Roswell Police Department
Chief of Police
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Message from Chief James W. ConroyI am humbled and honored to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Roswell. I thank Mayor Henry, the Roswell City Council and City Administrator Palmer for their support and their confidence in my ability to lead this department.
The Roswell Police Department has a long history of providing excellent service to this community. I am excited to be a part of that tradition and a to be a part of this team. You have my assurance that we will continue to provide excellent service, focusing on community policing by embracing the pillars of 21st Century Policing and the principles of Procedural Justice.
21st Century Policing is a comprehensive framework for providing service to the community while cultivating high quality employees. The pillars of 21st Century Policing include:
- Building Trust and Legitimacy
- Policy and Oversight
- Community Policing and Crime Reduction
- Technology and Social Media
- Training and Education
- Officer Safety and Wellness
- Opportunities for Voice
- Fairness in the processes
- Impartiality in decision making
- Transparency in actions
James W. Conroy
Chief of Police
Meeting the challenges of a growing city, the Roswell Police Department touts a crime rate of only 2 persons crimes and 25 property crimes per 1,000 persons. Additional crime statistics are available in the Roswell Uniform Crime Report. Roswell residents and businesses are active in our community and support police efforts to maintain a safe environment.
The citizens can expect a professional, internationally accredited police department. The Roswell Police Department strives to set a standard of excellence for others to follow.
The Roswell Police Department is also accredited by the . Out of 650 law enforcement agencies in the State of Georgia, only 126 were GACP accredited. State accreditation represents a significant professional achievement and acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
MissionThe Roswell Police Department vows to protect life and property, preserve the peace, and strives to prevent crime, fear, and disorder in the City of Roswell in partnership with all of those who live, work, and travel through our city.
ValuesWe the Roswell Police Department, show in our words and actions that we value:
- Integrity: Honesty and truthfulness in our actions.
- Responsibility & Professionalism: Acting professionally with the interest of the community foremost.
- Courage: The ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation
- Compassion: Have concern and respect for all.
- Perseverance: The diligent pursuit of our organizational mission and vision despite hardships, obstacles, or opposition.
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How can I report suspicious activity?
Kết quả xổ số hàng ngàyThe Police Department Special Investigation Section accepts complaints at 770-640-4260. Information may be given anonymously. For immediate response, contact the Communications Division at 770-640-4100.
Does the Police Department offer programs for youth?Yes, the Roswell Police Explorers, part of the Boy Scouts of America, is available for boys and girls ages 14 – 20. For more information, call 770-640-4115.
Does the Police Department have a procedure for reporting and responding to citizen complaints?Yes, citizens may voice their concerns to any shift supervisor for immediate attention on an informal basis. For formal complaints, contact the Office of Professional Standards at 770-640-4100. The Department provides pamphlets explaining the process.
- Jul 26
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Kết quả xổ số hàng ngàyThe Roswell Police Department has made an arrest in the 1988 murder of 8-year old Joshua Harmon. James Michael Coates, 56, of Woodstock, was taken into custody July 21st and booked into the Fulton County Jail on multiple charges including Murder. Roswell detectives arrested Coates after DNA evidence collected from the crime scene linked him to the murder. On May 15th, 1988 Joshua was reported missing by his parents after not returning home for dinner. After extensive searches over the following 48 hours, Joshua’s body was discovered in a wooded area nearby to the Raintree Way apartment where he lived. Roswell detectives, in partnership with the GBI, investigated the case extensively and collected valuable evidence, but the case went cold. Investigators regularly revisited the case over the intervening years in pursuit of justice for Joshua and his family, and evidence was consistently re-examined to keep pace with evolving leads and advancing technology. In February of 2021, with the permission of his family, Joshua’s body was exhumed in hopes of identifying further evidence. In March, the GA Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) taskforce, a subset of the GA Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), provided the Roswell Police Department with funding to pursue additional DNA testing on evidence from the crime scene. Recently, investigators received the results of that testing performed by an independent laboratory, CyberGenetics Inc., which linked Coates to the crime. He was taken into custody without incident on a traffic stop the morning of July 21st. The full list of Coates’ charges are as follows: -Murder -Felony Murder -Aggravated Assault -Aggravated Sodomy -Aggravated Child Molestation -Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes -False Imprisonment -Cruelty to Children, 1st Degree -Concealing the Death of Another -Tampering with Evidence “This was a tragedy that no family should endure”, said Roswell Police Chief James Conroy. “The death of Josh and the fact that his killer remained free for such a long time is unimaginable. I hope this arrest brings the Harmon family a sense of closure. The many officers, detectives, special agents, attorneys, scientists and retirees who worked this case never gave up hope in bringing Josh’s killer to justice. They are truly heroes, and I thank each one for their dedication and perseverance”. This arrest would not have come to fruition without the collaborative effort of a number of partner agencies. The Roswell Police Department would like to thank the GBI, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, the CJCC SAKI Task Force, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, San Diego Police Department Forensic Science Laboratory, Bode Technologies, Clements DNA Consulting, and CyberGenetics Inc. for joining us in the tireless pursuit of justice. While an arrest has been made, this does still remain an active investigation. We would ask anyone with information about this case to contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100, or provide anonymous information through Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS(8477).
- Jul 25
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Who made it out to our very first Cops N' Cars car show last Sunday? A little rain at the end of the day may have dampened the cars, but not the spirits! It was a beautiful afternoon of community supporting community. A big thanks as well to Vettes of Atlanta Magazine for their thoughtful write-up on the event! You can read it here: Scroll through to see who you voted as your category favorites!