 246 pounds of drugs! That is 246 pounds of medicine that will not be in our landfills or water system. A very special thank you to WellStar North Fulton Hospital who were on-site and collected 10 large containers of sharpies. We sincerely appreciate Roswell Recycling Center for letting us use this convenient location!

The Roswell Police Department wants the little trick-or-treaters to have a very safe Halloween! Here are 10 Important Halloween Safety Tips: 1. Try to go out before dark if possible. If it’s after dark, bring a flashlight and walk facing the traffic 2. Never Cross streets without looking both ways. Use sidewalks if possible and do not run between parked cars. 3. Wear costumes that fits, and that glows when lights shine on them. (parents can buy reflective tape at a local store). Never walk near lit candles or luminaries – be sure to wear flame resistant costumes. 4. If you wear a mask, make sure you can see and hear well…best to paint your face with makeup…it’s more fun and safer than wearing a mask. 5. Do not cross lawns because unseen objects or uneven ground may trip you and cause you to fall. 6. Never go up to a house that does not have a light on. It’s best, to have a preset route - only stopping at houses or apartment buildings where there are people you know. Unfortunately, there are sex offenders out in the communities. You can find out where they are living by visiting: to plan accordingly. 7. Never play bad tricks on people by destroying their property, cars, and mailboxes. 8. Never go into a strangers house, always let them bring the treats to you at the door. 9. Never eat anything that is given to you until you get home and let your parents inspect it! Eat only factory wrapped treats – Avoid homemade treats unless you know the person well. 10. If a child is old enough to go out without a parent, always discuss their route and a set a firm time to expect them to return home. We also want to remind drivers to be extra careful and slow down – it’s dark and kids are going to be all around. As always, report any suspicious behavior by calling 911

DON'T FORGET the National Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow! (Saturday, October 28) we'll be collecting unwanted medication from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Rd., Alpharetta, GA. We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with WellStar North Fulton Hospital for this event and will be accepting sharpies / needles. They will take them off-site for a proper and safe disposal. For more information, please contact Officer Lisa Holland at the Roswell Police Department, 770-640-4422 or visit the DEA’s website at

10th annual Big Pumpkin 5K - expect delays tomorrow morning. Road closures will start at 8:20AM and all roads will reopen at approximately 10:00AM. Commuter traffic should use Houze Road or King Rd to avoid congestion. Click on map for details

CALLING ALL TEENS: Join us TONIGHT at 6pm at the Roswell Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center (11565 Maxwell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009) to learn more about our Police Explorers Program. This program is open to everyone ages 14-20. The Police Explorers Program is designed to build leadership skills and give participants hands on experience in many areas of Law Enforcement. If you're interested in a possible career in Law Enforcement, come join us tonight! Food will be provided, we can't wait to see you there!

Be aware that the Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close one southbound lane for striping from 9pm to 5am. This will be Ga. Hwy. 400 southbound to Holcomb Bridge Road westbound exit ramp (7B)

Thank you to owner, Ryan Pernice, for cordially hosting “Coffee with the Chief”! Chief Rusty Grant, along with some officers of the Roswell Police Department had a great time talking with everyone who stopped by this morning at Table & Main | a southern tavern to chat with us. We hope to see you when we announce our next #CoffeeWithTheChief event.

The Roswell Police Department and National Cyber Security has teamed up to offer a Cyber Safety Summit for Teens. With the increase in cyber attacks happening daily, online bullying and predators utilizing the internet to identify their victims, it is necessary to educate our teens who likely utilize the internet more often than their parents on a daily basis. The online dangers that exist in the cyber world and directly affect our teens appears to be increasing daily. Many of our teens are also unaware of how their online persona can directly affect them for the rest of their lives. From posting unsavory pictures of themselves to making inappropriate comments they are often simply unaware of just how these activities can prevent them from getting into the college of their choice or getting the job that they were hoping for after college, etc. National Cyber Security, a locally owned cyber security company has teamed up with the Roswell Police Department to not only teach teens to enjoy a safe online experience, but also to teach them to protect their identities and keep their reputations clean. Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Time: 9-11am for the parents seminar AND 12-2pm for the teen seminar Location: Roswell Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center, 11565 Maxwell Road Alpharetta, GA, 30009

The Roswell Explorer Program is an organization where students (ages 14 to 20) interested in Law Enforcement can gain a hands-on experience by training with the Roswell Police Department. Explorers learn interactive topics such as investigating various types of crime, handcuffing techniques, self-defense tactics, and learn unique concepts in a safe, controlled environment. Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Roswell Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center (RAPSTC) 11565 Maxwell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Who: Both parents and teens are welcomed *Complimentary refreshments and dessert will be served* Contact Officer Wilson with any question:

PUBLIC NOTICE: ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT - REMINDER: A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on Monday, October 24, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Roswell Police Department, 911 Emergency Communications Division’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that Roswell 911 Emergency Communications has met the Commission’s state-of-the art standards is part of a voluntary process to obtain accreditation; a highly prized recognition of law enforcement and communication professional excellence. The Roswell Police Department, 911 Emergency Communications Division must comply with over 200 standards in order to achieve accreditation status. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement and public safety communications practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit the 911 Center, agency offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by telephone. The public may call (770) 640-4182 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. For additional information, please contact the Roswell 911’s Communications Director / Accreditation Manager, Melissa Alterio, at (770) 640-4339 or via email at Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Roswell Police 911 Emergency Communication’s ability to meet the standards for re-accreditation are requested to write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155. Attention Program Manager Vincent Duaro Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accreditation status. Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards, under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155 or call (703) 352-4225 or visit

It’s a beautiful day for recruiting police officers in the north Georgia mountains. We’re at University of North Georgia Dahlonega Campus this afternoon.

*** roadway back open** Happening now- 3 lanes blocked AVOID Holcomb Bridge Rd and Dogwood Rd 2 eastbound lanes blocked from accident If you would like to continue to receive instant notifications like this directly from our 911 center, sign up for free at:

The Roswell Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction during the National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Rd., Alpharetta, GA. The Roswell Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Keep Roswell Beautiful for the event. The service is free and anonymous. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, numerous people do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with WellStar North Fulton Hospital for this event and will be accepting sharpies / needles. They will take them off-site for a proper and safe disposal. For more information, please contact Officer Lisa Holland at the Roswell Police Department, 770-640-4422 or visit the DEA’s website at

YOUTH DAY PARADE tomorrow! Please view the Parade route for Saturday, October 14th. Roads will close at 9:30 a.m. Mimosa Blvd. and Magnolia St. will reopen as the parade moves off the roads, and after the pedestrians have cleared. As the Parade continues down Canton St. and Woodstock Road, the roads will reopen with the same procedure. Please expect delays and plan your morning accordingly.

We hope that you can join us for this month's COFFEE WITH THE CHIEF. Ryan Pernice, Owner / Operator of Table & Main | a southern tavern will graciously be hosting this month's event. There will be complementary coffee, juice and donuts served. This will be an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. We hope that you can drop by Table & Main, located at 1028 Canton St., any time from 7am-9am on October 25th.

Our officers responded to an alarm call at Roswell High school around 2:00 A.M. They encountered these two suspicious characters who posed for the camera before fleeing. We were not able to identify them due to them wearing masks! We hope this made you smile – enjoy your week!


We are starting to receive complaints from citizens that the IRS phone call scam is starting up again. Please note that the IRS or any government agency (including our police department) would never call you and ask for money! If you do a Google search on "IRS phone scam" you will see that people all over the nation are getting targeted. Unfortunately, people are falling for this scam, so that's why it continues to be a successful scheme for the thieves - the scammers are making money! Our best advice to you is to JUST HANG UP. Please help us spread the word by sharing our message with your friends and family so that no one end up paying these people!

Ladies Come Join the Roswell Police Department for a S.A.F.E. class! The class is for 14 years old and up, females only. If the attendee is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian would also need to attend the class. The first hour is sitting down and instructional and the last hour we will be up and moving. Don't worry though, the class can be tailored for all ages. Location: Roswell Area Park 10495 Woodstock Road Date: October 10th, 2017 Time: 6pm-8pm Cost: $6 resident and $9 for non resident, pay by check only at the class, cash is not accepted, no need to call ahead for registration, registration will be at the beginning of class *please wear comfortable attire or workout attire and athletic shoes We look forward to seeing you there!

We responded to an alarm call at Roswell Pawn & Jewelry., 615 Holcomb Br. Rd., this morning. Officers arrived within a minute and quickly apprehended a suspect inside the business. Roswell Village Shopping center is back open, as well as the roadway on Alparetta Highway and Holcomb Bridge Rd.