All Terrain Unit

The All Terrain Unit (ATU) is a highly mobile unit capable of rapidly deploying to remote areas of the city in any type of weather. This unit gives the department greater flexibility when patrolling our city parks and miles of off-road trails while ensuring public safety. Under the guidance of Sgt. Fairbrother, eight certified officers staff the unit. To be certified, officers must attend a week-long snowmobile school, and two-day ATV school.

The unit operates two Polaris Sportsman ATVs along with two Polaris snowmobiles. These specialized units are invaluable in reaching land areas that are inaccessible to a patrol vehicle and have proven to be a valuable tool in missing person and accident investigations, patrol of inner and outer districts, patrol of parades and special functions, response to accidents on trails, and search and rescue operations.

Photos: Rome Daily Sentinel

two all terrain unit officers for rome police department riding snowmobiles
Photo: Rome Daily Sentinel

Contact information

Jason Fairbrother

301 N. 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

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.