Detective Division

The Detective Division is responsible for all types of felony investigations, including narcotics and other special investigations. Some of these investigations are assigned to the detective division due to the nature and type of special circumstances involved. This includes misdemeanor crimes as well as violations if so warranted. It is the responsibility of the detective division to initiate and pursue investigations, apprehend offenders, develop intelligence on criminal activity, cultivate informants, establish and maintain mutually cooperative relationships with other criminal justice agencies, assist in investigations being conducted by the patrol and other divisions, recover stolen property and complete many other tasks.

The detective division also manages and maintains the Rome Police Department Sex Offender Registry and the Pawn Shop Database.

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Contact information

Kevin James

Captain
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7715
jamesk@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.