Public Safety

The Public Safety Department oversees the operations and budgets of the Police, Fire and Animal Control Departments. It is also responsible for all aspects related to the public safety of the residents of the City of Rome.

The position of commissioner is a Full time position with office hours on Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Animal Control

Animal Control offers many services to citizens including:

The impoundment of stray dogs and dogs running at large. Every effort is taken to return lost and found dogs to their rightful owners.

Handling complaints for violations of the Rome City Code of Ordinances regarding dogs.

Advice and referrals for handling wildlife.

Adoptable dogs can be viewed at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Kimberly Vaughn
Animal Control Officer
(315) 337-6260
Email: Kimberly Vaughn

Rome Disaster Preparedness

*Rome Fire and Police Department Safety Update*

House numbers, easy to find and clearly visible, are first-rate safety measures. Timely and effective emergency help is ensured by posting large house numbers where responders can see them. Numbers can be on mailboxes, over doors with adequate lighting, and painted on the curb as well. House numbers should be at least 4 inches high and be easily seen from the street.

Please be community-conscious and encourage others to post their house numbers the right way for their own safety.

*Please view the disaster preparedness link to view other safety updates and disaster preparedness tips.

SEMO: State Emergency Management Office:



Documents, Forms and Applications:

Commissioner of Public Safety Contact

Kenneth White
Public Safety Commissioner
(315) 339-7655
Email: Kenneth White