Crime Prevention

In the late 1970s, the country was experiencing a noticeable rise in crime and violence.  Naturally, this was affecting all communities, both large and small.  Police administrators and community leaders determined that to ensure that peace and tranquility would prevail within their communities, it became a priority to establish a mechanism within their agency that would recognize these acts of crime and violence, record data, and then put into effect a program that could effectively deal with these problems.  Most law enforcement agencies named this initiative the Crime Prevention Unit.

The City of Rome was also facing some of the same concerns as other cities were.  Therefore, the City of Rome Police Department established a crime prevention unit about twenty-five years ago.  One of the first missions was to increase community awareness and to educate the public on how to report and prevent crime and how to protect their property.  This unit continues to promote safety and crime prevention and has expanded its presentations to include identity theft, internet crimes, and credit card fraud in an effort to inform the citizens of Rome regarding the nature of changing criminal trends.

The crime prevention unit of the Rome Police Department is very active and is committed to keeping the community safe.  Programs for children, adults, senior citizens, the business community, and financial institutions have all been formulated and are being continually updated and presented.

Contact information

Eric Stevens

Police Officer
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7722
stevensea@romepd.com

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

Comments regarding the Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative should be submitted to policereform@romepd.com

Rome Police Department presents: A night with santa

Come have your child's picture taken with Santa on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Redeemer Church. Redeemer Church located at 129 N Washington Street will be hosting the Rome Police Department's "A Night with Santa" event. The event will be from 5PM till 7PM, hope to see you there!!

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