Do The Right Thing Program

DTRT-Awards-logoThe goal of the Do The Right Thing program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department, as well as other local police agencies, and the youth of Monroe County. The Do The Right Thing Award program recognizes youth for their positive behavior, accomplishments and good deeds by distinguishing school-age children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their communities, or demonstrate “turn-around” behavior.    

All students in grades K-12 that are enrolled in any Monroe County school are eligible for nomination.  Anyone over 18 years old can complete a nomination form.

• Nomination forms can be submitted electronically here
• Or, print the form and when completed, fax to (585) 428-6093. 
• Forms are also available at the Rochester Police Department, as well as any City school or City library.  Completed forms can be faxed to (585) 428-6093. 

From the nominations received, a committee selects students to receive the Do The Right Thing award.  Ten students are celebrated at a public, bi-monthly ceremony in the atrium of the City Public Safety building located at 185 Exchange Boulevard.  Typically five ceremonies are held each year.  Some of these students may also have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. 

The next Do the Right Thing Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.  

For more information, visit the "Do the Right Thing" website at, or call (585) 428-7863.

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Click here to view recent and past award recipients. 

Click here to view a list of sponsors for the Do the Right Thing program. 



DTRT Reward Poster 2013