Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear.  Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon.  It forges bonds among area residents and its success is hinged on improving communications between neighbors and achieving and sustaining an appropriate level of neighborhood involvement to a point where the neighbors realize and/or achieves prevention of burglaries and other property crimes.

  • Any community resident can join; young and old, single and married, renter and homeowner.
  • A few concerned residents, a community organization, or a law enforcement agency can spearhead the efforts to organize a Watch.
  • Members may learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to their local police agency.
  • You can form a Watch group around any geographical unit: a block, apartment, park, business area, public housing complex, and offices.
  • Watch groups are not vigilantes.  They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.  Neighborhood Watch helps build pride and serves as a springboard for efforts that address community concerns.
neighborhood watch logo

Contact information

Eric Stevens

301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7722

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

Comments regarding the Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative should be submitted to

Law enforcement day

The Rome Police Department announces the return of Law Enforcement Day on July 23, 2022.

A local man is wanted by police on several bench warrants In Oneida County.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of 28-year-old Deshawn P Jackson, who might currently be residing in the Brewerton area near Oneida Lake.

Police say Jackson is wanted on three arrest warrants and one bench warrant issued in Oneida County Court.

Jackson is charged with three counts of Criminal Contempt and also an arrest from a DWI case.

Beween January 22nd 2022 – January 24th 2022, Jackson made several phone calls to the victim ultimately violating the court order that was issued by Syracuse City Court Judge Hon. V. Bogan on 11/16/2021.

On April 18th 2022, Jackson made a phone call to the victim ultimately violating the court order that was issued by Syracuse City Court Judge Hon. V. Bogan on 11/16/2021.

Possibly staying in the Brewerton (NY) area.  Jackson also has an active Bench Warrant from the Rome City Police Department for Criminal Possession of a Weapon – 4th degree.

Police are asking for calls and tips to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line, anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.