Juvenile Aid

The Juvenile Aid Division handles all incidents and issues that involve persons who are under the age of sixteen and unemancipated.  This includes all criminal incidents with juvenile offenders or victims and also many non-criminal matters that require police intervention.  Juvenile investigators are trained to investigate crimes with a particular emphasis on prosecution when indicated and rehabilitation when possible.

Youthful offenders are treated with special safeguards and procedures that assess the seriousness of each offense and determine the precise course of action that best suits the offenders and the community.

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Contact information

Scott Hoag

Sergeant
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7714
hoags@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.