Specialized Police Units

The Rome Police Department possesses and utilizes several specialized vehicles to assist in its service to the community. These vehicles function in all aspects of police work. Investigations, crowd control, and traffic safety are just some of the areas in which the Rome Police Department is able to fulfill its mission by having the diversification that these vehicles provide.

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 city parks and miles of off-road trails while ensuring public safety. Eight (8) certified officers staff the unit. The unit operates two (2) Polaris Sportsman ATVs along with two (2) Polaris snowmobiles (Classic Edge & IQ Step). 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, as well as search and rescue operations.

The Rome Police Department’s Mobile Command Center (MCC) is a mobile police station/command post. Operations include computers, radios, observation platform, audio-visual equipment, and work and interview areas. The MCC is also equipped with a generator, microwave oven, refrigerator and lavatory so that it may be deployed for extended periods of time. This specialized vehicle is deployed to crime scenes, public gatherings, targeted neighborhood's, parades, civic events, fire scenes and at any other function where a fully equipped command center is needed.

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Contact information

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

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.