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 obtained and submitted electronically on the "Do the Right Thing" website. 
• 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. 

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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Below is a list of winners from the most recent ceremony.  To view past award winners, and for more information, please visit the "Do the Right Thing" website.   

May/June 2015 "Do the Right Thing" Award Winners

The May/June 2015 ceremony was held on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The following students were honored:

May 2015
James Weathers             11th grade         Leadership Academy for Young Men
Amari Boone                 11th grade         Vanguard College High School
Hilleyri Binet                 12th grade         Vanguard College High School
Aidee Zorrilla                12th grade         Vanguard College High School
Aleah McCall                 10th grade         Vanguard College High School

June 2015
Selin Kahyaoglu             10th grade        Spencerport High School
Jailen Griffin                   9th grade         PTECH Pathways to Tech.
Jehmel Alexander         11th grade         East High School
Brooke Simmons            5th grade         Lakeshore Elementary
Di-Juan Anderson           7th grade         Greece Olympia 




DTRT Reward Poster 2013