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In January of 1995 the Police department embarked on a new beginning with the employment of community based style policing which encourages citizen participation in crime reduction and greater coordination with other service providers to address crime related problems in the City and surrounding communities. Police officers and the staff of the Roswell Police Department are part of the catalyst which brings the necessary resources to bear on community safety needs throughout Roswell.
The Police department, by strengthening the partnership among citizens, public and private agencies expects a reduction in the fear of and occurrence of criminal activities through proactive resolutions of immediate community safety problems and identification of the root causes of criminal acts and disorder. The citizens of Roswell and the police officers mutually participate in and are responsible for strategy design and problem solving that emphasizes comprehensive responses to criminal incidents. Problem solving is joint empowerment of police officers, businesses and citizens to coordinate public and private resources to resolve and correct community problems. The staff of the Police Department takes a vested interest in and is sensitive to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the area they serve.
The Roswell Police Department is committed to fostering an organizational climate that rewards its employees for initiative, innovation, citizen involvement, consensus building and problem resolution. The Police Department encourages the decentralization of resources to the most appropriate level in the organization and/or the community. The Police members are expected to maintain a sustained and dedicated service orientation with all citizens to ensure the peace and safety of our community and the surrounding communities. The organizational values of service orientation, partnership, empowerment, problem solving and accountability must be the driving force in all our decisions in the everyday operation of the department. Our commitment to the future of all citizens of Roswell is of the utmost importance and must be of the utmost importance to the entire community. The future depends on the success of this philosophy. This is not an easy task. It will take several years for the windfall to appear.