In the course of routine patrol, the Rome Police Department relies on the use of a number of specific vehicle models and makes. The department utilizes Ford Police Taurus, Ford Explorers, a Ford F-150, and Dodge Chargers as the primary patrol vehicles. Patrol vehicles are equipped with radar, mobile data terminals (MDTs), and other emergency-related equipment.
In 2014, the Rome Police Department added the VIPER to its fleet. The VIPER is an armored vehicle equipped with surveillance cameras capable of streaming live video back to headquarters and to officers on the street. The VIPER is placed at various trouble spots throughout the city in an effort to curb quality-of-life issues. In 2018, a new Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle was added to the fleet. It is utilized for traffic enforcement and community events.
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7780
Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
New York State law requires all drivers and passengers wear seat belts, regardless of where they sit in the vehicle. Further, stretch limousines already on the road will be required to include seatbelts at every seat by January 2023.
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This position is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and protection of lives and property in a designated area of an assigned shift; does related work as required. Duties consist primarily of routine patrol tasks, assisting in investigation of criminal offenses and the apprehension of criminals.