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Rochester Police Department Office of the Chief of Police

The Office of the Chief of Police consists of the Chief of Police, the Executive Deputy Chief, the Chief's personal staff and the Public Information Officer.  It is responsible for police-community relations matters, and includes the following components: 

The Professional Standards Section
This section is responsible for investigating complaints of police actions or misconduct issued from any source, conducting civil claim investigations for the Corporation Counsel, the administrative review of fleet vehicle accident investigations, and conducting other investigations directed by the Chief of Police. It is also responsible for maintenance of the Department's official disciplinary records.

The Professional Standards Section includes the Long-Term Disability Unit, which is responsible for monitoring personnel specially assigned due to injuries or illnesses incurred resulting in extended terms of disability.

The Special Events Section 
This section is responsible for coordinating the police response for concerts, parades, festivals and other special events within the city. 

The Communications Section 
This section is responsible for the coordination of the media productions unit, volunteer services unit, and the police graphic artist.

The Research and Evaluation Section
This section is responsible for the development of Department policies and procedures, providing a liaison to the Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness and coordinating policy and procedure development for the handling of emergencies involving both Department and outside resources. It is also responsible for management of special projects and experimental programs; the research, procurement, and administration of funding grants; and it provides staff assistance to the Department as required, including analytical reports.

This section is further responsible for coordinating the Department's staff and field inspection activities; evaluating compliance with directives, plans, regulations; preparing status reports and recommendations concerning the administration and operation of the Department; overseeing the Department's compliance with applicable accreditation programs; and coordinating the field testing of new or alternative products, equipment, and technologies for possible use by the Department.

The Chief of Police Office can be contacted by calling (585) 428-7033. 




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