Missions and Values

The mission of the Rome Police Department is to protect life and property, prevent crime, and detect and arrest offenders. This shall be accomplished by enforcing all federal, state, and local laws over which this Department has jurisdiction.

This Department is committed to service and taking positive action to maintain high standards in response to the community we serve. It is crucial that all the Officers of the Rome Police Department remember that in the execution of this mission, they shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform this mission with honesty, courage, fidelity, and sound judgment.

The officers of the Rome Police Department must seek and preserve public confidence by acting in a fair and impartial manner at all times, thereby protecting the constitutional rights of all persons.

Rome Police Department Organizational Chart

Contact information

Rome Police Department
301 North James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7780

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

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

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.