The Rome Police Department is comprised of 76 police officers and 2 civilians. In order to give our community the best police services, our department has several specialized units, which consist of several divisions. Please choose a division at left for additional information. The members of our department are dedicated law enforcement professionals who take pride in delivering the best possible police services to our community. We are proud of our efforts to provide a safe neighborhood and school environment.
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The mission of the Rome Police Department is to protect life and property, prevent crime, detect and arrest offenders. This shall be accomplished by enforcing all federal, state, and local laws over which this Department has jurisdiction.
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The Special Investigations Unit is a highly specialized unit which is comprised of detectives who are trained in the investigation, recognition and testing of illegal substances (Narcotics). The unit focuses mainly on narcotic investigations throughout the City of Rome, both inside and outside districts. S.I.U. will also conduct any other investigations that they are assigned by the Chief of Police. All members are a part of the Oneida County Drug Task Force which gives the members the status of Special Deputy with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. This allows them to co...Learn More
The Rome Police Department's Mountain Bike Patrol has been a community policing operation since its inception in 1995. The objective of this unit is to patrol areas of the city that are not accessible to patrol vehicles. City parks, recreation areas, school grounds and the Mohawk River trail system are some of the locations that are patrolled by bicycle. The mountain bike patrol is a great benifit to both the community and the police department as it allows the police officer to interact directly with the public and also expands the patrol capabilities of the police depa...Learn More