Patrol Division - Rochester Police Department

Patrol Division - Rochester Police Department

The Patrol Division of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) is commanded by Rochester Police commander Joseph Morabito. Organizationally, the Patrol Division comes under the Operations Bureau.

Commander Joseph MorabitoThis Division is responsible for providing general police services, including the centralized coordination of vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols, special events and certain special services. It is also responsible for coordinating and developing crime prevention programs in conjunction with the City's Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC), including PAC-TAC, making presentations and speaking at public meetings and in-service training. The Patrol Division also has primary responsibility for conducting follow-up investigations of all offenses occurring within the Sections, excluding homicides, bank robberies, Special Victims Investigations, certain economic crimes or any offenses where a coordinated effort or extensive investigation is necessary.

The Patrol Division consists of the following components:
Patrol Sections:
The City of Rochester is divided into five geographical areas called Sections. Each Section is further divided into multiple Patrol Beats within the Section. Each Section is commanded by a Rochester Police Captain and divided into platoons led by Patrol Supervisors with the rank of Lieutenant and Sergeant. The following are the five patrol Sections in the City of Rochester: 

         Lake Section (1)          
         Genesee Section (3) 
         Goodman Section (5) 
         Clinton Section (7) 
         Central Section (9)

Special Events:
Is responsible for coordinating events with the City of Rochester’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. It is responsible for the coordination and planning of all police activities at special events occurring within the City, including: assessing logistical requirements and contingency plans, traffic and crowd control plans, identifying potential problems associated with individual events and coordination of all inter-departmental personnel and special operations personnel.