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

There was such a great turnout for the 2018 kickoff for Alive In Roswell last night! You could spot many of our officers among the crowd talking with people, but one certain attendee stole our hearts! We made an instant friend with a little goat named Winston from The ART BARN. Hopefully, he'll come back to see us next month!

Thank you to Scooter's Coffee for hosting the "Coffee with the Chief" event this morning. We enjoyed spending time with the community members that came out to chat with us this morning. We also wanted to thank our special friend, 3-year-old Ford, who wanted to meet Chief Grant and push the siren button in the police car!

Road Closure for "Hembree Runs Wild" race - Saturday, April 21st from 7am to 10am. The event will start at Hembree Springs Elementary School and use the following route: • Race will start in the HSES bus lane on east side of the school. • Runners will run down the bus loop to Elkins • Right on Elkins Rd at light (runners run in southbound lane) • Left on Arbor Creek Dr (runners in right hand lane) • U-Turn at Arbor Creek Dr and Arbor Creek Way • Run back to Elkins Rd • Right onto Elkins Rd (Runners in Northbound lane) • Left onto Hembree Rd (Runners in eastbound lane) • U-Turn at Hembree Rd/Houze Rd (Runners return in the same eastbound lane) • Right onto Elkins Rd • Right at the light into the parking lot of the school • Runners continue up the upper bus road • Continue to the carpool lane and finish in front of school

WE NEED YOUR HELP to identify this person. The man pictured in this photo attempted to withdrawal $2,500.00 from a SunTrust Bank in Roswell using a fake NC driver’s license on April 5th. Earlier that day, he was able to withdraw money from a SunTrust in Stone Mountain using fraudulent identification. The identification presented reflected that the victim resided in Greensboro, NC. Similar transactions have occurred in the Atlanta area where different suspects have presented fraudulent NC driver’s licenses linked to victims from Greensboro, NC. If you can identity this suspect, please contact Det. Farabaugh at 770-640-4340 ***Please share this post***

Alive in Roswell is tonight - please pay attention to the road closures on and around Canton Street while driving.

Thank you to Roswell Fire Department for stopping by 911 to help A Squad earn raffle tickets. Our big drawing will take place tomorrow afternoon in honor of National Telecommunicators Week. These Dispatchers are competitive!

It’s all about 911 this week! To continue in our celebratory festivities, our Dispatchers are participating in a variety of tasks in order to obtain raffle tickets for the big draw scheduled for Friday. One of the tasks Supervisor Terry O'Connell gave to her Squad was to see if they could get Mayor Lori Henry to come by for a visit! 10 raffle tickets now goes to each member of B Squad! It was great to see you today, Mayor Henry!

If you are in the area of Woodstock Rd and Canton Street this week, please expect some delays. Check out the map for lane closures. (April 9th through the 13th from 9am to 4pm)

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as Public Safety Telecommunicators. We are honored to have Mayor Lori Henry declare, in an official proclamation, the week of April 8-14, 2018 to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Roswell. This special week brings celebration, honor, and publicity focused on the otherwise unsung heroes on the other end of the line. It's a great opportunity to reflect on the important role of the 911 dispatcher as the first, first responder. Help us acknowledge and honor this team of dispatchers whose diligence and professionalism keep our City and citizens safe. Pictured here are just a few members with Mayor and Council. Thank you, Roswell 911! #NPSTW2018 #WEARE911 #911Proud

We are excited to introduce our two newest members of the police department. The bird patrol program is quite innovative and has been extremely successful. Not only do we bring them out for community events, they have proven to be very useful for flying over accident scenes to give us a Birdseye view! We are pulling your Tail-feather on this 1st day of April! Officer Yorke, pictured in this photo, was at Riverside Park today, and he was able to hold these beautiful birds! We hope you enjoy your weekend!

It was quite an emotional day as we say goodbye to our Roswell Police Department family member, Detective Roger Marbut. He started his law enforcement career with the GBI as a narcotics agent. From there, he worked at Gwinnett County Corrections, Henry County S.O., Lawrenceville Police, and finally, Douglas County. Marbut is retiring with 29 years of service with our department. In 1989, he was hired as a patrol officer and later transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division, where he remained for the past 21 years. Marbut was well respected at our police department, other law enforcement agencies, and private financial institutions as a fraud investigator. When Marbut spoke at his retirement ceremony today, he said what he learned from his law enforcement career was to “treat people with respect and dignity – like you would want your family to be treated.”

RIGHT LANE CLOSURE SB SR9, Oxbo Rd to Park Sq starting for tree trimming. Expect delays for several hours. A GDOT crew will be trimming trees on the SB shoulder near Oxbo Rd and cutting limbs that are overhanging the state route near Park Sq.

The Roswell Police Department is pleased to announce that our 911 Emergency Communications Division has been awarded our first Public Safety Communications Accreditation through the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In order to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement and communications professional excellence, the RPD 911 Emergency Communications Division was required to demonstrate full compliance with 212 state-of-the-art performance standards focusing on four areas of responsibility: policy and procedure; management; operations; and support services. A CALEA-certified public safety practitioner verified compliance with the performance standards through a file review and on-site assessment in October 2017. The public was invited to offer comments in writing or by telephone about the RPD 911 Emergency Communications Division’s ability to meet the standards. “The Commissioners were complimentary of our excellent training and quality assurance program,” said 911 Director Melissa Alterio. “This is an incredible accomplishment and a true testament to the dedication, professionalism and hardworking team of 911 professionals of Roswell 911. I couldn’t be more proud.” CALEA accreditation requires a communications center to develop a comprehensive and well thought out uniform set of written directives. It also requires a preparedness program be put in place, so a communications center is ready to address natural or manmade unusual occurrences. Accreditation is for four years, during which the RPD 911 Emergency Communications Division must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was accredited. Chief Rusty Grant, Director Melissa Alterio and Communications Supervisor John Potrzebowski attended the Spring CALEA Conference in Frisco, TX on March 24, 2018 where they received the official accreditation status from the CALEA Board of Commissioners. Members of the Roswell 911 Division will receive recognition of their achievement at the March 26, 2018 Mayor and City Council Meeting beginning at 7pm.

LANE CLOSURE SB from Oak St to past Oxbo Rd on SR9 starting at 9am for tree trimming. Expect delays for several hours. A GDOT crew will be trimming trees on the SB shoulder near Oxbo Rd and cutting limbs that are overhanging the state route near Park Sq.

Thompson Place lane closure starting Monday, March 26th at 8:30 AM. Prepare for some delays.

We have a special friend in Minnesota! Robert’s mother sent us this photo of him opening up an envelope he received in the mail from us. He was excited to receive our uniform patch for his growing collection. His mom wrote us and said that Robert wants to be a policeman when he grows up, but he cannot due to health issues. “We made it a mission to collect as many police department patches for him as we can all the while raising awareness about his syndrome.” We are inspired by Robert for his determination and aspirations. Enjoy the patch big guy!

There will be an event tomorrow (3/24) that will affect your morning travel on Willeo Rd and Azalea Rd. Please plan accordingly

We are thankful for our friendship with the Roswell Rotary Club and always enjoy visiting their members. We want to remind the public that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive March 26, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Roswell Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session March 27, 2018 at 5 P.M. The session will be conducted at the Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers located at 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call, (770-640-4182) on March 28, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the Roswell Police Department, 39 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075. Local contact is Detective Clutter, (770-640-4484).

The NWS has placed us in a tornado watch. Please remain vigilant and have a way to receive weather alerts. #gawx

We urge you to stay weather aware today, as suggested by the National Weather Service - have a plan to receive weather alerts and updates.

Spring is in the air! Chief Rusty Grant had the privilege to throw the first pitch for Roswell Youth Baseball. Preston’s father sent us this cute picture and wrote, “It was a pleasure meeting you today. My son was thrilled to have you throw to him.”

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Make safe choices. #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver

So, THIS happened today...we can now add “goat wrangler” to our job description ✅ 😂 We were called out to the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Shallowford Road for animals that were in the roadway. When the officers arrived, they located a donkey and some goats walking on the street. A person hired the goats to clean her yard for a couple of days, and apparently these guys walked off their job site. Our officers were able to bring them back into her yard to finish the work.

Please note these road closures for public safety for tomorrow's 3rd Annual MacFestivus Festival.

What a great turnout we had today at Coffee Bianco for our "Coffee with the Chief" event! We enjoyed meeting you. If you didn't get a chance to make it, we'll be out again next month! Stay tuned for the announcement.