Welcome to Roswell Police Department
Sunday, November 23 2014 @ 03:04 PM MST

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The Roswell 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 2013, there were 55,214 calls for service handled by the police department.

     The Roswell Police Department is located at 128 W. Second Street, Roswell New Mexico 88201. Contact number for non-emergency is      575-624-6770. 



It is the mission of the Roswell Police Department to provide equal protection of the law to all persons. To conduct policing operations within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New Mexico. To treat all persons with dignity and respect. To investigate all criminal matters and bring before the courts all violators of the law and to assist in the prosecution of the same.


 Statement from Chief of Police

On behalf of the over 100 dedicated members of the Roswell Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Roswell Police Department web site!

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 Roswell community.

As our agency moves forward, we are tasked with assuring 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 by forming partnerships with its citizens and businesses. Our priority will never end with writing an incident report after a crime has occurred; it is working with the community to prevent crime and to solve community problems.

I invite you to become 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 or youth organization;

3. Staying informed and getting involved in the community;

4. Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor;

5. Volunteering with the Police Department or becoming active in other service organizations.


The men and women of the Roswell Police Department look forward to meeting any and all upcoming challenges while providing our Roswell community with unmatched excellence in law enforcement services.


Phil Smith, Chief of Police



Police 2 Citizen


Due to laws and regulations, some reports may be unavailable on the “P2C” link. If you are unable to find a report, please contact the RPD at 575-624-6770, or email info@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. Thank you.

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