We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Rome, NY Police Department and Crime Stoppers USA to launch a program in Oneida County. With that we are kicking off the launch with a fundraiser so that we can offer rewards for some local cases.
The event will be held at the Rome Elks Lodge #096 on May 18th 2016 at 6pm. There will be a cash bar, Dinner, Conversation and Q&A with guests, raffles, and many other things. We will have 2 guests from the hit TV show “The First 48” as guest speakers from the Detective Division at the Tulsa Police Department in Tulsa, OK. You can see these guys in action in episodes 6, 7 and 8 as well as many others.
The cost of a ticket in Advance is $25 and $35 at the door. There are also packages available for sponsorship. Please contact myself at 518-227-7266 or Captain Tim Bates from the Rome Police at 315-339-7715. We are looking for your commitment to attend the event to help support the program. The kickoff event will be our primary fundraiser for the year and will hopefully raise a lot of money to put towards some of the cold cases sitting out there.
We are also looking for donation items for our silent auction. If you know someone that owns a business willing to donate please reach out on our behalf and coordinate with us to speak with that business.
This program is an amazing tool to help solve crime. PDs all over the world utilize it to solve cold cases, high profile cases, identify wanted suspects/people, and track down wanted suspects. We have had great success already in our area. Please contact us at the numbers above if you are interested in volunteering for the event or with the Crime Stoppers program.
The Rome Police Department has partnered with the DEA for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event being held this coming Saturday. Anyone with unwanted prescription medication can drop them off at the Rome Police Station, 301 N. James St. in Rome on Saturday, April 30th. between 10 am and 2 pm for safe disposal. Hypodermic needles can not be accepted at the drop off. Rome police also remind area residents that we have a prescription medication drop box located at the Rome Police station which allows you to drop off your unwanted prescription medications at any time, no questions asked. For more information on the Take Back Day or the prescription medication drop box, please contact Captain Tim Bates at (315) 339-7715.