Use of Force Policy

Below are the Rome Police Department's Use of Force policies.

Contact information

Kevin Beach

Chief of Police
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7705

Use of Force Policy Sections:

Necessary Force

Warning Shots

Use of Less than Lethal Substances and Devices

Review of Force Causing Injury

Review of Firearms Use

Reporting Requirements Injury or Death

Carrying of Firearms

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

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

Rome Police Department citizen's Police Academy

Civilian Police Academy

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.