Commissioner of Public Safety

The Commissioner of Public Safety is the head of the Department of Public Safety and is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rome. As Commissioner of Public Safety, I am empowered to enact, modify, and repeal the orders, rules and regulations of general discipline affecting the Rome Police and Fire Departments. It is also my responsibility to make all appointments, promotions and to change the status of the officers and members of the Police and Fire Departments in accordance with the provisions of civil service law of the State of New York.

We are very fortunate to have an excellent, well trained, professional and motivated police and fire department. The members accept their responsibility of preserving the life and property in our community and protecting and serving all of us.

Frank Retrosi Jr.
Commissioner of Public Safety

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Contact information

Frank Retrosi Jr.

Commissioner of Public Safety

198 N Washington
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7655
Fax: (315) 339-7667
fretrosi@romecitygov.com

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

Comments regarding the Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative should be submitted to policereform@romepd.com

Keep Your Valuables Safe

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and Utica Police are asking for people to share information on the whereabouts of this week's Wanted Person of the Week.

UPD is looking for 55-year-old Robert Watson on a warrant stemming from a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree (a class D felony). The incident stems from a domestic incident that occurred in west Utica in November of 2022.