Information about city government in Roswell, GA
The City of Roswell operates with an elected Mayor and 6 City Council members who are all part-time city government employees. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of Roswell and the presiding officer at City Council meetings, but votes only in case of a tie between City Council members. The Roswell City Administrator is a full-time employee who is responsible for implementing the policy directives established by the Mayor and the City Council, and for managing the daily operations of the city.
The Roswell City Council establishes policies for all city operations, approves budgets for the various city government departments, passes ordinances, and responds to requests for rezoning and annexation. City services are delivered through 8 departments within the City of Roswell’s government: Administration, Finance, Public Works/Environmental, Community Development, Transportation, Recreation and Parks, Police, and Fire. Within these departments, more than 40 divisions and offices employ approximately 600 full-time and 300 part-time workers. Roswell City Hall is located at 38 Hill Street, (770) 641-3727.
Roswell’s Police Department
About 300 yards from Roswell City Hall, the Roswell Police Department’s offices are located at 39 Hill Street. The fact that Roswell is ranked among the safest cities to live in the United States according to City Crime Rankings is due to a cooperative effort between Roswell’s Police Department and the many citizens of Roswell who care about maintaining the high standard of living in Roswell.
The average ratio of police officers to residents in the United States is 3 police officers per 1,000 residents. The Roswell Police Department has 194 employees, 129 of whom are police officers and the ratio of police officers to residents in Roswell is 1.48 per 1,000. That’s almost twice as many police officers as the U.S. average and better police protection has proven to increase public safety in Roswell. For police information and other non-emergency calls, phone (770) 640-4100. For fires and other life threatening emergencies, dial 911.