Central NY Organized Retail Crime Alliance

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Central New York Retail Crime Alliance (CNYORCA)

CNYORCA is a coalition of retail stores who work in conjunction with law enforcement to combat organized retail theft in the Central NY area. This alliance allows retailers and law enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real-time basis while preventing other partners from being victimized.

The organization was formed with the following goals:

  • Prevent and deter retail theft
  • Exchange and share information on retail theft suspects
  • Track and share information on organized theft rings

Provide education and training for retail establishments in areas of theft and fraud
Through this collaborative partnership, law enforcement and the business community will be able to work together to identify offenders and resolve cases, all while developing new and innovative ways to combat ORC networks. This secure website is accessible only by members. If you are involved in retail management, asset protection, loss prevention or law enforcement, we encourage you to join by clicking here.

Contact information

Kevin James

Captain
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7715
FAX: (315) 339-7718
jamesk@romepd.com

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

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Law enforcement day

The Rome Police Department announces the return of Law Enforcement Day on July 23, 2022.

Oneida City Police are looking for a 54-year-old white male who is wanted on charges of sexual assault, according to Sgt. Mike Burgess of the Oneida City Police Criminal Investigations Division.

Police say Michael A. Merrill, who's residence is unknown is wanted through a bench warrant that includes Sex Abuse 1st which is a class D felony.

Burgess says that Merrill's charges include:

Forcible Touching (class A Misdemeanor)

Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A Misdemeanor)

Police say the incident occurred in July of this year at a residence in the City of Oneida.

Police are asking for calls and tips to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line, anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.