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

rome pd commissioner of public safety frank retrosi

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

Law enforcement day

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

Oneida City Police are looking for a 54-year-old white male who is wanted on charges of sexual assault, according to Sgt. Mike Burgess of the Oneida City Police Criminal Investigations Division.

Police say Michael A. Merrill, who's residence is unknown is wanted through a bench warrant that includes Sex Abuse 1st which is a class D felony.

Burgess says that Merrill's charges include:

Forcible Touching (class A Misdemeanor)

Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A Misdemeanor)

Police say the incident occurred in July of this year at a residence in the City of Oneida.

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