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: $53,018 increasing each year and ending after 6 years at top patrol salary of: $80,704
  • 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

Keep Your Valuables Safe

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and Utica Police are asking for people to share information on the whereabouts of this week's Wanted Person of the Week.

UPD is looking for 55-year-old Robert Watson on a warrant stemming from a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree (a class D felony). The incident stems from a domestic incident that occurred in west Utica in November of 2022.