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

Lieutenant
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 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.