Office of the Chief of Police - Rochester Police Department

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is commanded by Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons and appointed staff, including the Deputy Chief of Administration, Deputy Chief of OperationsDeputy Chief of Community Affairs and Professional Standards Section. The Office of the chief of Police is responsible for managing the entire Department, overseeing internal investigations and initiatives regarding police-community relations. It is of the utmost importance for the RPD to remain transparent to the community for which we are sworn to protect and serve.

The Professional Standards Section (PSS) - Is responsible for investigating complaints of police action or misconduct in a thorough, yet objective manner, conducting civil claim investigations for the City's Corporation Counsel, the administrative review of fleet vehicle accident investigations and other investigations directed by the Chief of Police. PSS maintains the RPD's official disciplinary records with the primary goal of assuring the public that police misconduct will not be tolerated, while at the same time providing a review process by which officers unjustly accused can be vindicated. The Long-Term Disability Unit also comes within the overall responsibilities of PSS, which monitors the status of disabled personnel due to illness or injury that prevents them from carrying out the regular performance of their duties.

You can contact the Office of the Chief of Police by calling (585) 428-7033 or by email: