Employment

If you are considering a career in law enforcement, we would encourage you to apply with us at the City of Rome Police Department. There are many benefits available when you choose to work with us, including:

  • Starting salary: $48,172 increasing each year and ending after 6 years at top patrol salary of: $71,430
  • Patrol grade increase in pay starting at 5 years
  • Longevity pay starting at 5 years
  • Shift differential pay
  • College incentive pay
  • Uniform maintenance pay
  • Clothing allowance pay (Detective and Juvenile Aid)
  • Excellent Healthcare benefits
  • 20-year retirement
  • Heath insurance buyout for anyone who doesn’t need healthcare through the City of Rome
  • Paid sick time (18 per year)
  • Paid family sick time (3 per year)
  • Paid vacation
  • 12 paid floating holidays
  • 6 personal leave days
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave

The Rome Civil Service Commission is legally responsible to administer and manage all merit-based employment positions within its jurisdiction by ensuring that the integrity of the merit system is maintained under the established regulations of New York State Civil Service Law. As such, all successful applicants for the City of Rome Police Departments must achieve a minimum qualifying score of 70% or higher on the New York State Civil Service written exam, and must participate in and successfully pass the following individual phases of qualification:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Successful Completion of Police Academy Training

To download the current exam announcement and application, please click the buttons below.

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Contact information

Lt. Sharon Rood

Training Director
301 N. James St.
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7724

Email: Roodsl@romepd.com

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.