Rochester Police Department Operations Bureau

Deputy Chief Scott Peters Commanded by Deputy Chief Scott Peters, the Operations Bureau is responsible for providing direct police services to the public. These services include the protection of life and property, protection of the constitutional guarantees of all people, reduction of opportunities for the commission of crime, resolution of conflict, identification of criminal offenders and criminal activity and apprehension of offenders. The Deputy Chief of Operations is responsible for planning the response to emergence incidents and any unusual occurrences in the City.

The Operations Bureau consists of the Patrol Division, which includes five (5) sections: Lake, Genesee, Goodman, Clinton, Central.  It also includes the Special Operations Division and Animal Services

The Operations Bureau is also responsible for departmental coordination of the City's Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC). A Lieutenant, police officers and other Departmental personnel are assigned to the NSC in each of the designated planning sectors throughout the City.  They work with personnel from other City departments to address quality-of-life concerns.

The Special Events Section is responsible for coordinating events with the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is involved in the coordination and planning of all police activities at City special events to include: assessing logistical requirements, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems and contingency plans as needed associated with individual events and coordination of all intra and inter-departmental personnel.