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Dedicated Utica police investigator to retire

Posted 1/7/23

Longtime Utica police officer and current captain Bryan Coromato has announced his retirement.

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Dedicated Utica police investigator to retire


UTICA — Longtime Utica police officer and current captain Bryan Coromato has announced his retirement, having accepted a new position as an assistant director at Colgate University, according to the Utica Police Department.

Coromato joined the department in 2001 and has worn many hats throughout his tenure. He previously served as the public information officer, providing information on cases to the media and the public.

He was a member of the Community Policing Unit during his time as a patrol officer, focusing on weapon and drug arrests.

Coromato joined the Criminal Investigations Division in 2016 and helped usher in the Major Crimes Unit, officials said. This unit took the city’s homicide solve rate from less than 40% to now almost 90%, department officials noted.

In June 2020, Coromato was promoted to captain, and he took command of the entire Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing 40 supervisors and investigators across several specialized units. Coromato is also one of the select few who presides over the Thomas Lindsey Memorial Foundation, which donates thousands of dollars to area youth in memory of the fallen police officer.

In December 2022, Coromato attended the FBI National Academy Session, a prestigious 10-week class for top law enforcement professionals, department officials stated.

“We wish Captain Coromato the best, but we know that all he gave to the Utica Police Department will continue to be felt for years to come,” the department said in a release.

“As a leader, Captain Coromato allowed his men and women to have independence to perform their jobs the way they found most advantageous to them, however, he was always there to provide guidance and insight to better his subordinates. His leadership style was extremely effective, and the work environment he allowed produced un-paralleled results.”

Coromato has accepted an assistant director position at Colgate University in the village of Hamilton in Madison County.


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