FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rome Police Department
Think Public Safety First This Holiday Weekend
The City of Rome & Rome City Police strive to consistently provide outstanding public safety services for citizens and those visiting Rome and would like to remind the public to think safety first for the upcoming holiday weekend.
One of the biggest concerns that has been brought to light recently is unattended minors in the Downtown Rome area. “The town green is a great place for children and families to gather as part of their downtown experience, but it is not safe for parents to leave children unattended,” said Sgt. Danny Story.
The Rome City Police Department has had an increase of comments from concerned citizens and businesses who have noticed an increase of unattended children. “The law doesn't say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it's an offense to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk,” said Police Chief, Denise Downer-McKinney. “With the river front close by and the amount of traffic throughout the downtown area, it is not safe for minors to be left unsupervised.” Chief Downer-McKinney added that with the upcoming holiday weekend, traffic and events will only add to the need for increased safety measures.
As always, the City of Rome welcomes and encourages citizen involvement in creating a better city. The City of Rome Police is happy to speak with anyone directly regarding public safety matters: 706-238-5111.